senate Bill S582

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to African American history and achievement

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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S582 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, amd §2590-h, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5454
2019-2020: S1135

S582 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing the commission on African American history and achievement.

S582 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S582 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    582
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. BENJAMIN, PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to establishing the
   commission on African American history and achievement

   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 817 to
 read as follows:
   § 817. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENT. 1.  THE COMMISSION ON
 AFRICAN  AMERICAN  HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENT; ESTABLISHED. (A) THE COMMIS-
 SION ON AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENT, REFERRED  TO  IN  THIS
 SECTION  AS  THE  COMMISSION,  IS  HEREBY  CREATED  AND ESTABLISHED. THE
 COMMISSION SHALL CONSIST OF THIRTEEN MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE  COMMISSION-
 ER,  OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, THE CHANCELLOR OF NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS, OR
 HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, THE CHANCELLOR OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK,
 OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, AND THE CHANCELLOR OF THE BOARD OF  REGENTS,  OR
 HIS  OR  HER  DESIGNEE,  THREE  MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, THREE
 MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE  SENATE,  AND  THREE
 MEMBERS  APPOINTED  BY  THE  SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.  APPOINTED MEMBERS
 SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO TEACHERS, INCLUDING K-12  EDUCATORS,
 HISTORIANS,  AND  THOSE  WITH  A BACKGROUND IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY,
 ARTS, OR CULTURE.
   (B) EACH MEMBER SHALL SERVE FOR A TERM OF THREE  YEARS  AND  SHALL  BE
 ELIGIBLE FOR REAPPOINTMENT. A VACANCY OCCURRING OTHER THAN BY EXPIRATION
 OF  TERM  SHALL BE FILLED IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT
 FOR THE UNEXPIRED TERM.
   (C) THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION SHALL SERVE WITHOUT COMPENSATION BUT
 SHALL BE ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR ALL NECESSARY  EXPENSES  INCURRED
 IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
   (D) THE COMMISSIONER, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, SHALL SERVE AS THE CHAIR
 AND  THE  CHANCELLOR  OF  NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE,
 SHALL SERVE AS THE VICE-CHAIR OF  THE  COMMISSION.  THE  PRESENCE  OF  A

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