Town of Babylon, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Babylon 3-28-1995 by L.L. No. 8-1995.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 78, Anti-Bias Task Force, adopted 2-7-1995 by L.L. No. 3-1995.

§ 78-1 Title.

This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Anti-Bias Task Force."

§ 78-2 Purpose.

The Anti-Bias Task Force shall identify and respond to all forms of bias through a program of education, legislative activism and cultural initiates that promote both the diversity and unity of the people within the Town of Babylon.

§ 78-3 Establishment; membership.

[Amended 3-18-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997; 2-18-2014 by L.L. No. 1-2014]
A. 
An Anti-Bias Task Force is hereby established which shall consist of five members. All members of the Anti-Bias Task Force shall be appointed and serve at the pleasure of the Town Board. A Chairperson shall be appointed by the Town Board from among the members appointed to the Task Force. A vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. All members of the Anti-Bias Task Force shall serve without compensation.
B. 
The Anti-Bias Task Force shall meet quarterly and as otherwise necessary. Meetings shall be at the call of the Chairperson or on the written request of any two members. All decisions of the Anti-Bias Task Force shall be by majority vote of members present at a given meeting.
C. 
The Town Board shall retain final authority and jurisdiction over all matters involving appropriations, legislation and policy for the Town of Babylon.

§ 78-4 Title.

This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Hispanic/Latino Advisory Committee."

§ 78-5 Purpose.

A. 
The Hispanic/Latino Advisory Committee will monitor and evaluate the conduct and implementation of Town programs pertaining to Hispanic/Latino groups. It will provide consultation and technical assistance to the Town on the establishment and maintenance of positive relationships with the Hispanic/Latino communities and leaders. It will advise and assist the Town Supervisor on issues affecting the Hispanic/Latino communities. It will investigate and, where possible, resolve complaints of discrimination.
B. 
The Hispanic/Latino Advisory Committee will research and investigate problems peculiar to Hispanic/Latino residents in the Town. It will make a formal report directly to the Supervisor at six-month intervals. The Committee will function under the general direction of the Deputy Supervisor for Minority Affairs.

§ 78-6 Establishment; membership.

A. 
A Hispanic/Latino Advisory Committee is hereby established which shall consist of nine members. All members of the Hispanic/Latino Advisory Committee shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Supervisor. A Chairperson shall be appointed by the Supervisor from among the members appointed to the Committee. A vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. All members of the Hispanic/Latino Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation.
B. 
Meetings shall be at the call of the Chairperson or on the written request of any two members. Notice of all meetings shall be in writing and sent to each member by regular first class mail at least seven days prior to such meeting. Five members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All decisions of the Hispanic/Latino Advisory Committee shall be by majority vote of members present at a given meeting.
C. 
The Town Board shall retain final authority and jurisdiction over all matters involving appropriations, legislation and policy for the Town of Babylon.