Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 02, 2023||
referred to education
Senate Bill S5334
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S5334 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S5334 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5334 SPONSOR: COMRIE TITLE OF BILL: 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 Amistad commission PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allocates the Amistad commission in the department of education, and repeals certain provision of the arts and cultural affairs law relating to the Amistad commission. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Removes Amistad Commission from cultural affairs law and places it in education law.
2023-S5334 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5334 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 2, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education 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 Article 57-B of the arts and cultural affairs law is REPEALED.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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01424-01-3
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