ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 536 of 2008
37.135 Office of Asian Pacific American affairs; duties.Sec. 15.
The office shall do all of the following:
(a) Provide the commission with information concerning the problems of Asian Pacific Americans and implement commission policy.
(b) Conduct studies and recommend solutions to the problems of Asian Pacific Americans in the areas of education, employment, civil rights, health, housing, senior citizens, mental health, social service, commerce, and other related areas.
(c) Recommend to federal, state, and local governmental departments and agencies the creation of services and facilities as the commission considers appropriate.
(d) Serve as a reporting agency for the collection and distribution of information on Asian Pacific American affairs.
(e) Apply for and accept grants and gifts from governmental and private sources.
(f) Request the services of all state and local governmental departments and agencies to assure that Asian Pacific Americans have access to decision-making bodies, the policies of which affect Asian Pacific Americans in this state.
(g) Cooperate with departments and agencies to aid in effectuating the purposes of this act.
(h) Review the performance of state departments and agencies regarding the hiring and promotion of Asian Pacific Americans by state departments and agencies and the provision of services to Asian Pacific Americans by state departments and agencies.
(i) Review the curriculum, programs, and policies of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational institutions of this state regarding Asian Pacific Americans and the admissions programs and policies of postsecondary educational institutions of this state regarding Asian Pacific Americans.
(j) Submit a full written report of its activities and recommendations each year to the governor, legislature, and various Asian Pacific American communities throughout this state.
History: 2008, Act 536, Imd. Eff. Jan. 13, 2009
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