Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 25, 2022
referred to education
Senate Bill S8089
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S8089 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S8089 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8089 SPONSOR: CLEARE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the commission on African American history and achievement PURPOSE: The commission shall develop and recommend curriculum that incorporates the achievements made by African Americans as part of New York's educa- tion curriculum including the woman's abolitionist movement, the Harlem Renaissance, the Buffalo antislavery movement, the suffrage of African American Long Islanders. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the education law is amended by establishing a commission on African American History and Achievement, the commission shall consist of 13 members including The Commissioner of Education, the Chan- cellors of NYC Department of Education, Chancellor of the State Univer-
2021-S8089 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8089 I N S E N A T E January 25, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CLEARE -- 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 MAJORITY OF THE AUTHORIZED MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR THE CONDUCT OF OFFICIAL BUSINESS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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