senate Bill S6323

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the Amistad Commission

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2018 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 23, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 22, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 17, 2018 1st report cal.169
Jan 03, 2018 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 08, 2017 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1502
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 23, 2017 reported and committed to finance
May 11, 2017 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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Jan 17, 2018 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S6323
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: Jan 17, 2018

Jun 5, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S6323
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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May 23, 2017 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S6323
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committee
13
Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: May 23, 2017

S6323 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8328
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §57.52, Arts & Cul L

S6323 - Summary

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

S6323 - Sponsor Memo

S6323 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6323

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

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

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

  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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