assembly Bill A8328

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the Amistad Commission

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2018 held for consideration in tourism, parks, arts and sports development
Jan 03, 2018 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
Jun 08, 2017 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development

A8328 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §57.52, Arts & Cul L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

A8328 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the Amistad commission; moves it from the department of state to the state education department.

A8328 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 8, 2017

Introduced  by M. of A. PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development

AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in  relation  to  the
  Amistad Commission


  Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 4 of  section  57.52  of  the  arts  and
cultural  affairs  law, as added by chapter 404 of the laws of 2005, are
amended to read as follows:
  1. The Amistad commission (commission), so named in honor of the group
of enslaved Africans led by Joseph Cinque who, while  being  transported
in  eighteen  hundred  thirty-nine on a vessel named the Amistad, gained
their freedom after overthrowing the crew and  eventually  having  their
case  successfully  argued  before  the  United States Supreme Court, is
hereby created and established. The commission shall consist of nineteen
members, including the [secretary of state] COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION or
his or her designee, the [commissioner of education] SECRETARY OF  STATE
or  his  or  her designee, and the chancellor of the state university of
New York or his or her designee, serving ex officio, and sixteen  public
members.  Public  members  shall  be appointed as follows:   four public
members, no more than two of whom shall be of the same political  party,
shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; four public
members,  no more than two of whom shall be of the same political party,
shall be appointed by the speaker of  the  assembly;  and  eight  public
members, no more than four of whom shall be of the same political party,
shall  be  appointed  by the governor. The public members shall be resi-
dents of the state, chosen with due regard to broad geographic represen-
tation and ethnic diversity, who have an interest in the history of  the
African  slave  trade  and  slavery  in America and the contributions of
African-Americans to our society.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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