A04856 Summary:

BILL NO    A04856 

SAME AS    SAME AS S00288

SPONSOR    Curran (MS)

COSPNSR    Butler, Finch, Hawley, Raia, DiPietro, Palumbo, Palmesano

MLTSPNSR   Lawrence

Amd S165, St Fin L; amd S403, Exec L

Enacts the "American made flag act of 2015" to require that American flags
purchased for use by the state government be made in the United States.
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A04856 Actions:

BILL NO    A04856 

02/09/2015 referred to governmental operations
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A04856 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A04856 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A4856

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
2015"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

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 SPECIFIC 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.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2014: Referred, amend (t), and recommit to governmental operations;
print number 9091b

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.
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A04856 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         4856

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   February 9, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. CURRAN, BUTLER, FINCH, HAWLEY, RAIA -- read once
         and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

       AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the executive law, in relation
         to enacting the "American made flag act of 2015"

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "American
    2  made flag act of 2015".
    3    S 2. Section 165 of the state finance law is amended by adding  a  new
    4  subdivision 9 to read as follows:
    5    9. FLAGS. ONLY FLAGS, REGARDLESS OF SIZE, THAT ARE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT
    6  MANUFACTURED   IN  THE  UNITED  STATES,  FROM  ARTICLES,  MATERIALS,  OR
    7  SUPPLIES, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF WHICH ARE GROWN, PRODUCED  OR  MANUFAC-
    8  TURED  IN  THE  UNITED  STATES,  MAY  BE  PURCHASED FOR USE BY THE STATE
    9  GOVERNMENT. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "FLAG"  SHALL
   10  HAVE  THE  SAME  MEANING  AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FOUR
   11  HUNDRED ONE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
   12    S 3. Section 403 of the executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
   13  subdivision 22 to read as follows:
   14    22.  ALL FLAGS PURCHASED AND DISPLAYED AT ANY PUBLIC BUILDING SHALL BE
   15  MADE IN THE UNITED STATES FROM AMERICAN MATERIALS, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDI-
   16  VISION NINE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
   17    S 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
   18  it shall have become a law.



        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD02195-01-5
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