senate Bill S6889

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the state recognition and acknowledgement of the Montaukett Indians

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Current Bill Status Via A4069 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.951
substituted for s6889
May 16, 2022 substituted by a4069
May 04, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2022 1st report cal.951
Jan 05, 2022 referred to investigations and government operations
May 20, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 2, 2022 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 2, 2022

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S6889 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4069
Law Section:
Indian Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2, add Art 11 §§170 - 173, Indian L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7770, A9898
2019-2020: S3691, A5411

S6889 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for state recognition and acknowledgement of the Montaukett Indians; provides that the Montaukett Indians shall have a chief or sachem, three tribal trustees and a tribal secretary; further provides for the qualification of voters; makes related provisions.

S6889 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6889 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6889
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. PALUMBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
   ment Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the Indian law, in relation to the state recognition and
   acknowledgement of the Montaukett Indians

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 2 of the Indian law, as added by chapter 174 of the
 laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   § 2. New York state Indian nations and tribes. The term "Indian nation
 or  tribe"  means  one of the following New York state Indian nations or
 tribes: Cayuga Nation, Oneida Nation of New York, Onondaga Nation, Poos-
 patuck or Unkechauge Nation, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Seneca Nation  of
 Indians,  Shinnecock  Indian  Nation,  Tonawanda  Band  of  Seneca,  THE
 MONTAUKETT INDIANS, and Tuscarora Nation.
   § 2. The Indian law is amended by adding a new article 11 to  read  as
 follows:
                                ARTICLE 11
                          THE MONTAUKETT INDIANS
 SECTION 170. STATE RECOGNITION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT.
         171. LEADERSHIP  OF  MONTAUKETT  INDIANS;  ELECTIONS;  TERMS  OF
                OFFICE.
         172. QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS.
         173. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE.
   SECTION 170. STATE  RECOGNITION  AND  ACKNOWLEDGMENT.  THE  MONTAUKETT
 INDIANS  SEEK  TO  RESTORE  THEIR  ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND RECOGNITION BY THE
 STATE OF NEW YORK. SUCH RECOGNITION AND  ACKNOWLEDGMENT  WAS  IMPROPERLY
 REMOVED  FROM  THE  MONTAUKETT INDIANS IN 1910 IN THE CASE OF PHAROAH V.
 BENSON, 69 MISC. REP. 241(SUPREME, SUFFOLK CO., 1910) AFFIRMED 164  APP.
 DIV. 51, AFFIRMED 222 N.Y. 665 WHEN THE MONTAUKETT INDIANS WERE DECLARED
 TO BE EXTINCT. IN 1994, THE STATE SUPREME COURT, IN THE CASE OF BREAKERS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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