|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to judiciary|
|Nov 06, 2017||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6937
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S6937 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6937 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6937 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general construction law and the education law, in relation to the designation of Good Friday as a public holiday PURPOSE: To include Good Friday as a recognized public holiday in General Construction Law § 24 as a way to ensure that New York recognize and celebrate the religious diversity of all its citizenry. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the General Construction Law to include Good Friday as a public holiday. This section lists the current public holidays and adds Good Friday to the holidays currently observed. Section 2: Amends the Education Law to include Good Friday to the list
S6937 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6937 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E November 6, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the general construction law and the education law, in relation to the designation of Good Friday as a public holiday 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: § 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 FRIDAY IMMEDIATELY BEFORE EASTER, KNOWN AS GOOD FRIDAY; 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. § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3204-a to read as follows: § 3204-A. GOOD FRIDAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY. 1. THE FRIDAY IMMEDIATELY BEFORE EASTER, COMMONLY KNOWN AS GOOD FRIDAY, SHALL BE DECLARED A HOLIDAY FOR ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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