senate Bill S8089

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 25, 2022 referred to education

S8089 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10358
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, A8756

S8089 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing the commission on African American history and achievement to develop and recommend school curriculum that incorporates the contributions and achievements made by African Americans.

S8089 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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