senate Bill S3866

Defines a "three-unit service dog team" and grants rights and privileges to such teams

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  • 25 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.578
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.430
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS

Summary

Defines a "three-unit service dog team" and grants rights and privileges to such teams.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7958
Versions:
S3866
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง47-b, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7762, S7762

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3866

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil rights law, in relation to
defining a "three-unit service dog team" and granting rights and
privileges to such teams

PURPOSE: This bill will allow individuals who are trained to handle
and/or maintaining the training of the service dogs as part of a three
unit service team to have the same rights and privileges under article
4-B of the civil rights law as a person with a disability.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Provides that person who are part of a three. unit service
dog team, while engaged in continuing training and/or handling of the
service dog on behalf of a person with a disability, will have the
same right and privileges as a person with disability. under Article
4-B of the civil rights law.

Three unit service dog team is defined as a team consisting of a
person with a disability, a trained service dog and a person over the
age of eighteen who has been trained to handle a service dog.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill will ensure that individuals who are engaged
in continued training of a service dog for a person with a disability
will not be discriminated against.

The Federal Government recognized that the person with a disability
may not be the individual handling the service dog. In recognition of
this the Federal Government amended the ADA laws to reflect this. The
State of Virginia also recognized this issue and passed a law creating
the three-unit service team to ensure that individuals who are
handling a service dog on behalf of a person with a disability will
not be discriminated against. This bill will follow the Federal
Government and Virginia's lead on this important issue.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately.

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

                                  3866

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to defining a  "three-
  unit  service  dog  team"  and  granting rights and privileges to such
  teams

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

  Section 1. Section 47-b of the civil rights law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
  3-A.  PERSONS  WHO  ARE  PART  OF A THREE-UNIT SERVICE DOG TEAM, WHILE
ENGAGED IN CONTINUING TRAINING OF A SERVICE DOG,  SHALL  HAVE  THE  SAME
RIGHTS  AND  PRIVILEGES  SET FORTH FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY IN THIS
ARTICLE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE,  "THREE-UNIT  SERVICE  DOG  TEAM"
SHALL  MEAN  A  TEAM CONSISTING OF A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY, A TRAINED
SERVICE DOG, AND A PERSON OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN WHO HAS BEEN  TRAINED
TO HANDLE A SERVICE DOG.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05343-01-3

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