assembly Bill A7192A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the commission on African American history and achievement

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Jun 14, 2017 print number 7192a
Jun 14, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to education
Apr 12, 2017 referred to education

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A7192 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Commissions

A7192 - Summary

Relates to establishing the commission on African American history and achievement.

A7192 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7192

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RICHARDSON  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to instruction  in  black
  history

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  801-b
to read as follows:
  §  801-B.  INSTRUCTION IN BLACK HISTORY. IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION
OF ONE MILLION OR MORE PEOPLE THE REGENTS SHALL ENSURE THAT  THE  COURSE
OF  INSTRUCTION  IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE INCLUDES A COMPO-
NENT OF BLACK HISTORY. THE REGENTS SHALL DETERMINE  HOW  TO  INCORPORATE
SUCH  COMPONENT IN EXISTING CURRICULA AND THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMUL-
GATE ANY REGULATIONS NEEDED TO  CARRY  OUT  SUCH  DETERMINATION  OF  THE
REGENTS.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, BLACK HISTORY SHALL INCLUDE,
BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO THE WOMEN'S ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT, SHIRLEY  CHISH-
OLM,  DAVID  DINKINS,  THE  HARLEM RENAISSANCE, THE BUFFALO ANTI-SLAVERY
CONFERENCE HELD IN EIGHTEEN FORTY-THREE AND THE  SUFFRAGE  MOVEMENT  FOR
AFRICAN AMERICAN LONG ISLANDERS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10730-02-7

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A7192A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Commissions

A7192A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing the commission on African American history and achievement.

A7192A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7192--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. RICHARDSON, SEPULVEDA -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Education -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  relating  to  establishing  the  commission on African American
  history and achievement

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The commission on African American history and achievement;
established.  1. The commission on African American history and achieve-
ment (commission) is hereby  created  and  established.  The  commission
shall  consist of thirteen members, including the commissioner of educa-
tion, or his or her designee, the chancellor of New York  city  schools,
or  his  or  her designee, the chancellor of the state university of New
York, or his or her  designee,  and  the  chancellor  of  the  board  of
regents,  or  his or her designee, three members appointed by the gover-
nor, three members appointed by the temporary president of  the  senate,
and  three  members appointed by the speaker of the assembly.  Appointed
members shall include but not be limited  to  teachers,  including  K-12
educators,  historians,  and those with a background in African American
history, arts, or culture.
  2. Each member shall serve for a term of  three  years  and  shall  be
eligible for reappointment. A vacancy occurring other than by expiration
of  term  shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment
for the unexpired term.
  3. The members of the commission shall serve without compensation  but
shall  be  entitled to reimbursement for all necessary expenses incurred
in the performance of their duties.
  4. The commissioner of education, or his or her designee, shall  serve
as  the chair and the chancellor of New York city schools, or his or her
designee, shall serve as the vice-chair of the commission. The  presence

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10730-04-7