senate Bill S1739A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a joint legislative committee on racial equity in New York state

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to investigations and government operations
Apr 12, 2019 print number 1739a
Apr 12, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 16, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

Co-Sponsors

S1739 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2116
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Legislature
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8703, A10949
2021-2022: S3067, A5567

S1739 - Summary

Establishes a joint legislative committee on racial equity in New York state to review and prepare a racial equity impact assessment on all legislation that is reported favorably to both houses of the legislature.

S1739 - Sponsor Memo

S1739 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1739

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT relating to establishing a legislative committee on racial equity
  in the New York state senate

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

  Section 1. a. There is hereby created  the  legislative  committee  on
racial  equity in the New York state senate. The committee shall provide
a racial equity impact assessment on all legislation  that  is  reported
favorably  to the senate. The committee shall solicit input from members
of the public, especially those individuals with  expertise  related  to
racial equity issues, to aid the committee in its work.
  b.  The  committee shall consist of the senate majority leader, senate
minority leader, and ten members appointed by the temporary president of
the senate who are representative of the racial diversity that exists in
New York state. Any vacancies occurring among the members of the commit-
tee shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment.
  c. The committee shall (1) prepare a racial equity  impact  assessment
on  all legislation that is reported favorably to the senate to minimize
unanticipated adverse consequences by utilizing resources that  have  a:
(i)  history  of  expertise  and positive outcomes in racial equity; and
(ii) a deep understanding of ameliorating disproportionate outcomes  and
unintended costs; (2) hold a hearing on any matter relating to the func-
tions of the committee; (3) identify state policies and actions that, in
conjunction  with  public  and private partners and in support of racial
equity, can work to achieve conditions of  such;  (4)  review  and  make
recommendations to align state statutes, regulations, programs, services
and  budgetary  priorities;  (5)  search for any interdepartmental gaps,
inconsistencies and inefficiencies in the implementation  or  attainment
of  the  state  policies  and  actions; (6) identify any new laws, regu-

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

Co-Sponsors

S1739A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2116
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Legislature
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8703, A10949
2021-2022: S3067, A5567

S1739A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a joint legislative committee on racial equity in New York state to review and prepare a racial equity impact assessment on all legislation that is reported favorably to both houses of the legislature.

S1739A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1739A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1739--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SEPULVEDA,  MONTGOMERY, SALAZAR -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Investigations and Government Operations -- committee discharged, bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT relating to establishing a joint legislative committee on  racial
  equity in New York state

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

  Section 1. a. There is hereby created the joint legislative  committee
on racial equity in New York state. The committee shall provide a racial
equity  impact  assessment on all legislation that is favorably reported
from both houses of the legislature. The committee shall  solicit  input
from  members of the public, especially those individuals with expertise
related to racial equity issues, to aid the committee in its work.
  b. The committee shall consist of the majority  leaders  and  minority
leaders  from  both  houses of the legislature, ten members appointed by
the temporary president of the senate and ten members appointed  by  the
speaker  of  the assembly who are representative of the racial diversity
that exists in New York state. Any vacancies occurring among the members
of the committee shall be filled in the manner of the original  appoint-
ment.
  c.  The  committee shall (1) prepare a racial equity impact assessment
on all legislation that is reported favorably  to  both  houses  of  the
legislature  to minimize unanticipated adverse consequences by utilizing
resources that have a:  (i) history of expertise and  positive  outcomes
in  racial  equity;  and  (ii)  a  deep  understanding  of  ameliorating
disproportionate outcomes and unintended costs; (2) hold  a  hearing  on
any  matter  relating  to  the  functions of the committee; (3) identify
state policies and actions that, in conjunction with public and  private
partners and in support of racial equity, can work to achieve conditions

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

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