J4646

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 4-10, 2014, as Correctional Officers and Employees Week in the State of New York

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J4646


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim May 4-10, 2014, as Correctional Officers and Employees Week in
the State of New York

WHEREAS, The operation of correctional facilities represents a crucial
component of the criminal justice system in the United States, and
correctional personnel play a vital role in protecting the rights of the
public to be safeguarded from criminal activity; and
WHEREAS, There are over 60,000 corrections officers and employees in
the State of New York who oversee the State's correctional facilities
and are responsible for the care, custody, and maintenance of more than
83,000 inmates charged to their care; and
WHEREAS, To carry out their responsibilities, corrections officers
work under demanding circumstances and face danger in their daily work
lives, which sometimes results in the loss of life; and
WHEREAS, In 1984, former President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation
5187, which designated the first full week in May as "National Correc-
tional Officers Week" in honor of corrections officers who put their
lives on the line every day to protect the public from dangerous crimi-
nals and to help prisoners work toward becoming productive members of
society; and
WHEREAS, In 1996, Congress expanded and renamed this special week
"National Correctional Officers and Employees Week" in recognition of
all those employed with city, state and federal correctional depart-
ments; and
WHEREAS, In accordance with the federal government's recognition of
the indispensable contributions that corrections officers make every day
to protect our citizens from harm, it is proper and befitting for the
State of New York to honor all corrections officers and employees; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 4-10, 2014, as
Correctional Officers and Employees Week in the State of New York; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 24 / Apr / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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