Establishes a new day of commemoration to be known as Women's Equality day, on August 26th.
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Flanagan, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Leibell, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Padavan, Parker, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner
Excused (2): Morahan, Young
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing Women's Equality Day
PURPOSE: Establishes August twenty-sixth of each year to be known as "Women's Equality Day"
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Subdivision 3 of section 168-a of the executive law
JUSTIFICATION: Women's Equality Day commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The adoption of this amendment guaranteed women the right to vote, and it became a turning point in American history. Since the adoption of the 19th Amendment, women have taken leadership roles in business, politics, journalism, and many other areas of American life. By enacting this bill into law, New York State gives added recognition to the great contributions of New York women to this historic national milestone.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2008 Session: A.10527/S.6914 -New Legislation - passed Assembly
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5481--A Cal. No. 10 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 11, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- recommitted to the Committee on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first report, amended on first report, ordered to a second report and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing Women's Equality Day 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 amended by chapter 241 of the laws of 2009, 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", January twenty-sev- enth, to be known as "Holocaust Remembrance 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 twenty-fourth, to be known as "Ukrainian Inde- pendence Day", AUGUST TWENTY-SIXTH, TO BE KNOWN AS "WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY", September eleventh, to be known as "Battle of Plattsburgh Day" andEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04777-08-0 S. 5481--A 2
also to be known as "September 11th Remembrance Day", September thir- teenth, 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 of commemoration cannot be observed due to a religious holiday, such observances 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", Novem- ber ninth, to be known as "Witness for Tolerance Day", November twelfth, to be known as "Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day", the third Tuesday in Novem- ber to be known as "New York State School-Related Professionals Recogni- tion Day", November thirtieth, 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 immediately.