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A09648 Summary:

COSPNSRGonzalez-Rojas, Seawright, Davila, Thiele, Simon, Gottfried, Dinowitz, Epstein
Add Art 45-C §§959 - 959-b, Exec L
Establishes the LGBTQ+ advisory board to make recommendations, conduct research, and more regarding the LGBTQ+ community in New York state.
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A09648 Actions:

03/28/2022referred to governmental operations
05/13/2022amend and recommit to governmental operations
05/13/2022print number 9648a
05/24/2022reported referred to ways and means
06/01/2022reported referred to rules
06/02/2022rules report cal.621
06/02/2022substituted by s6501b
 03/21/2022PRINT NUMBER 6501A
 05/10/20221ST REPORT CAL.1219
 05/11/20222ND REPORT CAL.
 06/01/2022PASSED SENATE
 06/01/2022referred to ways and means
 06/02/2022substituted for a9648a
 06/02/2022ordered to third reading rules cal.621
 06/02/2022passed assembly
 06/02/2022returned to senate
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A09648 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the LGBTQ+ advisory board   PURPOSE: To establish a permanent advisory board on LGBTQ+ issues.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Sets forth the make-up of and selection for the LGBTQ+ Advi- sory Board and length of terms of service. Establishes the powers and duties of the LGBTQ+ Advisory Board, which will encompass gathering information on issues surrounding the LGBTQ+ community in New York State, and reporting these findings to state officials so that informed choices can be made in keeping New York State a place that is responsive to the economic, political, and social needs of LGBTQ+ individuals. Section 2: provides the effective date. ** The A-print of this bill reduces the board to 12 members. **   JUSTIFICATION: New York State has long been a leader on LGBTQ+ inclusion. From the Stonewall Uprising to the legalization of marriage equality, the Empire State is justifiably proud of many parts of its history. Since 2016, the state has convened an informal group of LGBTQ+ stakeholders to provide advice and guidance to the executive branch on current issues, in recog- nition of the importance of remaining ahead of the curve on emerging issues. It is appropriate that the state should formalize this informal group into a formal advisory committee in order to provide LGBTQ+ New Yorkers with a permanent voice in Albany that can advise the executive and legislature on how the state can continue to remain a leader in inclusion at a time when many jurisdictions would turn back the clock on progress.   FISCAL IMPACT: Minimal.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A09648 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 28, 2022
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KELLES,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,  SEAWRIGHT, DAVILA,
          THIELE, SIMON -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Govern-
          mental  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the executive  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
          LGBTQ+ advisory board

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  article  45-C
     2  to read as follows:
     3                                ARTICLE 45-C
     4                            LGBTQ+ ADVISORY BOARD
     5  Section 959.   Definitions.
     6          959-a. LGBTQ+ advisory board established.
     7          959-b. Powers and duties.
     8    §  959.  Definitions.  For the purposes of this article, the following
     9  terms shall have the following meanings:
    10    1. "LGBTQ+ advisory board" or "board" shall mean the  LGBTQ+  advisory
    11  board  established pursuant to section nine hundred fifty-nine-a of this
    12  article.
    13    2. "LGBTQ+" shall mean a member of the community consisting of  lesbi-
    14  an, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and other non-cis-
    15  gender individuals, or a reference to such community as a whole.
    16    §  959-a. LGBTQ+ advisory board established. 1. There is hereby estab-
    17  lished an advisory board to be known as the "LGBTQ+ advisory board".
    18    2. The board shall be comprised of twelve members, to be appointed  as
    19  follows:  four members to be appointed by the governor, three members to
    20  be appointed by the temporary president of the senate, three members  to
    21  be  appointed by the speaker of the assembly, one member to be appointed
    22  by the minority leader of the senate, and one member to be appointed  by
    23  the minority leader of the assembly.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 9648--A                          2
     1    3. All members appointed to the board shall be individuals who identi-
     2  fy  as LGBTQ+. No individual shall be appointed as a board member who is
     3  a member of the New York state legislature, a  statewide  elected  offi-
     4  cial,  a  commissioner of an executive agency appointed by the governor,
     5  or  a  state officer or employee or a legislative employee as defined in
     6  section seventy-three of the public officers law.
     7    4. The initial appointment of board members  pursuant  to  subdivision
     8  two  of  this section shall be staggered as follows: three members for a
     9  term of one year, three members for a term of two years,  three  members
    10  for  a  term of three years, and three members for a term of four years.
    11  After the initial staggering of  terms,  such  board  members  shall  be
    12  appointed  for  a  term  of four years. No such board member shall serve
    13  more than two consecutive four-year terms. The  remainder  of  any  such
    14  term  to  which  a board member is appointed to fill a vacancy shall not
    15  constitute a term in determining such  board  member's  eligibility  for
    16  reappointment.
    17    5.  Vacancies  in  the membership of the commission shall be filled in
    18  the same manner provided for original appointments.   All board  members
    19  may be reappointed.
    20    6.  Board members shall receive no compensation for their services but
    21  shall be allowed their actual and necessary  expenses  incurred  in  the
    22  performance of their duties.
    23    7.  To  effectuate the purposes of this section, the board may request
    24  from any department, board, bureau, commission or other  agency  of  the
    25  state,  and  the  same  are  authorized to provide, such cooperation and
    26  assistance, services and data as will enable the board to properly carry
    27  out its functions pursuant to this section.
    28    § 959-b. Powers and duties. The board shall have the powers and duties
    29  to:
    30    1. Advise the governor regarding the development of economic,  profes-
    31  sional,  cultural,  and educational links between New York state and the
    32  LGBTQ+ community in New York state and advise state agencies in develop-
    33  ing policies designed to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community  in  New
    34  York state.
    35    2. Undertake studies, conduct research, and prepare factual reports to
    36  gather  information  to  formulate  and  present  recommendations to the
    37  governor relating to issues of concern  and  importance  to  the  LGBTQ+
    38  community in New York state.
    39    3.  Advise the governor as needed regarding any statutory, regulatory,
    40  or other issues of importance to the LGBTQ+ community in New York state.
    41    4. Work with state  agencies  to  develop  potential  legislation  and
    42  regulatory  changes  relating to issues of concern and importance to the
    43  LGBTQ+ community in New York state.
    44    5. Submit an annual report to the governor, the temporary president of
    45  the senate, and the speaker of the assembly detailing the actions of the
    46  board, and any recommendations of the board to address issues of concern
    47  and importance to the LGBTQ+ community in New York state.
    48    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    49  it shall have become a law.
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