Enacts the "American made flag act of 2014" to require that American flags purchased for use by the state government be made in the United States.
Ayes (53): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (4): Little, Perkins, Rivera, Stavisky
Excused (4): Espaillat, Hassell-Thomps, Kennedy, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law and the executive law, in relation to enacting the "American made flag act of 2014"
PURPOSE: To ensure that all American flags purchased for use by the State of New York are manufactured in the United States of America.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one titles the bill the "American made flag act of 2014."
Section two amends section 165 of the state finance law to require that all American flags purchased for display in State buildings are 100% made in the United States of America.
Section three amends section 403 of the executive law to require that all flags displayed at public buildings conform to the requirements of section 165 of the state finance law.
Section four sets the enacting date.
JUSTIFICATION: The American Flag is one of the most universally recognized symbols representing the United States and the principles and freedoms upon which it was founded. It is estimated that New York spends nearly $3.6 million dollars every year on United States flags produced in other countries. This bill would ensure that all United States flags for sale in New York State are made in the United States and that all United States flags purchased by New York State are, likewise, made in the United States.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6580--B Cal. No. 858 IN SENATE February 10, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sens. MARTINS, LARKIN -- 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 -- reported favorably from said commit- tee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the executive law, in relation to enacting the "American made flag act of 2014" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "American made flag act of 2014". S 2. Section 165 of the state finance law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows: 9. FLAGS. ONLY FLAGS, REGARDLESS OF SIZE, THAT ARE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES, FROM ARTICLES, MATERIALS, OR SUPPLIES, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF WHICH ARE GROWN, PRODUCED OR MANUFAC- TURED IN THE UNITED STATES, MAY BE PURCHASED FOR USE BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "FLAG" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. S 3. Section 403 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 22 to read as follows: 22. ALL FLAGS PURCHASED AND DISPLAYED AT ANY PUBLIC BUILDING SHALL BE MADE IN THE UNITED STATES FROM AMERICAN MATERIALS, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDI- VISION NINE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. S 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13515-06-4