ALBANY, NY – Today, December 15th, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed State Senator Alessandra Biaggi’s bill S8298B into law, which prohibits the State of New York from selling or displaying symbols of hate.
State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx/Westchester) issued the following statement:
“Symbols of hate have no place in our society, let alone on State property. With the signing of my bill, we are drawing a clear line in the sand. By limiting hateful symbols from being glorified on State property, New York will denounce images that represent violence while still acknowledging our nation’s shameful history of oppression. This bill allows New York State to lead by example, and discourage the perpetuation of symbols that do not represent our values of justice and inclusion. Today we say no to hate.”