assembly Bill A7667

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission

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Current Bill Status Via S3204 - Signed by Governor

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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 13, 2019 approval memo.41
signed chap.650
Dec 06, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.512
substituted for a7667
Jun 19, 2019 substituted by s3204
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.512
rules report cal.512
Jun 17, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 14, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
May 14, 2019 referred to governmental operations


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A7667 (ACTIVE) - Details

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A7667 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission.

A7667 (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  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 14, 2019

Introduced by M. of A. RAYNOR -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  establishing  the 400 Years of African-American History Commis-
  sion; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon  expiration


  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.