|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 03, 2021||referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development|
delivered to assembly
|Feb 01, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Jan 26, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Jan 25, 2021||1st report cal.182|
|Jan 16, 2021||referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation|
senate Bill S1924
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1924 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1924 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1924 SPONSOR: JACKSON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to the Amistad Commission PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would move the Amistad commission from the Department of State to the New York State Education Department. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends § 57.52 of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Law by allo- cating the Amistad Commission from the Department of State to the State Education Department. The commission will consist of nineteen members, including the commissioner of education or his or her designee, the secretary of state or his or her designee, the chancellor of the state university of New York or his or her designee, serving ex officio, and
S1924 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1924 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 16, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. JACKSON -- 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 arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to the Amistad Commission THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 57.52 of the arts and cultural affairs law, as added by chapter 404 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: § 57.52. Amistad commission; established. 1. The Amistad commission (commission), so named in honor of the group of enslaved Africans led by Joseph Cinque who, while being transported in eighteen hundred thirty- nine on a vessel named the Amistad, gained their freedom after over- throwing the crew and eventually having their case successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court, is hereby created and estab- lished. The commission shall consist of nineteen members, including the [secretary of state] COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION or his or her designee, the [commissioner of education] SECRETARY OF STATE or his or her desig- nee, and the chancellor of the state university of New York or his or her designee, serving ex officio, and sixteen public members. Public members shall be appointed as follows: four public members, no more than two of whom shall be of the same political party, shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; four public members, no more than two of whom shall be of the same political party, shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly; and eight public members, no more than four of whom shall be of the same political party, shall be appointed by the governor. THE APPOINTED MEMBERS SHALL BE CHOSEN WITH DUE REGARD TO BROAD ETHNIC DIVERSITY AND SHALL HAVE A DEMONSTRATED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IN THE HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE AND SLAVERY IN AMERICA OR THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS TO OUR SOCIETY. The public members shall be residents of the state, chosen with EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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