senate Bill S7798

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the "Malcolm X unsolved civil rights crime act of 2020"

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Feb 21, 2020 referred to finance

Sponsor's Position

“No matter how many decades have passed since the death of Malcolm X, those responsible must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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S7798 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10038
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §68, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S5068, A3814

S7798 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "Malcom X unsolved civil rights crime act of 2020"; requires the assistant attorney of the civil rights bureau to investigate violations of criminal civil rights statutes that occurred not later than December thirty-first, nineteen seventy-nine, and resulted in a death.

S7798 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7798 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7798

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
  "Malcolm  X unsolved civil rights crime act of 2020"; making an appro-
  priation therefor; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provisions
  upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "Malcolm X unsolved civil rights crime act of 2020".
  §  2. Legislative findings and purpose. The legislature finds that all
authorities with jurisdiction, including the department of law  and  the
division  of state police, should (i) expeditiously investigate unsolved
civil rights murders, due to the amount of time that  has  passed  since
the murders and the age of potential witnesses; and (ii) provide all the
resources  necessary to ensure timely and thorough investigations in the
cases involved with such.
  § 3. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 68  to  read
as follows:
  §  68.  CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATIONS. 1. THE ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
OF THE CIVIL  RIGHTS  BUREAU  SHALL  BE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  INVESTIGATING
VIOLATIONS  OF  CRIMINAL  CIVIL  RIGHTS STATUTES THAT OCCURRED NOT LATER
THAN DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE, AND  RESULTED
IN A DEATH.
  2.  WHEN INVESTIGATING SUCH COMPLAINTS, THE ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
MAY COORDINATE THE INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITIES WITH  STATE  AND  LOCAL  LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.
  3.  THE  ATTORNEY  GENERAL SHALL ANNUALLY CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE CASES
UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL  OF  THE  CIVIL
RIGHTS BUREAU.
  (A)  SUCH STUDY SHALL INCLUDE:
  (I) THE NUMBER OF OPEN INVESTIGATIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW FOR
VIOLATIONS  OF  CRIMINAL  CIVIL  RIGHTS STATUTES THAT OCCURRED NOT LATER
THAN DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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