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A06975 Summary:

BILL NOA06975
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04093
 
SPONSORGunther
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §168-a, Exec L
 
Establishes September twenty-second of each year as a day of commemoration known as Veteran Suicide Awareness and Remembrance Day.
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A06975 Actions:

BILL NOA06975
 
04/19/2021referred to governmental operations
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A06975 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6975
 
SPONSOR: Gunther
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing September twenty-second of each year as a day of commemoration known as "Veteran Suicide Awareness and Remembrance Day"   PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to designate September 22nd as "Veteran Suicide Awareness and Remembrance Day."   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1- Amends Section 168-a (3) of the executive law to add Septem- ber 22nd as "Veteran Suicide Awareness and Remembrance Day." Section 2 - Effective Date - Immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: Under the existing law there are a number of days designated to commem- orate historical events, people, cultural or religious celebrations, and patriotic causes. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has previously reported that an average of 22 veterans per day commit suicide. The rate of suicide among veterans was 1.4 times higher among male veterans and 1.8 times higher among female veterans when compared to the general adult population. In 2016 alone, 153 Veterans in New York committed suicide. This legislation designates September 22nd as "Veteran Suicide Awareness and Remembrance Day." On this day New Yorkers will be called to remember that many of the wounds of war are unseen and persist long after the end of a veteran's military service. This day will honor the fallen and their families by bringing awareness to this issue and commemorating their service to our country. If you are a veteran or know a veteran in need of help you may contact the Veteran Crisis line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone or send a text message to 838255 to connect with a Veterans Affair responder.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-20: A8602 referred to Governmental Operations / S6712 Passed the Senate   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
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A06975 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6975
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 19, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing September
          twenty-second of each year as a day of commemoration known as "Veteran
          Suicide Awareness and Remembrance 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 237 of the laws  of  2020,  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",  the  second
    21  Monday  in  July,  to  be known as "Abolition Commemoration Day", August
    22  twenty-fourth, to be known as "Ukrainian Independence Day", August twen-
    23  ty-sixth, to be known as "Women's Equality Day", September eleventh,  to
    24  be known as "Battle of Plattsburgh Day" and also to be known as "Septem-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02828-01-1

        A. 6975                             2
 
     1  ber  11th  Remembrance  Day", September thirteenth, to be known as "John
     2  Barry Day" and also to be known as "Uncle Sam Day in the  State  of  New
     3  York",  September  seventeenth,  to  be  known as "Friedrich Wilhelm von
     4  Steuben  Memorial Day", September twenty-second, to be known as "Veteran
     5  Suicide Awareness and Remembrance Day", the third Friday in September to
     6  be known as "New York State POW/MIA Recognition Day" except if such date
     7  of commemoration cannot be observed due to  a  religious  holiday,  such
     8  observances  shall  then be conducted on the second Friday of September,
     9  the last Saturday in September, to be known as "War of  1812  Day",  the
    10  fourth  Saturday  of September, known as "Native-American Day", the last
    11  Sunday in September, to be known as "Gold Star  Mothers'  Day",  October
    12  fifth,  to  be  known as "Raoul Wallenberg Day", October eleventh, to be
    13  known as "New Netherland Day in the State of New  York",  October  eigh-
    14  teenth,  to  be known as "Disabilities History Day", October twenty-sev-
    15  enth, to be known as "Theodore Roosevelt Day",  November  ninth,  to  be
    16  known  as  "Witness for Tolerance Day", November twelfth, to be known as
    17  "Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day", the third Tuesday in November to be  known
    18  as "New York State School-Related Professionals Recognition Day", Novem-
    19  ber thirtieth, to be known as "Shirley Chisholm Day", December third, to
    20  be  known  as "International Day of Persons with Disabilities", December
    21  seventh, to be known as "Pearl Harbor Day", December  sixteenth,  to  be
    22  known  as "Bastogne Day" and that day of the Asian lunar calendar desig-
    23  nated as new year to be known as "Asian New Year".
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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