senate Bill S5454A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to African American history and achievement

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 14, 2018 amended on third reading (t) 5454b
Mar 13, 2018 advanced to third reading
Mar 12, 2018 2nd report cal.
Mar 06, 2018 1st report cal.578
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2017 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1726
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 05, 2017 print number 5454a
Jun 05, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to education
Mar 29, 2017 referred to education

Votes

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Mar 6, 2018 - Education committee Vote

S5454A
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 14, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S5454A
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S5454 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7192A
Law Section:
Education

S5454 - Summary

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

S5454 - Sponsor Memo

S5454 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5454

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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:
  S  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.
  S 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

Co-Sponsors

S5454A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7192A
Law Section:
Education

S5454A - Summary

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

S5454A - Sponsor Memo

S5454A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5454--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HAMILTON, ALCANTARA, LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, SAVINO --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  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.
                                                           LBD10730-03-7

Co-Sponsors

S5454B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7192A
Law Section:
Education

S5454B (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5454B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5454B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5454--B
    Cal. No. 578

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HAMILTON, ALCANTARA, KENNEDY, MONTGOMERY, SAVINO,
  STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Education in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered  to  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation 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 education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to
read as follows:
  S 817. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENT. 1.  THE COMMISSION ON
AFRICAN  AMERICAN  HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENT; ESTABLISHED. (A) THE COMMIS-
SION ON AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENT, REFERRED  TO  IN  THIS
SECTION  AS  THE  COMMISSION,  IS  HEREBY  CREATED  AND ESTABLISHED. THE
COMMISSION SHALL CONSIST OF THIRTEEN MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE  COMMISSION-
ER,  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 GOVERNOR, 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.
  (B) EACH MEMBER SHALL SERVE FOR A TERM OF THREE  YEARS  AND  SHALL  BE
ELIGIBLE FOR REAPPOINTMENT. A VACANCY OCCURRING OTHER THAN BY EXPIRATION

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

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