Monday, May 10, 2010

Bill to create Arizona Commission of African-American Affairs signed into law

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – A bill creating the Arizona Commission of African-American Affairs sponsored by Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor was signed into law.

“This is a proud day for the African-American community in Arizona, which has a long-standing history of contributions to the state,” said Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor. “Making the Commission permanent ensures that the work of the Commission thus far will be continued long into the future.”
The African-American affairs commission was created in 2007 by Executive Order. Each year, the Commission holds African-American Legislative Days at the Capitol for the community to come together to discuss policy on education, economic development and health care.

SB 1174 enters the Commission into state law and requires the Commission to hold an annual African-American Legislative day on the second Thursday and Friday of February.

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