§ 57.02. New York state history month. 1. Each month of October
following the effective date of the chapter of the laws of two thousand
nineteen that amended this subdivision shall be designated as New York
state history month.
2. The purpose of this month shall be to celebrate the history of New
York state and recognize the contributions of state and local
3. The commissioner of education, through the office of state history
is hereby authorized to undertake projects to recognize New York state
history month. Such projects may include the creation of an essay
contest for state residents who are enrolled in any elementary or
secondary education program which shall reflect upon the importance of
New York state history. Any project or projects created pursuant to this
subdivision may, in the discretion of the commissioner of education,
authorize non-monetary awards to be given to project participants or
project winners as such commissioner may deem appropriate.