senate Bill S2657

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the display of certain flags upon the capitol building

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 24, 2013 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.351
Jan 23, 2013 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Apr 16, 2013 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Apr 16, 2013

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S2657 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5896
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Add §267, Mil L; amd §3, Pub Bldgs L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3957, A7318
2009-2010: S8387

S2657 - Summary

Relates to the display of certain flags upon the capitol building.

S2657 - Sponsor Memo

S2657 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2657

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the military  law  and  the  public  buildings  law,  in
  relation to the display of certain flags upon the capitol building

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

  Section 1. The military law is amended by adding a new section 267  to
read as follows:
  S  267.  DESIGNATION  OF HONOR AND REMEMBER FLAG FOR FALLEN MEMBERS OF
THE ARMED FORCES.   (A) LEGISLATIVE INTENT. THE  LEGISLATURE  FINDS  AND
DETERMINES THAT:
  (1)  SINCE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, MORE THAN ONE MILLION MEMBERS OF THE
UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE  BY  SACRIFICING
THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY;
  (2)  THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THOSE FALLEN MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES ARE
DESERVING OF NATIONAL RECOGNITION; AND
  (3) CURRENTLY, THERE IS NO OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED  SYMBOLIC  FLAG  THAT
ACKNOWLEDGES MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
  (B)  ADOPTION. THE NATIONAL HONOR AND REMEMBER FLAG FOR FALLEN MEMBERS
OF THE ARMED FORCES SHALL BE THE OFFICIAL HONOR AND  REMEMBER  FLAG  FOR
THE  STATE OF NEW YORK. THE HONOR AND REMEMBER FLAG IS THE SYMBOL OF OUR
NATION'S CONCERN AND COMMITMENT TO HONORING AND REMEMBERING THE LIVES OF
ALL MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES WHO HAVE LOST THEIR  LIVES
IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
  (C)  PROCUREMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF FLAGS. NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  GENERAL
SERVICES  SHALL COMMENCE THE PROCUREMENT OF HONOR AND REMEMBER FLAGS AND
DISTRIBUTE THEM AS NECESSARY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07159-01-3

S. 2657                             2

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