assembly Bill A2619A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the New York state community commission on reparations remedies

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.539
rules report cal.539
reported
Jun 07, 2021 reported referred to rules
Jun 04, 2021 print number 2619a
Jun 04, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
May 26, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 19, 2021 referred to governmental operations

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A2619 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7215
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Appropriations
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7274
2019-2020: A3080

A2619 - Summary

Relates to acknowledging the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the city of New York and the state of New York; establishes the New York state community commission on reparations remedies to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, the impact of these forces on living African-Americans and to make recommendations on appropriate remedies; provides for the repeal of such provisions.

A2619 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2619
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BARRON,  PRETLOW,  DICKENS,  AUBRY,  WALKER,
   WILLIAMS, RICHARDSON, SOLAGES,  PICHARDO,  RODRIGUEZ,  PEOPLES-STOKES,
   COOK,   J. RIVERA,   DE LA ROSA,   PERRY,   VANEL,   HYNDMAN,  CAHILL,
   JEAN-PIERRE, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, TAYLOR, DILAN, DARLING, JOYNER,  BENE-
   DETTO,  EPSTEIN, REYES, FRONTUS, SIMON, RAMOS, FERNANDEZ, CRUZ, NOLAN,
   O'DONNELL -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Governmental
   Operations
 
 AN  ACT to acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and
   inhumanity of slavery in the city of New York and  the  state  of  New
   York;  to establish the New York state community commission on repara-
   tions remedies, to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de
   jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against  African-
   Americans,  and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans
   and to make determinations regarding compensation; making an appropri-
   ation 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. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
 state community commission on reparations remedies".
   §  2. Legislative intent.  Contrary to what many people believe, slav-
 ery was not just a southern institution. Prior  to  the  American  Revo-
 lution,  there  were more enslaved Africans in New York City than in any
 other city except Charleston, South Carolina. During this period, slaves
 accounted for 20% of the population of New York and approximately 40% of
 colonial New York's households owned slaves. These slaves were an  inte-
 gral part of the population which settled and developed what we now know
 as the state of New York.
   The  first  slaves arrived in New Amsterdam, a Dutch settlement estab-
 lished at the southern tip  of  Manhattan  Island,  around  1627.  These
 enslaved  Africans  did  not  belong  to individuals, but worked for the

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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A2619A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7215
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Appropriations
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7274
2019-2020: A3080

A2619A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to acknowledging the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the city of New York and the state of New York; establishes the New York state community commission on reparations remedies to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, the impact of these forces on living African-Americans and to make recommendations on appropriate remedies; provides for the repeal of such provisions.

A2619A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2619--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BARRON,  PRETLOW,  DICKENS,  AUBRY,  WALKER,
   WILLIAMS, RICHARDSON, SOLAGES,  PICHARDO,  RODRIGUEZ,  PEOPLES-STOKES,
   COOK,   J. RIVERA,   DE LA ROSA,   PERRY,   VANEL,   HYNDMAN,  CAHILL,
   JEAN-PIERRE, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, TAYLOR, DILAN, DARLING, JOYNER,  BENE-
   DETTO,  EPSTEIN, REYES, FRONTUS, SIMON, RAMOS, FERNANDEZ, CRUZ, NOLAN,
   O'DONNELL, ZINERMAN, JACKSON, FORREST -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Governmental Operations -- reported and referred  to  the
   Committee  on  Ways  and  Means -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality  and
   inhumanity  of  slavery  in  the city of New York and the state of New
   York; to establish the New York state community commission on  repara-
   tions remedies, to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de
   jure  and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-
   Americans, and the impact of these forces on living  African-Americans
   and  to  make determinations regarding compensation; 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.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
 state community commission on reparations remedies".
   § 2. Legislative intent.  Contrary to what many people believe,  slav-
 ery  was  not  just  a southern institution. Prior to the American Revo-
 lution, there were more enslaved Africans in New York City than  in  any
 other city except Charleston, South Carolina. During this period, slaves
 accounted for 20% of the population of New York and approximately 40% of
 colonial  New York's households owned slaves. These slaves were an inte-
 gral part of the population which settled and developed what we now know
 as the state of New York.
   The first slaves arrived in New Amsterdam, a Dutch  settlement  estab-
 lished  at  the  southern  tip  of  Manhattan Island, around 1627. These
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.