Requires the POW/MIA flag to be displayed at every state public building at which the flag of the United States of America is displayed.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2647 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 23, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. BALL -- 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 requiring the display of the prisoner of war/missing in action flag at every public building at which the flag of the United States of America is displayed THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 403-a of the executive law, as amended by chapter 411 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: S 403-a. Display of prisoner of war and missing in action flag.
[1. Every county outside the city of New York, city, town, and village is encouraged to display the]THE prisoner of [war and missing]WAR/MISSING in action flag [at the building housing its local legislative body on all days on]SHALL BE DISPLAYED AT EVERY PUBLIC BUILDING FACILITY AT which the flag [of the United States of America]is displayed. [2. Every state police facility, including but not limited to the headquarters, substations, and training academy, is encouraged to display the prisoner of war and missing in action flag on all days on which the flag of the United States of America is displayed.]S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07167-01-3