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A02619 Summary:

BILL NOA02619A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07215
 
SPONSORBarron
 
COSPNSRPretlow, Dickens, Aubry, Walker, Williams, Richardson, Solages, Pichardo, Rodriguez, Peoples-Stokes, Cook, Rivera J, De La Rosa, Perry, Vanel, Hyndman, Cahill, Jean-Pierre, Bichotte Hermelyn, Taylor, Dilan, Darling, Joyner, Benedetto, Epstein, Reyes, Frontus, Simon, Ramos, Fernandez, Cruz, Nolan, O'Donnell, Zinerman, Jackson, Forrest, Burgos, Anderson, Gonzalez-Rojas
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
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.
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A02619 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2619A
 
SPONSOR: Barron
  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 African-Ameri- cans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans and to make determinations regarding compensation; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill establishes the New York state community commission on repara- tions remedies   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill states the name of the act. Section two if the bill is the legislative intent. Section three of the bill establishes the purpose and duties of the commission. Section four outlines the appointment and qualifications of the commis- sion members and commission's meeting requirements. Section five of the bill outlines the power of the commission. Section six outlines the date on which the commission shall end. Section seven is the effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION: Changes have been made to the membership composition as well as the commission's duties and powers. The appropriation language has been removed from the prior version of the bill.   JUSTIFICATION: To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhu- manity of slavery in the City of New York and the State of New York.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-2020: A.3080-A (Barron) - Reported to Ways and Means 2017-2018: A.7274-A (Barron) - Reported to Ways and Means   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed 90 days after the New York state community commission to study reparations remedies submits its report to the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority leaders of the senate and the assembly and the governor as provided in subdivision c of section three of this act; provided that, the chair of the New York state community commission to study reparations remedies shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the submission of its report as provided in subdivision c of section three of this act in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effecting the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.
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