assembly Bill A9399

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allocates the Amistad commission in the department of education, and repeals certain provisions of the arts and cultural affairs law relating to the Amistad commission

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Feb 24, 2022 referred to education

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A9399 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S9443
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld Art 57-B, Arts & Cul L; add Art 25 §§1301 - 1306, amd §801, Ed L

A9399 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allocates the Amistad commission in the department of education; repeals certain provisions relating to the Amistad commission; requires schools in the state to provide curriculum relating to African-American history, slavery, and race.

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 REPEALED.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.