assembly Bill A8676

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Changes the designation of the public holiday of Columbus day to Indigenous People's Day

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental operations
Sep 25, 2017 referred to governmental operations

A8676 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §403, Exec L; amd §§14-f & 140, Transp L; amd §376-a, V & T L; amd §64, Town L; amd §226-a, County L; amd §24, Gen Con L; amd §§426 & 441, Pers Prop L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A1001
2021-2022: A2492, A10728

A8676 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Changes the designation of the public holiday of Columbus day to Indigenous People's day.

A8676 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8676

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                           September 25, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BARRON -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, the transportation law, the vehicle
  and  traffic  law,  the  town  law,  the  county  law,   the   general
  construction  law and the personal property law, in relation to chang-
  ing the designation of the public holiday of Columbus day  to  Indige-
  nous People's day

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby declares that beginning  the  second
Monday  in October 2017, the holiday formerly known as Columbus day will
be designated as Indigenous People's day.
  § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 403 of the executive law, as amended  by
chapter 666 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  The  flag shall be displayed daily, weather permitting, on or near
the main administration building of every public  institution,  whenever
such  institution  is  open  to  the  public.  The  flag  shall  also be
displayed, weather permitting, on the following days in each  year:  the
first day of January, known as New Year's day; the third Monday of Janu-
ary, known as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day; the twelfth day of Febru-
ary, known as Lincoln's birthday; the third Monday in February, known as
Washington's  birthday;  the  last Monday in May, known as Memorial day;
the second Sunday of June, known as Flag day; the fourth  day  of  July,
known as Independence day; the first Monday in September, known as Labor
day;  the  third Friday in September, known as National POW/MIA Recogni-
tion day, except if such date of commemoration cannot be observed due to
a religious holiday, such observances shall then  be  conducted  on  the
second  Friday in September; September eleventh, known as September 11th
Remembrance Day; the second  Monday  in  October,  known  as  [Columbus]
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S day; the eleventh day of November, known as Veterans
day;  the  fourth  Thursday  in November, known as Thanksgiving day; the

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