senate Bill S2759

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to finance
Jan 25, 2021 referred to finance

S2759 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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: S8553, A1001
2023-2024: S1745, A5552

S2759 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2759 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2759 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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