Bill Text: NY S05204 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Designates March 25, "Medal of Honor Day", as a day of commemoration.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-16 - REFERRED TO FINANCE [S05204 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05204-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5204
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     April 16, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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  designating  March
          twenty-fifth as "Medal of Honor Day"
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 168-a of  the  executive  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  481  of  the  laws  of 2012, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    3. The following days shall be days of  commemoration  in  each  year:
     5  January  sixth,  to  be known as "Haym Salomon Day", January twenty-sev-
     6  enth, to be known as "Holocaust Remembrance Day", February fourth, to be
     7  known as "Rosa Parks Day", February fifteenth, to be known as "Susan  B.
     8  Anthony  Day",  February sixteenth, to be known as "Lithuanian Independ-
     9  ence Day", February twenty-eighth, to be known as  "Gulf  War  Veterans'
    10  Day",  March  fourth,  to  be known as "Pulaski Day", March tenth, to be
    11  known as "Harriet Tubman Day", March twenty-ninth, to be known as "Viet-
    12  nam Veterans' Day", April ninth, to be known as "POW  Recognition  Day",
    13  April  twenty-seventh,  to  be  known as "Coretta Scott King Day", April
    14  twenty-eighth, to be known as "Workers' Memorial Day", the first Tuesday
    15  in May to be known as "New York State Teacher Day", May seventeenth,  to
    16  be  known  as  "Thurgood  Marshall Day", the first Sunday in June, to be
    17  known as "Children's Day", June second, to be known  as  "Italian  Inde-
    18  pendence  Day", June twelfth, to be known as "Women Veterans Recognition
    19  Day", June nineteenth, to be known as  "Juneteenth  Freedom  Day",  June
    20  twenty-fifth,  to  be known as "Korean War Veterans' Day", March twenty-
    21  fifth, to be known as "Medal of Honor Day", August twenty-fourth, to  be
    22  known  as "Ukrainian Independence Day", August twenty-sixth, to be known
    23  as "Women's Equality Day", September eleventh, to be known as "Battle of
    24  Plattsburgh Day" and also to be known  as  "September  11th  Remembrance
    25  Day",  September thirteenth, to be known as "John Barry Day" and also to
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04900-01-9

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     1  be known as "Uncle Sam Day in the State of New York",  September  seven-
     2  teenth, to be known as "Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Memorial Day", the
     3  third  Friday in September to be known as "New York State POW/MIA Recog-
     4  nition  Day" except if such date of commemoration cannot be observed due
     5  to a religious holiday, such observances shall then be conducted on  the
     6  second  Friday of September, the last Saturday in September, to be known
     7  as "War of 1812  Day",  the  fourth  Saturday  of  September,  known  as
     8  "Native-American  Day",  the  last  Sunday  in September, to be known as
     9  "Gold Star Mothers' Day", October fifth, to be known as  "Raoul  Wallen-
    10  berg  Day",  October eleventh, to be known as "New Netherland Day in the
    11  State of New York", October eighteenth, to  be  known  as  "Disabilities
    12  History Day", October twenty-seventh, to be known as "Theodore Roosevelt
    13  Day", November ninth, to be known as "Witness for Tolerance Day", Novem-
    14  ber  twelfth,  to  be  known  as "Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day", the third
    15  Tuesday in November to  be  known  as  "New  York  State  School-Related
    16  Professionals  Recognition  Day",  November  thirtieth,  to  be known as
    17  "Shirley Chisholm Day", December third, to be  known  as  "International
    18  Day  of  Persons  with  Disabilities",  December seventh, to be known as
    19  "Pearl Harbor Day", December sixteenth, to be known  as  "Bastogne  Day"
    20  and  that  day  of the Asian lunar calendar designated as new year to be
    21  known as "Asian New Year".
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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