Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 29, 2018||
referred to governmental operations
Assembly Bill A10949
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-A10949 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-A10949 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10949 I N A S S E M B L Y May 29, 2018 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PICHARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Governmental Operations AN ACT relating to establishing a legislative committee on racial equity in the New York state senate THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. a. There is hereby created the legislative committee on racial equity in the New York state senate. The committee shall provide a racial equity impact assessment on all legislation that is reported favorably to the senate. The committee shall solicit input from members of the public, especially those individuals with expertise related to racial equity issues, to aid the committee in its work. b. The committee shall consist of the senate majority leader, senate minority leader, and ten members appointed by the temporary president of the senate who are representative of the racial diversity that exists in New York state. Any vacancies occurring among the members of the commit- tee shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment. c. The committee shall (1) prepare a racial equity impact assessment on all legislation that is reported favorably to the senate to minimize unanticipated adverse consequences by utilizing resources that have a: (i) history of expertise and positive outcomes in racial equity; and (ii) a deep understanding of ameliorating disproportionate outcomes and unintended costs; (2) hold a hearing on any matter relating to the func- tions of the committee; (3) identify state policies and actions that, in conjunction with public and private partners and in support of racial equity, can work to achieve conditions of such; (4) review and make recommendations to align state statutes, regulations, programs, services and budgetary priorities; (5) search for any interdepartmental gaps, inconsistencies and inefficiencies in the implementation or attainment of the state policies and actions; (6) identify any new laws, regu- lations, programs, services, and budgetary priorities that are needed to ensure and promote desired conditions of racial equity; (7) serve as an informational resource for the senate; and (8) perform other activities, including public awareness. d. The committee shall have the same powers as other standing or select committees of the legislature.
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