Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 20, 2023||
referred to finance
Senate Bill S2416
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2416 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Finance
- Law Section:
- Civil Rights
2023-S2416 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to acknowledging the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the City of New York and the State of New York; establishes the New York state community commission on reparations remedies to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, the impact of these forces on living African-Americans and to make recommendations on appropriate remedies; provides for the repeal of such provisions.
2023-S2416 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2416 SPONSOR: BRISPORT TITLE OF BILL: An act to acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery in the City of New York and the State of New York; to establish the New York State community commission on reparations remedies, to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against people of Afri- can descent, and the impact of these forces on living people of African descent and to make determinations regarding compensation; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Provides that this act shall be known as the "New York State community commission on reparations remedies." Section 2. Establishes the legislative intent. Section 3. Establishes the commission, listing its purpose and duties.
2023-S2416 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2416 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 20, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BRISPORT, BAILEY, BROUK, CLEARE, COMRIE, COONEY, HOYLMAN-SIGAL, JACKSON, LIU, MYRIE, RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery in the City of New York and the State of New York; to establish the New York State community commission on repara- tions remedies, to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against people of African descent, and the impact of these forces on living people of African descent and to make determinations regarding compensation; 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. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York State community commission on reparations remedies". § 2. Legislative intent. Contrary to what many believe, slavery was not just a Southern institution. Prior to the American Revolution, there were more enslaved Africans in New York City than in any other city except Charleston, South Carolina. During this period, enslaved Africans accounted for 20% of the population of New York and approximately 40% of colonial New York's households owned enslaved Africans. These enslaved Africans were an integral part of the population which settled and developed what we now know as the State of New York. The first enslaved Africans arrived in New Amsterdam, a Dutch settle- ment established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, around 1627. These enslaved Africans did not belong to individuals, but worked for the Dutch West India Company. The Dutch West India Company had estab- lished Fort Amsterdam, a fortification located on the southern tip of the Island of Manhattan, for the purpose of defending the company's fur trade operations on the North River, now known as the Hudson River. In EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00148-05-3
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