|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 05, 2023||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.499
substituted for a4187
|Mar 27, 2023||referred to governmental operations|
delivered to assembly
|Jan 25, 2023||advanced to third reading|
|Jan 24, 2023||2nd report cal.|
|Jan 23, 2023||1st report cal.189|
|Jan 11, 2023||referred to finance|
senate Bill S1359
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate & Assembly
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1359 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1359 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes the office of racial equity and social justice to act as the official state planning and coordinating office for changes in policy, practice and allocation of state resources so that race or social justice constructs do not predict an individual's success, while also improving opportunities and outcomes for all people, and performing all necessary and appropriate services required to fulfill these duties.
S1359 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1359 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the office of racial equity and social justice PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to create an Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new article 15-D to the executive law which provides definitions of terms and outlines the powers, functions, and duties of the Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice. Section two establishes the effective date.
S1359 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1359 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the office of racial equity and social justice THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 15-D to read as follows: ARTICLE 15-D OFFICE OF RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE SECTION 328-E. DEFINITIONS. 328-F. OFFICE OF RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE; DIRECTOR, ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES. 328-G. FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICE. 328-H. REPORTING. § 328-E. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "OFFICE" MEANS THE OFFICE OF RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. 2. "DIRECTOR" MEANS THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. 3. "EQUITY" MEANS FAIR AND JUST OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS. 4. "SOCIAL JUSTICE" MEANS EVERY INDIVIDUAL DESERVES TO BENEFIT FROM THE SAME ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES, FREE FROM HEALTH DISPARITIES, REGARDLESS OF RACE; SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS; AGE; SEX, INCLUDING ON THE BASIS OF GENDER IDENTITY OR ORIENTATION; RELIGION; DISABILITY; OR OTHER CHARACTERISTICS. 5. "RACE" MEANS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT THAT ARTIFICIALLY DIVIDES PEOPLE INTO DISTINCT GROUPS BASED ON CHARACTERISTICS SUCH AS PHYSICAL APPEAR- ANCE, INCLUDING COLOR; ANCESTRAL HERITAGE; CULTURAL AFFILIATION; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03131-01-3
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