senate Bill S1924

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the Amistad Commission

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 03, 2021 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

Votes

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Jan 25, 2021 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S1924
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: Jan 25, 2021

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S1924 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§57.52 & 57.53, Arts & Cul L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6323
2019-2020: S6445

S1924 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the Amistad commission; moves it from the department of state to the state education department.

S1924 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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