STATE OF NEW YORK
July 24, 2020
Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Walczyk) --
read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation to redesigning the state flag
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 70 of the state law, as amended by section 1 of
2 part U of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows:
3 § 70. Description of the arms of the state [and the state flag]. The
4 device of arms of this state is hereby declared to be correctly
5 described as follows:
6 Charge. Azure, in a landscape, the sun in fess, rising in splendor or,
7 behind a range of three mountains, the middle one the highest; in base a
8 ship and sloop under sail, passing and about to meet on a river,
9 bordered below by a grassy shore fringed with shrubs, all proper.
10 Crest. On a wreath azure and or, an American eagle proper, rising to
11 the dexter from a two-thirds of a globe terrestrial, showing the north
12 Atlantic ocean with outlines of its shores.
13 Supporters. On a quasi compartment formed by the extension of the
15 Dexter. The figure of Liberty proper, her hair disheveled and deco-
16 rated with pearls, vested azure, sandaled gules, about the waist a cinc-
17 ture or, fringed gules, a mantle of the last depending from the shoul-
18 ders behind to the feet, in the dexter hand a staff ensigned with a
19 Phrygian cap or, the sinister arm embowed, the hand supporting the
20 shield at the dexter chief point, a royal crown by her sinister foot
22 Sinister. The figure of Justice proper, her hair disheveled and deco-
23 rated with pearls, vested or, about the waist a cincture azure, fringed
24 gules, sandaled and mantled as Liberty, bound about the eyes with a
25 fillet proper, in the dexter hand a straight sword hilted or, erect,
26 resting on the sinister chief point of the shield, the sinister arm
27 embowed, holding before her her scales proper.
28 Motto. On a scroll below the shield argent, in sable, [two lines. On
29 line one,] Excelsior [and on line two, E pluribus unum].
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 State flag. The state flag is hereby declared to be blue, charged with
2 the arms of the state in the colors as described in the blazon of this
4 § 2. The commissioner of the office of general services is authorized
5 and directed to commission the flag design committee of the North Ameri-
6 can Vexillological Association to design a new state flag.
7 § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
8 ing the date upon which it shall have become a law; provided, however,
9 that if section 1 of part U of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020 shall not
10 have taken effect on or before such date then this act shall take effect
11 on the same date and in the same manner as such chapter of the laws of
12 2020 takes effect.