Relates to the membership of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 10568 IN ASSEMBLY June 6, 2012 ___________Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Peoples- Stokes) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to the membership of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor commission THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 41.05 of the parks, recre- ation and historic preservation law, as amended by chapter 49 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: The commission is hereby established as a not-for-profit corporation. The commission shall be governed by the not-for-profit corporation law except where such law conflicts with this article, in which case the provisions of this article shall govern. The commission shall consist of up to
[eleven]TWELVE voting members and seven non-voting ex-officio members. One member each shall be appointed by the governor, the tempo- rary president of the senate, and the speaker of the assembly. Other members shall include the mayor of the city of Buffalo, or his or her designee, a representative of museum studies at the state university of New York College at Buffalo, two representatives of the department of Afro-American studies at the state university of New York at Buffalo, a representative from the Monroe Fordham regional history center at the state university of New York College at Buffalo, and a representative from each board governing the J. Edward Nash House, THE MICHIGAN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, the Langston Hughes Institute, and the Colored Musicians Club. All appointments shall be residents of the city of Buffalo, but the commission has the authority to waive this requirement at its discretion. In addition, seven non-voting members shall serve ex-offi- cio: the secretary of state, the commissioners of the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation, environmental conservation, economic development and education, ONE MEMBER FROM THE CONGREGATION OF THE MICHIGAN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH OR THEIR DESIGNEE AND the president of the city of Buffalo's convention and visitor's bureau, or theirEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16117-02-2 A. 10568 2
[, and a representative of the Michigan Street Baptist Church]. Appointments to the commission shall be filed with the commissioner who shall convene the first meeting of the commission following the filing of a majority of the appointments. At the initial meeting, the members of the commission shall elect officers. S 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as chapter 49 of the laws of 2012, amending the parks, recreation and historic preservation law relating to membership of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor commission; and provided, further, that the amendments to section 41.05 of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed there- with.