assembly Bill A5567

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a joint legislative committee on racial equity in New York state

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Feb 19, 2021 referred to governmental operations

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A5567 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3067
Law Section:
Legislature
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10949, S8703
2019-2020: A2116, S1739

A5567 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a joint legislative committee on racial equity in New York state to review and prepare a racial equity impact assessment on all legislation that is reported favorably to both houses of the legislature.

A5567 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   5567
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PICHARDO, EPSTEIN, DE LA ROSA, SAYEGH, SEAWRIGHT,
   QUART,  TAYLOR,  CRUZ, REYES, DICKENS, DeSTEFANO, HYNDMAN, RICHARDSON,
   LAVINE, RAMOS -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Govern-
   mental Operations
 
 AN  ACT relating to establishing a joint legislative committee on racial
   equity in New York state

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. a. There is hereby created the joint legislative committee
 on racial equity in New York state. The committee shall provide a racial
 equity impact assessment on all legislation that is  favorably  reported
 from  both  houses of the legislature. The committee shall solicit input
 from members of the public, especially those individuals with  expertise
 related to racial equity issues, to aid the committee in its work.
   b.  The  committee  shall consist of the majority leaders and minority
 leaders from both houses of the legislature, ten  members  appointed  by
 the  temporary  president of the senate and ten members appointed by the
 speaker of the assembly who are representative of the  racial  diversity
 that exists in New York state. Any vacancies occurring among the members
 of  the committee shall be filled in the manner of the original appoint-
 ment.
   c. The committee shall (1) prepare a racial equity  impact  assessment
 on  all  legislation  that  is  reported favorably to both houses of the
 legislature to minimize unanticipated adverse consequences by  utilizing
 resources  that  have a:  (i) history of expertise and positive outcomes
 in  racial  equity;  and  (ii)  a  deep  understanding  of  ameliorating
 disproportionate  outcomes  and  unintended costs; (2) hold a hearing on
 any matter relating to the functions  of  the  committee;  (3)  identify
 state  policies and actions that, in conjunction with public and private
 partners and in support of racial equity, can work to achieve conditions
 of such; (4) review and make recommendations to  align  state  statutes,

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