senate Bill S5963

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to display of missing in attack on our nation flag commonly known as MIA-OON flag

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Oct 23, 2013 referred to rules

S5963 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง403-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S584
2009-2010: S3186

S5963 - Bill Texts

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Relates to display of Missing In Attack On Our Nation flag commonly known as MIA-OON flag.

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BILL NUMBER:S5963

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
display of the Missing In Attack On Our Nation flag on public
buildings

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill would encourage every county, city, town and village to
display the Missing In Attack On Our Nation (MIA-00N) flag at the
building housing its local legislative body and state police facility.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the executive law by adding a new section 403-C to
encourage every county, city, town, and village to display the MIA-00N
flag at the building housing its local legislative body and state
police facility for a period of thirty (30) days every year commencing
each September 11.

The MIA-00N flag shall display a black silhouette of a mother holding
her child's hand upon a field of yellow. Underneath the image shall be
the phrase "You Will Always Be Remembered" in black lettering. The
image of mother and child shall symbolize the vulnerability of
innocents to terrorist attack, while the yellow shall symbolize that
those taken by terrorist attacks will be returned to their loved ones.

Section 2 marks the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The purpose of the MIA-00N flag is to see that those victims of terror
who died on September 11, 2001, are never forgotten. The flag is the
inspiration of Ronald James Sorenson, who designed and is promoting
this flag. The flag was presented to a number of other states,
including Rhode Island and New Jersey. It is more than appropriate
that the State of New York adopt a law to promote the use of this
MIA-00N flag. New Yorkers were, after all, the principal victims of
the September 11th attack and should be the first to remember them. A
gesture like this can, of course, do nothing to bring back those
victims to their grieving friends and families, but at the least it
may help to ensure that they remain in our memories.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012 - S.584 Referred to Rules - A.6210 Referred to Government
Operations
2010 - S.3186 Referred to Finance - A.4041 Referred to Government
Operations
2008: S.7139A Passed Senate - A.10174A Referred to Government
Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:


None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately

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

                                  5963

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 23, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to display of the Missing
  In Attack On Our Nation flag on public buildings

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

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 403-c
to read as follows:
  S 403-C. DISPLAY OF MISSING IN ATTACK ON OUR NATION FLAG TO BE COMMON-
LY KNOWN AS THE MIA-OON FLAG. 1. EVERY COUNTY, CITY, TOWN AND VILLAGE IS
ENCOURAGED TO DISPLAY THE MIA-OON FLAG AT THE BUILDING HOUSING ITS LOCAL
LEGISLATIVE BODY FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS OR SUCH  LONGER  PERIOD  AS
THAT  BODY  DEEMS APPROPRIATE EVERY YEAR COMMENCING EACH SEPTEMBER ELEV-
ENTH.
  2. EVERY STATE POLICE FACILITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE HEAD-
QUARTERS, SUBSTATIONS AND TRAINING ACADEMY, IS ENCOURAGED TO DISPLAY THE
MIA-OON FLAG FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS OR SUCH LONGER  PERIOD  AS  THE
SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE POLICE DEEMS APPROPRIATE EVERY YEAR COMMENC-
ING EACH SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH.
  3. THE MIA-OON FLAG SHALL DISPLAY A BLACK SILHOUETTE OF A MOTHER HOLD-
ING  HER CHILD'S HAND UPON A FIELD OF YELLOW. UNDERNEATH THE IMAGE SHALL
BE THE PHRASE "YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED" IN  BLACK  LETTERING.  THE
IMAGE OF MOTHER AND CHILD SHALL SYMBOLIZE THE VULNERABILITY OF INNOCENTS
TO  TERRORIST  ATTACK, WHILE THE YELLOW SHALL SYMBOLIZE THAT THOSE TAKEN
BY TERRORIST ATTACKS WILL BE RETURNED TO THEIR LOVED ONES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11360-01-3

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