A08704 Summary:

BILL NOA08704
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06856
 
SPONSORMagnarelli
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 91, State L
 
Provides that the official state hymn of mourning in honor of all American veterans shall be "Here Rests in Honored Glory".
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A08704 Actions:

BILL NOA08704
 
10/05/2017referred to governmental operations
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A08704 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8704
 
SPONSOR: Magnarelli
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state law, in relation to designating "Here Rests in Honored Glory" the official state hymn of mourning in honor of all Amer- ican veterans   PURPOSE: The purpose of this till is to designate "Here Rests in Honored Glory" composed by Donald Miller as the official state hymn for the Unknown Soldier,   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Adds new § 91 to the State Law to designate "Here Rests in Honored Glory" as the official state hymn for the Unknown Soldier. Section 2: Establishes the effective date.   EXISTING LAW: None   JUSTIFICATION: Designation of "Here Rests in Honored G:ory" as the official state hymn for the Unknown Soldier will provide recognition and acknowledgement of the many sacrifices made by veterans in defense of our State and nation. This song is designated because it specifically was written in honor of the Unknown Soldier. "Here Rests in Honored Glory" is based on the inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. "Here Rests in Honored Glory" was composed by Mr. Donald Miller, Profes- sor of Music at Onondaga County Community College. He composed the hymn in 1984 and it has been played at many events honoring the United States Military and its veterans around the world. It has been played for cere- monies at Arlington National Cemetery and in Normandy, France in commem- oration for the anniversary of the D-Day landings.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S6540/A8021 of 1990/Passed Senate.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A08704 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8704
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     October 5, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation to designating "Here Rests in
          Honored Glory" the official state hymn of mourning  in  honor  of  all
          American veterans

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The state law is amended by adding a new section 91 to read
     2  as follows:
     3    § 91. State hymn of mourning in honor of all American veterans.  "Here
     4  Rests in Honored Glory," by Donald B. Miller shall be the official state
     5  hymn of mourning in  honor  of  all  American  veterans,  based  on  the
     6  inscription on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13414-01-7
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