A03620 Summary:

BILL NOA03620
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05971
 
SPONSORHunter
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §701, N-PC L
 
Requires not-for-profit corporations have a board of directors which reflects the ethnic demographics of the communities that they serve to be able to receive state funds.
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A03620 Actions:

BILL NOA03620
 
01/28/2021referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
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A03620 Committee Votes:

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A03620 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A03620 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3620
 
SPONSOR: Hunter
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, in relation to requiring certain not-for-profit corporations have a board of directors which reflects the ethnic demographics of the communities that they serve   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require non-profits that receive funding from the state to have boards that reflect the ethnic makeup of the communities that they serve.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Non-profit shall not accept state funds unless the board of directors consists of directors which reflect the ethnic demographics of the communities that that non-profit serves. Section 2: Effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: By receiving state funds, non-profits are entrusted to fulfill a vital duty for the communities that they serve in. In order to fully under- stand the needs of those communities and remain accountable to them, it would assist in the execution of those duties if the boards of non-pro- fits accepting state funds were demographically similar to those commu- nities. By having boards that are as ethnically diverse as the communi- ties they serve in, they may be better able to relate to shared experiences of those communities and better identify problems and solutions that are within their scope of service to address. As data bears out that ethnically diverse police departments provide better service to ethnically diverse communities, the same may be true for non-profits that use public resources.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2020: A.10929   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: There is no fiscal impact to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become law.
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A03620 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3620
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 28, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. HUNTER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  not-for-profit  corporation law, in relation to
          requiring certain not-for-profit corporations have a board  of  direc-
          tors  which  reflects  the ethnic demographics of the communities that
          they serve

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  701  of  the  not-for-profit  corporation law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
     3    (c) No corporation shall accept state funds unless the board of direc-
     4  tors of such corporation consists of directors which reflect the  ethnic
     5  demographics of the communities that such corporation serves.
     6    §  2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
     7  law.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05963-01-1
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A03620 LFIN:

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A03620 Chamber Video/Transcript:

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