Bill S6068-2011

Establishes December third as "International Day of Persons with Disabilities"

Establishes December third as "International Day of Persons with Disabilities".

Details

Actions

  • Oct 3, 2012: SIGNED CHAP.481
  • Sep 21, 2012: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 6, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jun 6, 2012: passed assembly
  • Jun 6, 2012: ordered to third reading rules cal.55
  • Jun 6, 2012: substituted for a9078
  • May 16, 2012: referred to governmental operations
  • May 16, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 16, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • May 14, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 9, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 8, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.735
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6068

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing December third of each year as a day of commemoration known as "International Day of Persons with Disabilities"

PURPOSE: This bill would recognize the economic, cultural, and civic advancements that people with disabilities contribute to New York. It will also reinforce this state's continuing commitment to remove barriers that people with disabilities face.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Subdivision 3 of section 168-a of the executive law is amended by adding December 3 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

EXISTING LAW:

JUSTIFICATION: An estimated 19.5% of all adult New Yorkers have some form of disability. While they face numerous difficulties and challenges, people with disabilities have contributed greatly to the fabric of this state. In addition, a growing awareness for people with disabilities has promoted acceptance and engendered understanding with the public at large.

Recognition of December 3rd as International Day of Persons with Disability will serve as further proof of New York's commitment to the meaningful integration and participation of all its diverse people. This state has been a paragon in promoting tolerance and equality and will continue the role in the future.

New York would join the United Nations, World Health Organization, the United States government and countless other countries in observing International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6068 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 4, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 establishing December third of each year as a day of commemoration known as "International Day of Persons with Disabilities" 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 31, 72, 180 and 199 of the laws of 2010, 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", May seventeenth, to be known as "Thurgood Marshall Day", the first Sunday in June, to be known as "Children's Day", June second, to be known as "Italian Inde- pendence Day", June twelfth, to be known as "Women Veterans Recognition Day", June nineteenth, to be known as "Juneteenth Freedom Day", June twenty-fifth, to be known as "Korean War Veterans' Day", August twenty- fourth, to be known as "Ukrainian Independence Day", August twenty- sixth, to be known as "Women's Equality 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 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 eighteenth, to be known as "Disa- bilities History Day", 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 thirtieth, to be known as "Shirley Chisholm Day", DECEMBER THIRD, TO BE KNOWN AS "INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES", 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.

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