senate Bill S6948

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to changing the amount of members the commission consists of, the deadline for when the commission should submit reports of its findings, and extending the repeal date

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Current Bill Status Via A8946 - Signed by Governor

  • 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
Feb 16, 2020 signed chap.22
Feb 13, 2020 delivered to governor
Feb 03, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.27
substituted for s6948
Feb 03, 2020 substituted by a8946
Jan 09, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.27
Jan 08, 2020 referred to rules
Jan 06, 2020 referred to rules

S6948 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Law Section:
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2, 4, 5, 6 & 7, Chap of 2019 (as proposed in S.3204 & A.7667)

S6948 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to changing the amount of members the African-American History Commission consists of, extends the deadline for when the commission should submit reports of its findings, and extends the repeal date for when the commission shall cease to exist.

S6948 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6948 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2020

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

AN ACT to amend a chapter of the laws of 2019 establishing the 400 Years
  of African-American History Commission, in relation to the  amount  of
  members  of such commission, the deadline such commission shall submit
  reports of its findings and to the effectiveness thereof


  Section  1. Sections 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of a chapter of the laws of 2019
establishing the 400 Years of African-American  History  Commission,  as
proposed  in  legislative bills numbers S. 3204 and A. 7667, are amended
to read as follows:
  § 2. (a) The commission shall consist of [thirteen]  FIFTEEN  members,
including  the  secretary  of state, or his or her designee, the commis-
sioner of education, or his  or  her  designee,  [three]  SEVEN  members
appointed  by  the governor, [three] TWO members appointed by the tempo-
rary president of the senate,  [three]  TWO  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] 90 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.
S                                                          LBD06194-02-9


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