Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 27, 2022||
referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Senate Bill S9443
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S9443 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Rpld Art 57-B, Arts & Cul L; add Art 25 §§1301 - 1306, amd §801, Ed L
- Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
2021-S9443 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9443 SPONSOR: COMRIE TITLE OF BILL: 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 Amistad commission PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allocates the Amistad commission in the department of education, and repeals certain provision of the arts and cultural affairs law relating to the Amistad commission. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: 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 Article 57-B of the arts and cultural affairs law is REPEALED.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
2021-S9443 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9443 I N S E N A T E May 27, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation 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 Article 57-B of the arts and cultural affairs law is REPEALED.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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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