senate Bill S8708

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires school boards of school districts with race-based mascots to, at least once annually, dedicate a portion of a meeting of such school board to the discussion of racial sensitivity

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 14, 2020 print number 8708a
Jul 14, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Jul 09, 2020 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S8708 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3602-g, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3407

S8708 - Summary

Requires school boards of school districts with race-based mascots to, at least once annually, dedicate a portion of a meeting of such school board to the discussion of racial sensitivity.

S8708 - Sponsor Memo

S8708 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8708
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 9, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to excluding schools with
   race-based mascots from receiving state funding
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3602-g
 to read as follows:
   §  3602-G.  EXCLUSION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH RACE-BASED MASCOTS FROM
 APPORTIONMENT OF PUBLIC MONEYS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION,  "RACE-BASED
 MASCOT"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY  PERSON,  ANIMAL OR OBJECT USED TO REPRESENT A
 SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH IS DERIVED FROM A SPECIFIC RACE OR ETHNICITY OR IS
 BASED ON CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF A SPECIFIC RACE OR ETHNICITY.
   2. ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN THE STATE THAT HAS ADOPTED A  RACE-BASED
 MASCOT  AND  WHERE SUCH MASCOT IS USED TO REPRESENT SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT
 PUBLICLY OR PRIVATELY, SHALL  BE  EXCLUDED  FROM  ANY  APPORTIONMENT  OF
 PUBLIC MONEYS FROM THE STATE IT MAY OTHERWISE BE ENTITLED TO PURSUANT TO
 THIS ARTICLE. SUCH EXCLUSION SHALL BE INDEFINITE UNTIL A SCHOOL DISTRICT
 DISASSOCIATES COMPLETELY WITH SUCH RACE-BASED MASCOT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect three years after it shall have become
 a law.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD16875-01-0


Co-Sponsors

S8708A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3602-g, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3407

S8708A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires school boards of school districts with race-based mascots to, at least once annually, dedicate a portion of a meeting of such school board to the discussion of racial sensitivity.

S8708A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8708--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 9, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. HARCKHAM, JACKSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules -- commit-
   tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
   mitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to requiring school
   boards of school districts with race-based mascots to, at  least  once
   annually,  dedicate a portion of a meeting of such school board to the
   discussion of racial sensitivity
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 2002-a
 to read as follows:
   §  2002-A.  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  WITH  RACE-BASED  MASCOTS; SCHOOL BOARD
 DISCUSSION OF RACIAL SENSITIVITY. 1. AS USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  "RACE-
 BASED  MASCOT" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON, ANIMAL OR OBJECT USED TO REPRESENT
 A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH IS DERIVED FROM A SPECIFIC RACE OR ETHNICITY  OR
 IS BASED ON CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF A SPECIFIC RACE OR ETHNICITY.
   2.  ANY  SCHOOL  BOARD  OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN THE STATE THAT HAS
 ADOPTED A RACE-BASED MASCOT AND WHERE SUCH MASCOT IS USED  TO  REPRESENT
 SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICLY OR PRIVATELY, SHALL, AT LEAST ONCE ANNUAL-
 LY,  DEDICATE  A  PORTION  OF  A  MEETING  OF  SUCH  SCHOOL BOARD TO THE
 DISCUSSION OF RACIAL SENSITIVITY.  SUCH REQUIREMENT SHALL BE  INDEFINITE
 UNTIL  A  SCHOOL  DISTRICT DISASSOCIATES COMPLETELY WITH SUCH RACE-BASED
 MASCOT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD16875-02-0


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