senate Bill S8298B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the state of New York from selling or displaying symbols of hate

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.340
substituted for a10729a
Jul 22, 2020 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.991
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 18, 2020 print number 8298b
Jul 18, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jul 14, 2020 print number 8298a
Jul 14, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to investigations and government operations
May 08, 2020 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8298B
18
1
committee
18
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S8298B
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

nay (1)

Co-Sponsors

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S8298 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10729
Law Section:
Public Buildings Law
Laws Affected:
Add §146, Pub Bldg L; amd §16, Ag Mkts L

S8298 - Summary

Prohibits the state of New York from selling or displaying symbols of hate or any similar image, or tangible personal property, inscribed with such an image unless the image appears in a book, digital medium, museum or serves an educational or historical purpose; defines term "symbol of hate" to be symbols of white supremacist and neo-Nazi ideology or the Battle Flag of the Confederacy.

S8298 - Sponsor Memo

S8298 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8298

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the public buildings law, in relation to prohibiting the
  state of New York from selling or displaying symbols of hate

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

  Section 1. The public buildings law is amended by adding a new section
146 to read as follows:
  §  146.  PROHIBIT  SYMBOLS OF HATE. 1. THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL NOT
SELL OR DISPLAY ANY SYMBOL OF HATE OR ANY  SIMILAR  IMAGE,  OR  TANGIBLE
PERSONAL PROPERTY, INSCRIBED WITH SUCH AN IMAGE UNLESS THE IMAGE APPEARS
IN  A BOOK,   DIGITAL MEDIUM, OR STATE MUSEUM THAT SERVES AN EDUCATIONAL
OR HISTORICAL PURPOSE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "SYMBOL OF  HATE"  SHALL
BE  SYMBOLS  OF  WHITE SUPREMACIST AND NEO-NAZI IDEOLOGY, INCLUDING  BUT
NOT LIMITED TO THE BATTLE FLAG OF THE CONFEDERACY, ALSO REFERRED  TO  AS
THE STARS AND BARS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16200-02-0

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S8298A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10729
Law Section:
Public Buildings Law
Laws Affected:
Add §146, Pub Bldg L; amd §16, Ag Mkts L

S8298A - Summary

Prohibits the state of New York from selling or displaying symbols of hate or any similar image, or tangible personal property, inscribed with such an image unless the image appears in a book, digital medium, museum or serves an educational or historical purpose; defines term "symbol of hate" to be symbols of white supremacist and neo-Nazi ideology or the Battle Flag of the Confederacy.

S8298A - Sponsor Memo

S8298A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8298--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BIAGGI, COMRIE, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KRUEG-
  ER, LIU, METZGER, RIVERA, SEPULVEDA, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi-
  gations  and  Government  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the public buildings law, in relation to prohibiting the
  state of New York from selling or displaying symbols of hate;  and  to
  amend  the  agriculture  and  markets  law, in relation to prohibiting
  symbols of hate from being sold or displayed by vendors  on  the  fair
  grounds  and  directing the commissioner of agriculture and markets to
  oversee and ensure  that  all  agricultural  societies  or  institutes
  create  and reasonably enforce policies and operational practices that
  prohibit vendors from selling  or  displaying  in  such  society's  or
  intitute's fairs or expositions, symbols of hate or any similar image

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

  Section 1. The public buildings law is amended by adding a new section
146 to read as follows:
  § 146. PROHIBIT SYMBOLS OF HATE. 1. THE STATE OF NEW  YORK  SHALL  NOT
SELL  OR  DISPLAY  ANY SYMBOLS OF HATE OR ANY SIMILAR IMAGE, OR TANGIBLE
PERSONAL PROPERTY, INSCRIBED WITH SUCH AN IMAGE UNLESS THE IMAGE APPEARS
IN A BOOK,  DIGITAL MEDIUM, OR STATE MUSEUM THAT SERVES  AN  EDUCATIONAL
OR HISTORICAL PURPOSE.
  2.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "SYMBOLS OF HATE" SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO  SYMBOLS  OF  WHITE  SUPREMACY,  NEO-NAZI
IDEOLOGY OR THE BATTLE FLAG OF THE CONFEDERACY.
  §  2.  The  agriculture  and  markets  law  is amended by adding a new
section 31-d to read as follows:
  § 31-D. PROHIBITION OF SYMBOLS OF HATE AT THE STATE FAIR.  1.  SYMBOLS
OF  HATE  OR ANY SIMILAR IMAGE, OR TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY, INSCRIBED
WITH SUCH AN IMAGE, SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM BEING SOLD OR DISPLAYED  BY
VENDORS ON THE FAIR GROUNDS, UNLESS THE IMAGE APPEARS IN A BOOK, DIGITAL
MEDIUM, OR OTHERWISE SERVES AN EDUCATIONAL OR HISTORICAL PURPOSE.

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

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S8298B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10729
Law Section:
Public Buildings Law
Laws Affected:
Add §146, Pub Bldg L; amd §16, Ag Mkts L

S8298B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the state of New York from selling or displaying symbols of hate or any similar image, or tangible personal property, inscribed with such an image unless the image appears in a book, digital medium, museum or serves an educational or historical purpose; defines term "symbol of hate" to be symbols of white supremacist and neo-Nazi ideology or the Battle Flag of the Confederacy.

S8298B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8298B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8298--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BIAGGI, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, JACK-
  SON, KRUEGER, LIU, METZGER, RIVERA, SEPULVEDA, SKOUFIS --  read  twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on  Investigations  and Government Operations -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public buildings law and the agriculture and markets
  law, in relation to prohibiting the state of New York from selling  or
  displaying symbols of hate

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

  Section 1. The public buildings law is amended by adding a new section
146 to read as follows:
  § 146. PROHIBIT SYMBOLS OF HATE. 1. THE STATE OF NEW  YORK  SHALL  NOT
SELL  OR  DISPLAY  ANY SYMBOLS OF HATE OR ANY SIMILAR IMAGE, OR TANGIBLE
PERSONAL PROPERTY, INSCRIBED WITH SUCH AN IMAGE UNLESS THE IMAGE APPEARS
IN A BOOK, DIGITAL MEDIUM, MUSEUM, OR OTHERWISE SERVES AN EDUCATIONAL OR
HISTORICAL PURPOSE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "SYMBOLS OF HATE"  SHALL
INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED TO, SYMBOLS OF WHITE SUPREMACY, NEO-NAZI
IDEOLOGY OR THE BATTLE FLAG OF THE CONFEDERACY.
  § 2. Section 16 of the agriculture  and  markets  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 51 to read as follows:
  51.  TAKE  ANY MEASURES NECESSARY TO PROHIBIT THE SALE, ON THE GROUNDS
OF THE STATE FAIR AND ANY OTHER FAIRS THAT RECEIVE  GOVERNMENT  FUNDING,
OF  SYMBOLS  OF HATE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SIX OF THE
PUBLIC BUILDINGS LAW,  OR ANY SIMILAR IMAGE, OR TANGIBLE PERSONAL  PROP-
ERTY,  INSCRIBED WITH SUCH AN IMAGE, UNLESS THE IMAGE APPEARS IN A BOOK,
DIGITAL  MEDIUM,  OR  OTHERWISE  SERVES  AN  EDUCATIONAL  OR  HISTORICAL
PURPOSE.
  §  3.  This  act shall take effect immediately. Effective immediately,
the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  neces-
sary  for  the  implementation  of  this  act  on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.

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