Bill Status of HR1011 99th General Assembly
Short Description: STUDY REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford - Mary E. Flowers - Litesa E. Wallace - Monique D. Davis - Camille Y. Lilly and Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
| 6/30/2016||House||Resolution Adopted as Amended|
Synopsis As Introduced
Requests President Obama to commission a study to detail the economic impact of the slave trade and the use of slave labor; and how Emancipation, while freeing them of their literal bonds, and ending an immoral practice, did not guarantee equality in education, employment, housing, and access to quality affordable health care; that this study also include an analysis for how reparations for past harms have benefited the ethnic groups that have received them during the course of American history; and a proposal for reparations to the descendants of slaves in America, and how those reparations can help overcome obstacles that still exist today in education, employment, housing, health care, and justice.
House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds language that states that the proposed study regarding the economic and social costs of slavery should only include a proposal for reparations to the descendants of slaves in America if such a proposal is recommended in the study itself.