Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 24, 2016
referred to finance
Senate Bill S6804
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S6804 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S6804 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6804 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the executive law, in relation to authorizing the flag to be flown at half-staff to commemorate the death of certain first responders PURPOSE : To commemorate line of duty deaths for all of New York's first responders by flying the flag at half-staff. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1: Amends subdivision 21 of Section 403 of the Executive Law to require the governor and all local agencies to order flags to be flown at half-staff to commemorate all line of duty deaths of New York first responders, whether paid or volunteer. Section 2: Sets an immediate effective date. JUSTIFICATION : Although common practice for many local agencies is to honor line of duty deaths of first responders in the same county, some first responders have expressed a desire to honor all of their fallen brothers and sisters in duty, and this bill was created as a result of some of these first responders expressing their desire for such a policy. This bill would allow them to commemorate those who have fallen while in service of their duties; regardless of where they serve in the State.
2015-S6804 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6804 I N S E N A T E February 24, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERINO -- 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 authorizing the flag to be flown at half-staff to commemorate the death of certain first responders THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 21 of section 403 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 666 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows: 21. The flag shall be flown at full staff at all times except it shall be flown at half-staff on the eleventh of September, known as September 11th Remembrance Day, the seventh day of December, known as Pearl Harbor Day, and to commemorate the death of a personage of national or state standing or of a local serviceman, official or public servant who, in the opinion of the local agency concerned, contributed to the community. It may also be flown at half-staff during special periods of mourning designated by the President of the United States or the Governor of this state. THE GOVERNOR AND ALL LOCAL AGENCIES OF THIS STATE SHALL ORDER FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF TO COMMEMORATE THE DEATH OF ANY POLICE OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, AMBULANCE DRIVER, PARAMEDIC, PHYSICIAN OR REGISTERED NURSE INVOLVED IN A FIRST RESPONSE TEAM, OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL WHO IN THE COURSE OF OFFICIAL DUTIES, WHETHER THEY WERE PAID OR VOLUNTEER, PERFORMED EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIV- ITIES IN THIS STATE WHO PASSED AWAY IN PERFORMANCE OF THESE DUTIES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14214-02-6
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