|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 03, 2021||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
|Feb 02, 2021||ordered to third reading cal.234|
reported and committed to rules
|Jan 21, 2021||referred to education|
senate Bill S2555
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2555 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2555 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2555 SPONSOR: BRISPORT TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish a task force on educator diversity in New York state; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill establishes a task force on educator diversity. The purpose of the task force shall be to conduct a comprehensive study on the diversity of educators in New York State, actions taken to promote educator diversity, and ways New York State can encourage new initiatives to enhance and promote educator diversity. Section two of the bill states that the task force shall be comprised of thirteen members, and confers appointment powers. Section three of the bill states that the task force shall issue a report by December 31, 2022.
S2555 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2555 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 21, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to establish a task force on educator diversity in New York state; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Task force on educator diversity in New York state. There is hereby established a task force on educator diversity in New York state. The purpose of the task force shall be to conduct a comprehensive study on the presence of educator diversity, state actions taken to promote educator diversity in New York state, and how New York state can encourage new initiatives to enhance and promote educator diversity, including but not limited to: (a) barriers which prevent students of color from entering the teach- ing profession, or remaining in the teaching profession; (b) recruitment and retention efforts; (c) mentorship programs for current educators of color; (d) initiatives aimed at encouraging students of color to enter the teaching profession, also known as 'grow your own' initiatives; (e) scholarship opportunities for students of color who are interested in entering the teaching profession, and other funding mechanisms to assist such students; (f) initiatives that encourage teachers of color to become school leaders and administrators, and barriers that have prevented teachers of color from becoming school leaders and administrators; and (g) reviewing and commenting on reports issued by the state education department related to educator diversity. § 2. a. The task force shall consist of thirteen members to be appointed as follows: (i) five people appointed by the governor; (ii) EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08755-01-1
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