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NY - S7583 Establishes the New York state women's suffrage 100th anniversary commemoration commission and provides for its powers and duties

  • Last action:  Referred to finance (May 15, 2014)
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  • Summary as Introduced

    BILL NUMBER:S7583

    TITLE OF BILL: An act to create a temporary New York state women's suffrage 100th anniversary commemoration commission, and providing for its powers and duties; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

    PURPOSE:

    Establishes the New York State Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission and provides for its posers and duties.

    SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

    Creates the new York State Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration and provides for the powers and duties of the commission. Provides that the Commission shall consist of 13 members including the Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Economic Development, the president of the League of Women Voters of New York State, the superintendent of the Women's Rights National Historical Park, the president of the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House, the director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, a member of the board of the New York Council for the Humanities and a member appointed by each: the Governor; the temporary president of the Senate; Speaker of the Assembly; minority leader of the Senate; and the minority leader of the Assembly.

    JUSTIFICATION:

    From Anne Hutchinson to Susan B. Anthony to Gloria Steinem, the women of New York State have powerfully shaped both our local and national histories. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York, a milestone moment for the state and the nation and a moment that continues to resonate to the present day. Equal opportunity is as important a topic today as it was when Susan B. Anthony was arrested in Rochester for attempting to vote.

    This commission will plan and execute an organized series of statewide conversations and programs that celebrate the accomplishment of women's suffrage and the central role of New Yorkers and New York State in this national and international milestone.

    LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

    New Bill.

    FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

    To be determined.

    EFFECTIVE DATE:

    This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2020.

  • On May 15, 2014 in the Senate
    Referred to finance
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