|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 21, 2020||referred to finance|
senate Bill S7798
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
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“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.
S7798 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S7798 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the "Malcolm X unsolved civil rights crime act of 2020"; making an appropri- ation therefor; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require the New York State Attorney General to annually conduct a study of unsolved civil rights cases of crimes committed not later than December 31, 1979; and provide funds for local and state law enforcement to pursue investigations of civil rights crimes committed not later than December 31, 1979. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Title.
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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