assembly Bill A10728

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Sep 23, 2022 referred to governmental operations


A10728 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
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
2019-2020: A1001, S8553
2023-2024: A5552, S1745

A10728 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A10728 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                            September 23, 2022
 Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Mitaynes) --
   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
   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
 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
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.