“Anything But Trump Act”: Hoylman Bill To Strip Trump’s Name From State Park Passes NY Senate
Hoylman: “Trump has dishonored the state and should not be honored with a state park named for him.”
The press release on this page comes courtesy of Senator Bard Hoylman’s office.
NEW YORK—Today, legislation to remove Donald Trump’s name from a New York State Park (S.991-C/A.466-A) sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman (D/WF-Manhattan) and Assembly Member Nily Rozic (D-Queens) passed the New York State Senate. The legislation passed days after reports circulated that former President Trump is spreading absurd lies claiming he will be reinstated as President by August and days before his 75th birthday. Hoylman has called for a public renaming process that engages the local community.
Senator Hoylman said: “New York’s Senate just gave Donald Trump an early birthday present: we’re stripping his name from a State Park. The mob violence that Trump incited on January 6 led to the storming of the U.S. Capitol, the death of five people, including a police officer, and an unprecedented second impeachment. Trump has dishonored the state and should not be honored with a state park named for him. I’m grateful to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Pete Harckham and Assembly Member Nily Rozic for helping pass this important legislation.”
Senator Hoylman’s legislation directs the Commissioner of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation to conduct a legal review for the re-designation of Donald J. Trump State Park and, upon a finding that they have the legal authority, to change the name of the park, install updated signage, and commit to park improvements for the enjoyment of the public. Assembly Member Rozic’s companion legislation passed through committee in the New York State Assembly in February. Once passed by both houses of the Legislature and signed into law, this legislation would take effect immediately.