Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 10, 2018
referred to investigations and government operations
Senate Bill S8703
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S8703 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S8703 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8703 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to establishing a legislative committee on racial equity in the New York state senate PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to provide a racial equity impact assessment on all legislation that is favorably to the senate. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1a. 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 assembly. 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.
2017-S8703 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8703 I N S E N A T E May 10, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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