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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to judiciary|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S3353
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S3353 - Details
S3353 - Summary
Designates the tenth day of March of each year as a public holiday, to be known as Harriet Tubman day.
S3353 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3353 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general construction law, in relation to the designation of Harriet Tubman day PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The primary purpose of this legis- lation is to establish a public holiday that commemorates Harriet Tubman, her life achievements and her pivotal role in the 'Underground Railroad". The legislation will designate the tenth of March of each year, to be known as Harriet Tubman Day. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation will make the tenth of March of each year a public holiday, to be known as Harriet Tubman Day. JUSTIFICATION: Harriet Ross Tubman was an American heroine and patriot, who faithfully served her country and liberated her people. Her tireless efforts to attain freedom for those enslaved, and hem dedication to stop the inhumane practice of slavery should be recognized and celebrated. It is only fitting to pay tribute to an American heroine, who sacrificed everything for the well being of her people and country. The creation of a state holiday, that recognizes the lifetime achievements and the historical legacy established by Harriet Tubman, throughout New York State is befitting. Harriet Ross Tubman, the great American abolitionist, was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland around 1820, on a Plantation in Dorchester
S3353 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3353 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, ADAMS, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, DIAZ, DILAN, HANNON, KRUEGER, LANZA, MONTGOMERY, NOZZOLIO, PARKER, PERKINS, RANZENHOFER, SAMPSON, SAVINO, STAVISKY, 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 [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06476-01-3
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