assembly Bill A3080A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the New York state community commission on reparations remedies; makes an appropriation of $250,000

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
Jun 14, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 26, 2019 print number 3080a
Mar 26, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 28, 2019 referred to governmental operations

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A3080 - Details

Law Section:
Appropriations
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7274

A3080 - Summary

Relates to acknowledging the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the city of New York and the state of New York; establishes the New York state community commission on reparations remedies to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, the impact of these forces on living African-Americans and to make recommendations on appropriate remedies; makes an appropriation therefor; and provides for the repeal of such provisions.

A3080 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3080

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. BARRON, PRETLOW, WRIGHT, DICKENS, AUBRY, WALKER,
  BLAKE, WILLIAMS, RICHARDSON, CRESPO, SOLAGES, PICHARDO, ARROYO, RODRI-
  GUEZ, MOSLEY, PEOPLES-STOKES, COOK, RIVERA, DE LA ROSA, PERRY,  VANEL,
  TITUS,  HYNDMAN,  CAHILL, GANTT, JEAN-PIERRE, BICHOTTE, TAYLOR -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality  and
  inhumanity  of  slavery  in  the city of New York and the state of New
  York; to establish the New York state community commission on  repara-
  tions remedies, to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de
  jure  and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-
  Americans, and the impact of these forces on living  African-Americans
  and  to make recommendations on appropriate remedies; making an appro-
  priation therefor; 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. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
state community commission on reparations remedies".
  §  2. Legislative intent.  Contrary to what many people believe, slav-
ery was not just a southern institution. Prior  to  the  American  Revo-
lution,  there  were more enslaved Africans in New York City than in any
other city except Charleston, South Carolina. During this period, slaves
accounted for 20% of the population of New York and approximately 40% of
colonial New York's households owned slaves. These slaves were an  inte-
gral part of the population which settled and developed what we now know
as the state of New York.
  The  first  slaves arrived in New Amsterdam, a Dutch settlement estab-
lished at the southern tip  of  Manhattan  Island,  around  1627.  These
enslaved  Africans  did  not  belong  to individuals, but worked for the
Dutch West India Company. The Dutch East India Company  had  established
Fort  Amsterdam,  a  fortification  located  on  the southern tip of the

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

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A3080A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Appropriations
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7274

A3080A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to acknowledging the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the city of New York and the state of New York; establishes the New York state community commission on reparations remedies to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, the impact of these forces on living African-Americans and to make recommendations on appropriate remedies; makes an appropriation therefor; and provides for the repeal of such provisions.

A3080A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3080--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. BARRON, PRETLOW, WRIGHT, DICKENS, AUBRY, WALKER,
  BLAKE, WILLIAMS, RICHARDSON, CRESPO, SOLAGES, PICHARDO, ARROYO, RODRI-
  GUEZ, MOSLEY, PEOPLES-STOKES, COOK, RIVERA, DE LA ROSA, PERRY,  VANEL,
  TITUS,  HYNDMAN, CAHILL, GANTT, JEAN-PIERRE, BICHOTTE, TAYLOR, JAFFEE,
  D'URSO, DILAN -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Govern-
  mental  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality  and
  inhumanity  of  slavery  in  the city of New York and the state of New
  York; to establish the New York state community commission on  repara-
  tions remedies, to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de
  jure  and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-
  Americans, and the impact of these forces on living  African-Americans
  and to make determinations regarding compensation; making an appropri-
  ation  therefor;  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.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
state community commission on reparations remedies".
  § 2. Legislative intent.  Contrary to what many people believe,  slav-
ery  was  not  just  a southern institution. Prior to the American Revo-
lution, there were more enslaved Africans in New York City than  in  any
other city except Charleston, South Carolina. During this period, slaves
accounted for 20% of the population of New York and approximately 40% of
colonial  New York's households owned slaves. These slaves were an inte-
gral part of the population which settled and developed what we now know
as the state of New York.
  The first slaves arrived in New Amsterdam, a Dutch  settlement  estab-
lished  at  the  southern  tip  of  Manhattan Island, around 1627. These
enslaved Africans did not belong to  individuals,  but  worked  for  the

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