Bill S1744-2011

Designates the month of May as elder appreciation month

Designates the month of May as elder appreciation month.

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  • Mar 19, 2012: referred to governmental operations
  • Mar 19, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 19, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 15, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 14, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 13, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.329
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 16, 2011: referred to governmental operations
  • Jun 16, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 16, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 18, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 17, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 16, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.657
  • Jan 12, 2011: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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BILL NUMBER:S1744

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to designating the month of May as Elder Appreciation Month

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Designates the month of May as Elder Appreciation Month in celebration of their tireless volunteer work within our communities and years of overall good citizenry.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends the executive law by adding section 168-b.

Subdivision 1 defines the term "month of commemoration" as a calendar month designated by section 168, gubernatorial proclamation or a joint house resolution.

Subdivision 2 clarifies the "month of commemoration" as a designation only for recognition and special honor and not a holiday.

Subdivision 3 declares May for the annual commemoration of our elders.

JUSTIFICATION: Since childhood we have all been taught to respect our elders. We respect them for their honesty, dedication, and tireless efforts to make our communities a better place to live. After spending much of their lives as valuable members of the American work force, it is our elders who relentlessly volunteer their time working in schools, hospitals, senior centers and many other venues within their communities, In fact, nearly half of all Americans age 55 and over volunteered at least once in the past year. Of Americans 75 and older, 43% volunteered in the past year. The next few years are important because the first of the Baby Boom generation begin to turn 60, With 77 million Baby Boomers approaching retirement, it is essential that we acknowledge the profound impact this change will have on our State and our Nation.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.1148 - 2007-2008 Passed Senate S.1573 - 2009-2010 Referred to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the date on which it shall become a law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1744 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 12, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, DeFRANCISCO, GRISANTI, JOHNSON, LAVALLE, RANZENHOFER -- 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 the month of May as Elder Appreciation Month THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 168-b to read as follows: S 168-B. DESIGNATION OF MONTHS OF COMMEMORATION. 1. A MONTH OF COMMEM- ORATION IS A CALENDAR MONTH SO DESIGNATED BY THIS SECTION OR A CALENDAR MONTH IN ANY ONE YEAR SO DESIGNATED BY A PROCLAMATION OF THE GOVERNOR OR RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY JOINTLY ADOPTED. 2. A MONTH OF COMMEMORATION SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A HOLIDAY OR HALF-HO- LIDAY BUT SHALL BE A MONTH SET ASIDE IN RECOGNITION AND SPECIAL HONOR OF A PERSON, PERSONS, GROUP IDEAL OR GOAL. 3. THE FOLLOWING MONTH SHALL BE A MONTH OF COMMEMORATION IN EACH YEAR: MAY, TO BE KNOWN AS "ELDER APPRECIATION MONTH". S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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