assembly Bill A9155A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Designates January 6th as Democracy Day

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2022 print number 9155a
Apr 26, 2022 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 31, 2022 referred to governmental operations

A9155 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7680
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §168-a, Exec L

A9155 - Summary

Designates January 6th as Democracy Day.

A9155 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9155
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 31, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  designating  January
   sixth as "Democracy Day"
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1.  Legislative findings. The Legislature finds  and  declares
 the following:
   1. On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, the President of the United States
 at  the  time, Donald J. Trump, members of his administration and presi-
 dential campaign, and several Republican Members of  Congress,  directly
 incited  and  encouraged  an  armed and violent insurrection against the
 government of the United States, with the express purpose of  preventing
 the peaceful transfer of power and overturning the results of a free and
 fair election.
   2.  In  the  months  leading  up to January 6th, the former President,
 members of his administration,  and  numerous  elected  members  of  his
 party,  intentionally spread false and inflammatory claims regarding the
 legitimacy of the election, and both implicitly and explicitly  promised
 violent or armed opposition to prevent the election from being certified
 and the President-Elect from taking office.
   3.  In  the course of their attack, the insurrectionists trespassed on
 and destroyed Federal property, including flagrantly looting  the  Capi-
 tol,  and  openly  bragged  about  their  exploits  on social media. The
 attackers carried white supremacist symbols including the flag known  as
 the  "Confederate  battle  flag,"  as  well  as anti-Semitic and fascist
 symbols including swastikas. At the same  time  as  many  were  carrying
 these symbols of the enemies of the United States, some of the attackers
 were observed removing the flag of the United States, throwing it to the
 ground,  and  replacing  it  with  a  flag bearing the name of President
 Donald J. Trump.
   4. One hundred thirty-eight police officers were injured defending the
 Capitol, and four insurrectionists and a Capitol Police officer died. In
 the months that followed the  attack,  four  additional  Capitol  Police
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A9155A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7680
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §168-a, Exec L

A9155A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates January 6th as Democracy Day.

A9155A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  9155--A
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 31, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, in relation to designating January
   sixth as "Democracy Day"

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.   Legislative findings. The Legislature finds and declares
 the following:
   1. On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, the President of the United States
 at the time, Donald J. Trump, members of his administration  and  presi-
 dential  campaign,  and several Republican Members of Congress, directly
 incited and encouraged an armed and  violent  insurrection  against  the
 government  of the United States, with the express purpose of preventing
 the peaceful transfer of power and overturning the results of a free and
 fair election.
   2. In the months leading up to  January  6th,  the  former  President,
 members  of  his  administration,  and  numerous  elected members of his
 party, intentionally spread false and inflammatory claims regarding  the
 legitimacy  of the election, and both implicitly and explicitly promised
 violent or armed opposition to prevent the election from being certified
 and the President-Elect from taking office.
   3. In the course of their attack, the insurrectionists  trespassed  on
 and  destroyed  Federal property, including flagrantly looting the Capi-
 tol, and openly bragged  about  their  exploits  on  social  media.  The
 attackers  carried white supremacist symbols including the flag known as
 the "Confederate battle flag," as well  as  anti-Semitic,  fascist,  and
 neo-nazi  ideology. At the same time as many were carrying these symbols
 of the enemies of the United States, some of the attackers were observed
 removing the flag of the United States, throwing it to the  ground,  and
 replacing it with a flag bearing the name of President Donald J. Trump.
   4. One hundred thirty-eight police officers were injured defending the
 Capitol, and four insurrectionists and a Capitol Police officer died. In
 the  months  that  followed  the  attack, four additional Capitol Police
 officers died by suicide. More  than  seven  hundred  people  have  been