senate Bill S6445

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the Amistad Commission

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2019 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1464
Jun 11, 2019 referred to rules

S6445 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§57.52 & 57.53, Arts & Cul L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6323

S6445 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the Amistad commission; moves it from the department of state to the state education department.

S6445 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6445 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6445

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. JACKSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in  relation  to  the
  Amistad Commission

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

  Section 1. Section 57.52 of the arts  and  cultural  affairs  law,  as
added by chapter 404 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  §  57.52.  Amistad  commission; established. 1. The Amistad commission
(commission), so named in honor of the group of enslaved Africans led by
Joseph Cinque who, while being transported in eighteen  hundred  thirty-
nine  on  a  vessel  named the Amistad, gained their freedom after over-
throwing the crew and eventually having their case  successfully  argued
before  the  United  States  Supreme Court, is hereby created and estab-
lished. The commission shall consist of nineteen members, including  the
[secretary  of  state] COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION or his or her designee,
the [commissioner of education] SECRETARY OF STATE or his or her  desig-
nee,  and  the  chancellor of the state university of New York or his or
her designee, serving ex officio, and  sixteen  public  members.  Public
members  shall  be  appointed as follows:   four public members, no more
than two of whom  shall  be  of  the  same  political  party,  shall  be
appointed by the temporary president of the senate; four public members,
no  more than two of whom shall be of the same political party, shall be
appointed by the speaker of the assembly; and eight public  members,  no
more  than  four  of whom shall be of the same political party, shall be
appointed by the governor. THE APPOINTED MEMBERS SHALL  BE  CHOSEN  WITH
DUE  REGARD  TO  BROAD  ETHNIC  DIVERSITY  AND SHALL HAVE A DEMONSTRATED
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IN THE HISTORY OF THE  AFRICAN  SLAVE  TRADE  AND
SLAVERY  IN  AMERICA  OR  THE  CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS TO OUR
SOCIETY. The public members shall be residents of the state, chosen with
due regard to broad geographic representation and ethnic diversity,  who

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

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