senate Bill S3325

Requires state and municipal entities that collect demographic data on the ancestry or origins of state residents to utilize a separate collection and tabulation category

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  • 31 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

Summary

Requires state and municipal agencies, authorities, boards and commissions that collect demographic data as to the ancestry or origins of state residents to utilize a separate collection and tabulation category entitled "Asian or Pacific Islander" for the purpose of identifying persons having origins in any of the Far East countries, South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3325
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง170-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2767
2009-2010: S7665

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BILL NUMBER:S3325

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
requiring state and municipal agencies, authorities, boards and
commissions that collect demographic data as to the ancestry or
origins of state residents to utilize a separate collection and
tabulation category entitled "Asian or Pacific Islander" for the
purpose of identifying persons having origins in any of the Far East
countries, South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific
Islands

PURPOSE: To amend the executive law, in relation to requiring state
and municipal agencies, authorities, boards and commissions that
collect demographic data as to the ancestry or origins of state
residents to utilize a separate collection and tabulation category
entitled "Asian or Pacific Islander" for the purpose of identifying
persons having origins in any of the Far East countries, South East
Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands.

JUSTIFICATION: Oftentimes, agencies omit the Asian or Pacific
Islander category when collecting demographics, and are often
categorized instead as "Others". Since Asian or Pacific Islanders
constitute approximately 7 percent of the State's population and
approximately 13 percent of New York City's population, it is
difficult to determine whether or not such agencies are identifying
the needs of this specific racial demographic, and when categorized as
"Others", their needs are left unmet.

For example, in the New York State Department of Health's "The Impact
of Oral Disease" report from December 2006, Table VI, titled
"Percentage of People who Had Their Teeth Cleaned within the Past Year
Aged 18 and Older", Asians are not categorized in the ethnicities, and
are therefore listed as "Other". Additionally, in the New York State
Division of Criminal Justice Services' 200$ report on Domestic
Homicide in New York State neglected to categorize the victimized
Asian population.

This bill only affects agencies that presently already collect
demographic data.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Senate 2009-10: 8.7665 - Referred to Finance
Assembly 2009-10: A.9973 (Meng) Referred to Governmental Operations

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3325

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  requiring  state  and
  municipal  agencies,  authorities, boards and commissions that collect
  demographic data as to the ancestry or origins of state  residents  to
  utilize  a separate collection and tabulation category entitled "Asian
  or Pacific Islander" for the purpose  of  identifying  persons  having
  origins  in any of the Far East countries, South East Asia, the Indian
  subcontinent or the Pacific Islands

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 170-c
to read as follows:
  S 170-C. RACIAL REFERENCES UTILIZED IN THE COLLECTION  OF  DEMOGRAPHIC
DATA. ANY STATE OR MUNICIPAL AGENCY, AUTHORITY, BOARD OR COMMISSION THAT
COLLECTS  DEMOGRAPHIC  DATA AS TO THE ANCESTRY OR ORIGINS OF STATE RESI-
DENTS SHALL UTILIZE IN SUCH COLLECTION, AND IN ALL FORMS AND OTHER WRIT-
TEN AND ELECTRONIC MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH COLLECTION, A SEPARATE
COLLECTION AND TABULATION CATEGORY ENTITLED "ASIAN OR PACIFIC  ISLANDER"
FOR  THE PURPOSE OF IDENTIFYING PERSONS HAVING ORIGINS IN ANY OF THE FAR
EAST COUNTRIES, SOUTH EAST ASIA, THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT OR THE  PACIFIC
ISLANDS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06463-01-3

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