assembly Bill A10052

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the Amistad Commission

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Mar 06, 2020 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development

A10052 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6445
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§57.52 & 57.53, Arts & Cul L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8328, S6323

A10052 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A10052 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10052

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development

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
have an interest in the history of the African slave trade  and  slavery
in America and the contributions of African-Americans to our society.

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