senate Bill S971

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Designates the tenth day of March of each year as a public holiday, to be known as Harriet Tubman day

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jan 05, 2011 referred to judiciary

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S971 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2623
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Construction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง24, Gen Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4027, A3416B

S971 - Summary

Designates the tenth day of March of each year as a public holiday, to be known as Harriet Tubman day.

S971 - Sponsor Memo

S971 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   971

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HASSELL-THOMPSON, ADAMS, ADDABBO, ALESI, BRESLIN,
  DIAZ, HANNON, HUNTLEY, KRUEGER, LANZA,  MONTGOMERY,  NOZZOLIO,  OPPEN-
  HEIMER,  PARKER,  PERKINS,  SAVINO,  STEWART-COUSINS,  VALESKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT to amend the general construction law, in relation to the desig-
  nation of Harriet Tubman day

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

  Section  1.  Section 24 of the general construction law, as amended by
chapter 347 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S 24. Public holidays; half-holidays. The term public holiday includes
the following days in each year:  the first day of January, known as New
Year's day; the third Monday of January,  known  as  Dr.  Martin  Luther
King, Jr. day; the twelfth day of February, known as Lincoln's birthday;
the  third Monday in February, known as Washington's birthday; THE TENTH
DAY OF MARCH, KNOWN AS HARRIET TUBMAN DAY; the last Monday in May, known
as Memorial day; the second Sunday in  June,  known  as  Flag  day;  the
fourth  day  of  July,  known  as  Independence day; the first Monday in
September, known as Labor day; the second Monday in  October,  known  as
Columbus  day; the eleventh day of November, known as Veterans' day; the
fourth Thursday in November, known as Thanksgiving day; and the  twenty-
fifth  day  of December, known as Christmas day, and if any of such days
except Flag day  is  Sunday,  the  next  day  thereafter;  each  general
election  day,  and  each  day  appointed by the president of the United
States or by the governor of this state as a day of  general  thanksgiv-
ing, general fasting and prayer, or other general religious observances.
The  term half-holiday includes the period from noon to midnight of each
Saturday which is not a public holiday.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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