Resolution J4646-2013

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

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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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