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|Jan 06, 2010||referred to finance|
|Apr 27, 2009||referred to finance|
senate Bill S5045
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S5045 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5045 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5045 TITLE OF BILL : An act creating a temporary state commission to examine the degree and effect of segregation in primary and secondary schools; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : Authorizes the state department of education to investigate the degree and effect of segregation in New York's primary and secondary schools, and make subsequent recommendations to the governor and legislature. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of this bill establishes the commission within the education department. This section also outlines the powers of the commission to appoint a director and staff, to conduct investigations, to conduct hearings, to subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and procure documents as deemed relevant to an investigation, and to submit their findings to the governor and legislature. Section 2 sets the rules by which the members of the commission shall be appointed, and by which vacancies may be fulfilled; and the term limits of such members. Section 3 provides for the reimbursement of reasonable expenses by members of the commission.
S5045 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5045 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 27, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT creating a temporary state commission to examine the degree and effect of segregation in primary and secondary schools; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. There is established within the department of education a temporary state commission to examine and review the degree of segre- gation in primary and secondary schools; here and after referred to as the commission. The commission shall have the following functions, powers and duties: a. To appoint an executive director who shall act in accordance with the policies of the commission. The commission may delegate authority to the executive director to act in the name of the commission between meetings of the commission provided such delegation is in writing and the specific powers to be delegated are enumerated; b. To appoint such other staff as are necessary to carry out its duties under this section; c. To conduct investigations in connection with: the level of segre- gation in New York's primary and secondary schools; any correlation between segregation and inadequate school funding; and the long-term economic impact of inadequate educational resources on segregated students and society; d. To make an annual report to the governor and the legislature not later than July first of each year which shall include its recommenda- tions. The commission shall make such further interim reports to the governor, or to the governor and legislature, as it shall deem advis- able, or as shall be required to do by the governor, the temporary pres- ident of the senate or the speaker of the assembly; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06219-01-9
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