Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 24, 2022||
referred to education
Assembly Bill A9399
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-A9399 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-A9399 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9399 I N A S S E M B L Y February 24, 2022 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ZINERMAN, TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to allocating the Amistad commission in the department of education, and repealing certain provisions of the arts and cultural affairs law relating to the Amis- tad commission THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 57-B of the arts and cultural affairs law is REPEALED. § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 25 to read as follows: ARTICLE 25 THE AMISTAD COMMISSION SECTION 1301. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. 1302. DEFINITIONS 1303. COMMISSION ESTABLISHED. 1304. COMMISSION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. 1305. CURRICULUM. 1306. AUTHORIZATION. § 1301. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES THAT: 1. DURING THE PERIOD BEGINNING LATE IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY THROUGH THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, MILLIONS OF PERSONS OF AFRICAN ORIGIN WERE ENSLAVED AND BROUGHT TO THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; ANYWHERE FROM BETWEEN TWENTY TO FIFTY PERCENT OF ENSLAVED AFRICANS DIED DURING THEIR JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE; THE ENSLAVEMENT OF AFRICANS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS WAS PART OF A CONCERTED EFFORT OF PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TERRORISM THAT DEPRIVED GROUPS OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESERVE MANY OF THEIR SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS, POLITICAL AND OTHER CUSTOMS; THE VESTIGES OF SLAVERY IN THIS COUNTRY CONTINUED WITH THE LEGALIZATION OF SECOND CLASS CITIZENSHIP STATUS FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS THROUGH JIM CROW LAWS, SEGRE- GATION AND OTHER SIMILAR PRACTICES; THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY HAS PERVADED THE FABRIC OF OUR SOCIETY; AND IN SPITE OF THESE EVENTS THERE ARE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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