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2015 Senate Bill 90: Create African-American Affairs Commission
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on February 10, 2015
To create an "Office of African-American Affairs" in the state Department of Civil Rights, and a government African-American Affairs Commission consisting of 15 political appointees who have "a particular interest or expertise in African-American concerns," with the mission of developing “a unified policy and plan of action to serve the needs of African-Americans in this state”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on February 10, 2015
Reported in the Senate on July 16, 2015
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate on January 14, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To create an "Office of African-American Affairs" in the state Department of Civil Rights, and a government African-American Affairs Commission consisting of 15 political appointees who have "a particular interest or expertise in African-American concerns," with the mission of developing “a unified policy and plan of action to serve the needs of African-Americans in this state”.

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