senate Bill S7680A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Designates January 6th as Democracy Day

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2022 print number 7680a
Feb 22, 2022 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 07, 2022 referred to finance

Co-Sponsors

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S7680 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9155
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §168-a, Exec L

S7680 - Summary

Designates January 6th as Democracy Day.

S7680 - Sponsor Memo

S7680 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7680
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 7, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, SANDERS, ADDABBO, BRISPORT, BROOKS, BROUK,
   COMRIE, COONEY, GOUNARDES, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN, KAVANAGH,  KENNEDY,  LIU,
   MANNION,  MAY,  MAYER, PERSAUD, RAMOS, REICHLIN-MELNICK, RIVERA, SALA-
   ZAR, SEPULVEDA, SKOUFIS, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- read  twice  and  ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

 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

Co-Sponsors

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S7680A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9155
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §168-a, Exec L

S7680A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates January 6th as Democracy Day.

S7680A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7680A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7680--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 7, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, SANDERS, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, BRISPORT, BROOKS,
   BROUK,  COMRIE,  COONEY, GOUNARDES, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN,
   KAVANAGH, KENNEDY, LIU, MANNION, MAY, MAYER,  PERSAUD,  RAMOS,  REICH-
   LIN-MELNICK,  RIVERA, SALAZAR, SEPULVEDA, SKOUFIS, STAVISKY, THOMAS --
   read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
   the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14184-06-2

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