senate Bill S2208

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the unauthorized sale of veterans' commemorative property by cemeteries

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2016 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1071
Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer protection
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 29, 2015 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 09, 2015 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2015 2nd report cal.
Mar 03, 2015 1st report cal.166
Jan 22, 2015 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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May 24, 2016 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S2208
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: May 24, 2016

Mar 3, 2015 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S2208
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: Mar 3, 2015

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S2208 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3110
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §450-b, amd §450-a, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S769, A2015
2011-2012: S1504, A2885
2013-2014: S284, A3105
2017-2018: S2390, A7168
2019-2020: S1654, A3207

S2208 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the unauthorized sale, purchase, sale or transfer of any cemetery marker, flag holder, monument, statue or other physical memorabilia that is over 75 years old that commemorates the life or death of a veteran or group of veterans, including but not limited to a military unit, company, battalion or division, if such cemetery marker, flag holder, monument, statue or other physical memorabilia that commemorates the life or death of a veteran or group of veterans has been placed in any cemetery; makes violations a class B misdemeanor; permits cemeteries to make such sales upon application to the state cemetery board and upon certain conditions.

S2208 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2208 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2208

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LARKIN, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BONACIC, CARLUCCI, CROCI,
  DeFRANCISCO, GALLIVAN, LIBOUS, RITCHIE,  VALESKY  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to  the  unauthor-
  ized  sale of veterans' commemorative property that has been placed in
  a cemetery and the unauthorized sale of cemetery markers and flaghold-
  ers

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

  Section  1.    The  general  business  law  is amended by adding a new
section 450-b to read as follows:
  S 450-B. UNAUTHORIZED SALE OF VETERAN'S  COMMEMORATIVE  PROPERTY  THAT
HAS  BEEN PLACED IN A CEMETERY. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE
FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "BOARD" MEANS THE  CEMETERY  BOARD  CREATED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION
FIFTEEN HUNDRED FOUR OF THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION LAW.
  (B)  "CEMETERY" MEANS ANY REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY USED OR MAINTAINED
AS A CEMETERY, MAUSOLEUM, COLUMBARIUM, LOT, PLOT, GRAVE,  BURIAL  PLACE,
NICHE, CRYPT, VAULT, OR OTHER PLACE OF INTERMENT OR TEMPORARY STORAGE OF
HUMAN  REMAINS  OR  CREMATED HUMAN REMAINS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
ANY CEMETERY, MAUSOLEUM, COLUMBARIUM, LOT, PLOT,  GRAVE,  BURIAL  PLACE,
NICHE, CRYPT, VAULT, OR OTHER PLACE OF INTERMENT OR TEMPORARY STORAGE OF
HUMAN  REMAINS OR CREMATED HUMAN REMAINS WHICH IS OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY
ANY UNINCORPORATED  ASSOCIATION,  PUBLIC  CEMETERY  CORPORATION,  FAMILY
CEMETERY  CORPORATION,  PRIVATE  CEMETERY  CORPORATION, RELIGIOUS CORPO-
RATION OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, OR WHICH IS ABANDONED OR NOT CONTROLLED
BY ANY EXISTING BOARD OR BODY.
  (C) "VETERAN" MEANS A DECEASED PERSON WHO:
  (1)(A) SERVED IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE  OF  THE  UNITED
STATES DURING A WAR IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES ENGAGED; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04563-01-5

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