senate Bill S1135

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to African American history and achievement

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 11, 2019 referred to education

S1135 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S5454

S1135 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1135 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1135 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1135

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- 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  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:
  § 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
OF TERM SHALL BE FILLED IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE  ORIGINAL  APPOINTMENT
FOR THE UNEXPIRED TERM.
  (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 COMMISSIONER, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, SHALL SERVE AS THE CHAIR
AND THE CHANCELLOR OF NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS, OR  HIS  OR  HER  DESIGNEE,

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

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