Designates August seventh as "Family Day", a day of commemoration.
Ayes (33): Kruger, Krueger, Stachowski, Oppenheimer, Montgomery, Duane, Parker, Stavisky, Dilan, Sampson, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Adams, Breslin, Diaz, Espada, Klein, Perkins, Valesky, DeFrancisco, Johnson O, Volker, Padavan, LaValle, Seward, Saland, Farley, Hannon, Larkin, Nozzolio, Leibell, Maziarz, Marcellino
BILL NUMBER: S1764
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the executive law, in relation to designation of August seventh as "Family Day", a day of commemoration
PURPOSE : To designate August 7th as "Family Day" in New York, in order to draw attention to and therefore emphasize the importance of the family unit.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS Amends sec. 168-a of the Executive Law to add "Family Day" to the existing list of days of commemoration.
JUSTIFICATION : There is much interest today in taking the steps necessary to strengthen basic values which have been deteriorating in our society. The family unit has undergone considerable change during the past few decades, as a result ofincreased divorce and the varied Hfe styles that have emerged. To focus on the family in a positive way, and to hold the family unit in high esteem, the designation of "Family Day" could only have positive results in helping to strengthen the value of the family unit. Other states, such as Arizona and Michigan, have established recognition of "Family Day." New York State has the opportunity to continue to lead by establishing this special day in statute. The legislation will provide an excellent opportunity for New Yorkers to set aside a special day for families.
HISTORY OF BILL : S.997/A.3826 passed the Senate in 1993 and 1994, S.1446/A.1818 passed the Senate in 1995 and 1996, S.1684/A.3367 passed the Senate in 1997 and 1998, S.1781/A.2922 passed the Senate in 1999, S.2148/A.3251 passed the Senate in 2001, S.1070/A.2408 passed the Senate in 2003 and 2004, S.2220/A.4445 passed the Senate in 2005, S.1294 passed the Senate in 2007.
FISCAL IMPACT : None.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Thirty days after becoming a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1764 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 6, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- 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 designation of August seventh as "Family Day", a day of commemoration THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 168-a of the executive law, as separately amended by chapters 61, 90, 330 and 356 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 3. The following days shall be days of commemoration in each year: January sixth, to be known as "Haym Salomon Day", February fourth, to be known as "Rosa Parks Day", February fifteenth, to be known as "Susan B. Anthony Day", February sixteenth, to be known as "Lithuanian Independ- ence Day", February twenty-eighth, to be known as "Gulf War Veterans' Day", March fourth, to be known as "Pulaski Day", March tenth, to be known as "Harriet Tubman Day", March twenty-ninth, to be known as "Viet- nam Veterans' Day", April ninth, to be known as "POW Recognition Day", April twenty-seventh, to be known as "Coretta Scott King Day", April twenty-eighth, to be known as "Workers' Memorial Day", the first Tuesday in May to be known as "New York State Teacher Day", the first Sunday in June, to be known as "Children's Day", June twelfth, to be known as "Women Veterans Recognition Day", June nineteenth, to be known as "June- teenth Freedom Day", June twenty-fifth, to be known as "Korean War Veterans' Day", AUGUST SEVENTH, TO BE KNOWN AS "FAMILY DAY", August twenty-fourth, to be known as "Ukrainian Independence Day", September eleventh, to be known as "Battle of Plattsburgh Day" and also to be known as "September 11th Remembrance Day", September thirteenth, to be known as "John Barry Day" and also to be known as "Uncle Sam Day in the State of New York", September seventeenth, to be known as "Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Memorial Day", the third Friday in September to be known as "New York State POW/MIA Recognition Day" except if such date ofEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04061-01-9 S. 1764 2
commemoration cannot be observed due to a religious holiday, such obser- vances shall then be conducted on the second Friday of September, the last Saturday in September, to be known as "War of 1812 Day", the fourth Saturday of September, known as "Native-American Day", the last Sunday in September, to be known as "Gold Star Mothers' Day", October fifth, to be known as "Raoul Wallenberg Day", October eleventh, to be known as "New Netherland Day in the State of New York", October twenty-seventh, to be known as "Theodore Roosevelt Day", November ninth, to be known as "Witness for Tolerance Day", November twelfth, to be known as "Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day", the third Tuesday in November to be known as "New York State School-Related Professionals Recognition Day", November thir- tieth, to be known as "Shirley Chisholm Day", December seventh, to be known as "Pearl Harbor Day", December sixteenth, to be known as "Bastogne Day" and that day of the Asian lunar calendar designated as new year to be known as "Asian New Year". S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.