senate Bill S4615A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the selling or displaying of symbols of hate by municipalities, fire districts, volunteer fire companies, police departments and school districts

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 02, 2021 signed chap.554
Oct 22, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.437
substituted for a5402a
May 25, 2021 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2021 amended on third reading 4615a
Mar 18, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 17, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 16, 2021 1st report cal.561
Feb 08, 2021 referred to local government

Co-Sponsors

S4615 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5402
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§99-x & 209-gg, Gen Muni L; add §1527-a, Ed L

S4615 - Summary

Prohibits the selling or displaying of symbols of hate by municipalities, fire districts, volunteer fire companies, police departments and school districts.

S4615 - Sponsor Memo

S4615 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4615
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KAPLAN, BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
 
 AN ACT to amend the general municipal law  and  the  education  law,  in
   relation to prohibiting the selling or displaying of symbols of hate

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 99-x to read as follows:
   §  99-X.  PROHIBIT  SYMBOLS OF HATE.  1. A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION SHALL
 NOT SELL OR DISPLAY ANY SYMBOLS OF HATE OR ANY SIMILAR IMAGE, OR  TANGI-
 BLE  PERSONAL  PROPERTY,  INSCRIBED  WITH SUCH AN IMAGE UNLESS THE IMAGE
 APPEARS IN A BOOK, DIGITAL MEDIUM, MUSEUM, OR OTHERWISE SERVES AN EDUCA-
 TIONAL 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 general municipal law is amended  by  adding  a  new  section
 209-gg to read as follows:
   §  209-GG. SYMBOLS OF HATE.  1. A FIRE DISTRICT, VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPA-
 NY, OR POLICE DEPARTMENT 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.
   § 3. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  1527-a  to
 read as follows:
   §  1527-A.  PROHIBIT  SYMBOLS OF HATE.  1. A SCHOOL DISTRICT 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S4615A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5402
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§99-x & 209-gg, Gen Muni L; add §1527-a, Ed L

S4615A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the selling or displaying of symbols of hate by municipalities, fire districts, volunteer fire companies, police departments and school districts.

S4615A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4615A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4615--A
     Cal. No. 561
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. KAPLAN, BIAGGI, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
   Government -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first
   and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered
   reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the general municipal law  and  the  education  law,  in
   relation to prohibiting the selling or displaying of symbols of hate
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 99-x to read as follows:
   § 99-X. PROHIBIT SYMBOLS OF HATE.  1. A MUNICIPALITY 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 FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE
 THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "SYMBOLS OF HATE" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, SYMBOLS OF
 WHITE  SUPREMACY, NEO-NAZI IDEOLOGY OR THE BATTLE FLAG OF THE CONFEDERA-
 CY.
   (B) "MUNICIPALITY" SHALL MEAN ANY COUNTY, TOWN, VILLAGE,  CITY,  BOARD
 OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES,  OTHER  SPECIAL DISTRICT, OR ANY
 OFFICE OR AGENCY THEREOF.
   § 2. The general municipal law is amended  by  adding  a  new  section
 209-gg to read as follows:
   §  209-GG. SYMBOLS OF HATE.  1. A FIRE DISTRICT, VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPA-
 NY, OR POLICE DEPARTMENT 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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