senate Bill S1067

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a civilian medal of valor for conspicuous and unselfish acts of valor, heroism or courage in assisting any other person

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance


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S1067 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §10, Exec L; add §89-h, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S226, A5979
2009-2010: S1402, A6616

S1067 - Summary

Establishes a civilian medal of valor for conspicuous and unselfish acts of valor, heroism or courage in assisting any other person; creates within the executive department, a civilian medal of valor committee to review candidates; creates a civilian medal of valor fund.

S1067 - Sponsor Memo

S1067 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

  LITTLE -- 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 creating and authoriz-
  ing  the  presentation  of the "civilian medal of valor"; and to amend
  the state finance law, in relation to establishing the "civilian medal
  of valor fund"


  Section  1. Legislative intent.  The legislature hereby finds that the
terrorist attacks on the World Trade Towers on the morning of  September
11,  2001  have  forever  changed the lives of all residents of New York
state, the United States of America  and  all  other  countries  of  the
world.  These  cowardly  and  barbaric acts have deprived thousands upon
thousands of citizens and individuals  throughout  the  world  of  their
loved  ones,  and  the comfort, support and the security of knowing that
they live in a safe place.  Today, thousands of United  States  military
personnel are risking their lives and personal safety, and are separated
from  their  family members so that they may protect the citizens of our
great nation and to attempt to bring the masterminds behind the cowardly
events of September eleventh to justice. The  laws  of  this  state  and
country  already  provide for various awards, medals and decorations for
military personnel who in the service of our country, or in the  service
of  the  organized militia of this state have displayed conspicuous acts
of valor, heroism, courage or gallantry, either in their military capac-
ities or in a civilian capacity. These medals,  decorations  and  honors
include a conspicuous service cross that is presented in the name of the
legislature of the state by the governor.  The events of September elev-
enth brought about untold numbers of heroic acts and deeds by so many of
the  public  servants  of  the  state, including firefighters and police

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


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