Bill S2647A-2013

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

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.

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Actions

  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • Jul 29, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 2647A
  • Jul 29, 2013: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • Jan 23, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2647A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the display of the prisoner of war/missing in action flag at every state public building at which the flag of the United States of America is displayed

PURPOSE:

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.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Section 403-a of the executive law (Display of prisoner of war and missing in action flag), as amended by chapter 411 of the laws of 2005, is amended to state that the prisoner of war and missing in action flag at every state building on all days shall be displayed at every public buildings facility at which the flag of the United States of America is displayed.

JUSTIFICATION:

The POW/MIA is generally displayed beneath the United States Flag six times per year: Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday in May), Memorial Day (Last Monday in May), Flag Day (June 14), Independence Day (July 4) National POW/MIA Recognition Day (Third Friday in September) and Veterans Day (November 11).

By displaying the POW/MIA flag more than six times a year; it will continue to remind us, daily, of the hundreds of thousands of men and woman that have been listed as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action. It also enables us to pay homage for the service, sacrifice and dedication they gave to their community, state and beloved country.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

4/29/11 Referred to Finance 1/4/12 Referred to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2647--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 23, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. BALL, GRISANTI, LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the display of the prisoner of war/missing in action flag at every state 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. Subdivision 2 of section 403-a of the executive law, as added by chapter 411 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: 2. [Every state police facility, including but not limited to the headquarters, substations, and training academy, is encouraged to display the] THE prisoner of [war and missing] WAR/MISSING in action flag [on all days on] SHALL BE DISPLAYED AT EVERY STATE PUBLIC BUILDING AT 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.

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