senate Bill S6856A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a temporary commission for the purposes of celebrating the 100th anniversary of World War I

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 28, 2016 signed chap.486
Nov 16, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.183
substituted for a9524
May 05, 2016 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 04, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2016 2nd report cal.
Apr 12, 2016 1st report cal.614
Mar 08, 2016 print number 6856a
Mar 08, 2016 amend and recommit to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Mar 01, 2016 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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Apr 12, 2016 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: Apr 12, 2016

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S6856 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9524
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs

S6856 - Summary

Relates to establishing a temporary commission for the purpose of celebrating the 100th anniversary of World War I.

S6856 - Sponsor Memo

S6856 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6856

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to create a temporary New York State World War I  100th  anniver-
  sary  commemoration  commission;  and providing for the termination of
  such commission

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The legislature hereby finds that
Armistice Day has been marked on November 11th  every  year  since  1918
commemorating  the  day  the  Allied forces signed an agreement with the
Germans that would end World War I. The cost in human  suffering  during
World  War  I,  originally  known  as  the  Great  War,  was  on a scale
unprecedented in human history. Between 1914 and 1918, there  were  over
37  million  casualties with over 13,000 New Yorkers losing their lives.
Among the noteworthy New York regiments fighting in World War I  include
New  York's  69th Infantry Regiment, referred to as the "Fighting Irish"
and New York's 369th Infantry Regiment, popularly known as  the  "Harlem
Hellfighters",  the  first  African  American regiment to serve with the
American Expeditionary Forces during World  War  I.  There  are  several
sites in New York with historical significance to World War I including:
the  Pier A clock tower in Battery Park, the armory of the 14th New York
regiment in Park Slope, the Chelsea World War I statute on 9th and 28th,
the 7th Regiment statute in Central Park, the Brooklyn World War I memo-
rial in Prospect Park, the Richmond Hill statute in Queens, and  others.
The  legislature,  therefore,  declares that there is a need to create a
New York State World War I 100th anniversary commemoration commission to
develop and execute plans for projects and  activities  recognizing  the
100th year anniversary of World War I, with particular emphasis on those
New  Yorkers  who made the supreme sacrifice and those who returned home
wounded.
  S 2. New York  State  World  War  I  100th  anniversary  commemoration
commission  created. (1) There is hereby a temporary state commission to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14441-01-6

S6856A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9524
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs

S6856A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing a temporary commission for the purpose of celebrating the 100th anniversary of World War I.

S6856A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6856A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6856--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to create a temporary New York State World War I 100th anniver-
  sary commemoration commission; and providing for  the  termination  of
  such commission

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The  legislature  hereby  finds  that
Armistice  Day  has  been  marked on November 11th every year since 1918
commemorating the day the Allied forces signed  an  agreement  with  the
Germans  that  would end World War I. The cost in human suffering during
World War I,  originally  known  as  the  Great  War,  was  on  a  scale
unprecedented  in  human history. Between 1914 and 1918, there were over
37 million casualties with over 13,000 New Yorkers losing  their  lives.
Among  the noteworthy New York regiments fighting in World War I include
New York's 69th Infantry Regiment, referred to as  the  "Fighting  69th"
and  New  York's 369th Infantry Regiment, popularly known as the "Harlem
Hellfighters", the first African American regiment  to  serve  with  the
American  Expeditionary  Forces  during  World  War I. There are several
sites in New York with historical significance to World War I including:
the Pier A clock tower in Battery Park, the armory of the 14th New  York
regiment in Park Slope, the Chelsea World War I statute on 9th and 28th,
the 7th Regiment statute in Central Park, the Brooklyn World War I memo-
rial  in Prospect Park, the Richmond Hill statute in Queens, and others.
The legislature, therefore, declares that there is a need  to  create  a
New York State World War I 100th anniversary commemoration commission to
develop  and  execute  plans for projects and activities recognizing the
100th year anniversary of World War I, with particular emphasis on those
New Yorkers who made the supreme sacrifice and those who  returned  home
wounded.
  S  2.  New  York  State  World  War  I 100th anniversary commemoration
commission created. (1) There is hereby a temporary state commission  to

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

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