senate Bill S2204

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a temporary commission to examine and review the degree of segregation in primary and secondary schools

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
Jan 23, 2019 referred to finance


S2204 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5045
2011-2012: S2759
2013-2014: S3344
2015-2016: S2184
2017-2018: S3794

S2204 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a temporary commission to examine and review the degree and effect of segregation in primary and secondary schools and any correlation with school funding and the long-term impact of inadequate education on segregated students; expires 2022.

S2204 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2204 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019

Introduced by Sens. BAILEY, HOYLMAN, PARKER, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on

AN ACT creating a temporary state commission to examine the  degree  and
  effect  of segregation in primary and secondary schools; and providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section  1.  There is established within the department of education a
temporary state commission to examine and review the  degree  of  segre-
gation  in  primary and secondary schools; here and after referred to as
the commission. The  commission  shall  have  the  following  functions,
powers and duties:
  a.  To  appoint an executive director who shall act in accordance with
the policies of the commission. The commission may delegate authority to
the executive director to act in the  name  of  the  commission  between
meetings  of  the  commission provided such delegation is in writing and
the specific powers to be delegated are enumerated;
  b. To appoint such other staff as  are  necessary  to  carry  out  its
duties under this section;
  c.  To  conduct investigations in connection with: the level of segre-
gation in New York's primary  and  secondary  schools;  any  correlation
between  segregation  and  inadequate  school funding; and the long-term
economic  impact  of  inadequate  educational  resources  on  segregated
students and society;
  d.  To  make  an annual report to the governor and the legislature not
later than July first of each year which shall include  its  recommenda-
tions.  The  commission  shall  make such further interim reports to the
governor, or to the governor and legislature, as it  shall  deem  advis-
able, or as shall be required to do by the governor, the temporary pres-
ident of the senate or the speaker of the assembly;

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


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