|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 13, 2019||approval memo.41|
|Dec 06, 2019||delivered to governor|
|Jun 19, 2019||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.512
substituted for a7667
|Jun 03, 2019||referred to governmental operations|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1135
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Feb 04, 2019||referred to finance|
senate Bill S3204Signed By Governor
Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S3204 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3204 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3204 SPONSOR: COMRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act establishing the 400 Years of African-American History Commis- sion; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill shall be to highlight the contributions that Africans and African-Americans have made to our country and to our state. In addition, it shall be to bring communities together under events, activities and educational research by the 400 year commission and partnered community based organizations. The events and activities carried out by the commission can foster learning and developmental environments for youth, adults and seniors of all backgrounds and culti- vate opportunities to foster a better understanding of the development of our country, which was and is possible through the continuous contributions of African-Americans from 1619 until present day.
S3204 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3204 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 4, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. COMRIE -- 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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