senate Bill S9443

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allocates the Amistad commission in the department of education, and repeals certain provisions of the arts and cultural affairs law relating to the Amistad commission

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation Committee


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May 27, 2022 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

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S9443 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9399
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

S9443 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allocates the Amistad commission in the department of education; repeals certain provisions relating to the Amistad commission; requires schools in the state to provide curriculum relating to African-American history, slavery, and race.

S9443 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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 REPEALED.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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