senate Bill S8553

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jun 15, 2020 referred to rules

S8553 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
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:
2017-2018: A8676
2021-2022: S2759, A2492, A10728
2023-2024: S1745, A5552

S8553 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S8553 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8553 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2020

Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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


  Section  1.  The legislature hereby declares that beginning the second
Monday in October 2019, 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
seventh day of December, known as Pearl Harbor 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,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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