Bill S3560-2011

Relates to the display of the prisoner of war flag and the missing in action flag at public buildings

Relates to the display of the prisoner of war flag and the missing in action flag at public buildings.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • Feb 25, 2011: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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BILL NUMBER:S3560

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the display of the prisoner of war and the missing in action flags

PURPOSE: To amend the law regarding the display of prisoner of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) flags to require the capitol to do so.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 403-a of the executive law shall be amended to require the State Capitol to fly the prisoner of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) flags on all days on which the flag of the United States is displayed

EXISTING LAW: § 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 prisoner of war and missing in action flag at the building housing its local legislative body on all days on 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.

JUSTIFICATION: To require that New York State properly honor and respect those who are missing in action or who were prisoners of war.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: A.8583-B/S.7275-B - Held in Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3560 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 25, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- 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 the display of the prisoner of war and the missing in action flags 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 is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. THE STATE CAPITOL SHALL DISPLAY THE PRISONER OF WAR AND MISSING IN ACTION FLAG ON ALL DAYS ON WHICH THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERI- CA IS DISPLAYED. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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