|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to finance|
|Jan 25, 2021||referred to finance|
senate Bill S2759
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2759 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2759 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2759 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: 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 changing the desig- nation of the public holiday of Columbus day to Indigenous People's day PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To replace Columbus Day with Indige- nous People's Day SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Christopher Columbus did not discover America. Indigenous People's Day reimagines Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical truths about the genocide and oppression of indigenous people in the Americas, to organize against current injustices and to celebrate indigenous resistance.
S2759 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2759 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 25, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance 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 2021, 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.
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