senate Bill S4896

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the POW/MIA flag to be displayed at every state and local public building at which the flag of the United States of America is displayed

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Apr 29, 2011 referred to finance

S4896 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง403-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1408

S4896 - Bill Texts

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Requires the POW/MIA flag to be displayed at every state and local public building at which the flag of the United States of America is displayed.

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BILL NUMBER:S4896

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the display of the
prisoner of war/missing in action flag at every public building at which
the flag of the United States of America is displayed

PURPOSE:
Requires the POW/MIA flag to be displayed at every state and local
public building at which the flag of the United States of America is
displayed.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Section 403-a of the executive law
(Display of prisoner of war and missing in action flag), as amended
by chapter 411 of the laws of 2005, is amended to state that the
prisoner of war and missing in action flag at the building housing
its local legislative body on all days shall be displayed at every
public buildings facility at which the flag of the United States of
America is displayed.

JUSTIFICATION:
The POW/MIA is generally displayed beneath the United
States Flag six times per year: Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday in
May), Memorial Day (Last Monday in May), Flag Day (June 14),
Independence Day (July 4) National POW/MIA Recognition Day (Third
Friday in September) and Veterans Day (November 11).

By displaying the POW/MIA flag more than six times a year; it will
continue to remind us, daily, of the hundreds of thousands of men and
woman that have been listed as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action.
It also enables us to pay homage for the service, sacrifice and
dedication they gave to their community, state and beloved country.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4896

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the  display
  of the prisoner of war/missing in action flag at every public building
  at which the flag of the United States of America is displayed

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 403-a of the executive law, as amended  by  chapter
411 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  S  403-a.  Display  of prisoner of war and missing in action flag. [1.
Every county outside the city of New York, city, town,  and  village  is
encouraged to display the] THE prisoner of [war and missing] WAR/MISSING
in  action  flag  [at the building housing its local legislative body on
all days on] SHALL BE DISPLAYED AT EVERY  PUBLIC  BUILDING  FACILITY  AT
which the flag [of the United States of America] is displayed.
  [2.  Every  state  police  facility,  including but not limited to the
headquarters,  substations,  and  training  academy,  is  encouraged  to
display  the  prisoner  of war and missing in action flag on all days on
which the flag of the United States of America is displayed.]
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08785-01-1

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