senate Bill S3204

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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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 03, 2019 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1135
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 04, 2019 referred to finance


S3204 (ACTIVE) - Details

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S3204 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission.

S3204 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3204 (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

                            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


  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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