senate Bill S8076

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission

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Mar 26, 2018 referred to finance

S8076 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3204

S8076 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission.

S8076 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8076 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8076

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT establishing the 400 Years of  African-American  History  Commis-
  sion;  and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration
  thereof

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

  Section 1. The 400 Years of African-American History Commission, here-
inafter the "commission", is hereby established within the department of
state.  The commission shall develop and carry out activities throughout
the state to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival  of  Afri-
cans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619.
  §  2.  (a) The commission shall consist of thirteen members, including
the secretary of state, or his or  her  designee,  the  commissioner  of
education, or his or her designee, three members appointed by the gover-
nor,  three  members appointed by the temporary president of the senate,
three members appointed by the  speaker  of  the  assembly,  one  member
appointed by the senate minority leader, and one member appointed by the
assembly  minority  leader.  Appointed  members shall include but not be
limited to historians and those with a  background  in  African-American
history,  arts,  or  culture.  Such appointments shall be made within 30
days of the effective date of this act.
  (b) A vacancy on the commission shall be filled in the same manner  in
which the original appointment was made.
  (c) 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.
  (d) The secretary of state, or his or her designee, shall serve as the
chair and shall appoint the vice-chair of the commission.  The  presence
of  a  majority  of the authorized membership of the commission shall be
required for the conduct of official business.
  (e) The department of state shall  provide  technical  assistance  and
data  to  the commission as may be necessary for the commission to carry
out its responsibilities pursuant to this act.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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