senate Bill S2274

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the "access to public services for non-English speakers act"

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 18, 2010 amended on third reading 2274a
Feb 23, 2010 advanced to third reading
Feb 22, 2010 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2010 1st report cal.112
Jan 06, 2010 referred to finance
Feb 17, 2009 referred to finance

Votes

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Feb 9, 2010 - Finance committee Vote

S2274
19
8
committee
19
Aye
8
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S2274 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14-A §§280 - 282, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1733
2013-2014: S3213
2015-2016: S1065
2017-2018: S3281
2019-2020: S4852
2021-2022: S5224

S2274 - Summary

Enacts the "Access to Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act"; requires state agencies to take reasonable steps to provide equal access to services through oral language services or translating documents for persons with limited English proficiency.

S2274 - Sponsor Memo

S2274 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2274

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 17, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  DIAZ,  DUANE, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER,
  MONSERRATE, ONORATO, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SCHNEIDERMAN,  SERRANO  --  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  establishing  the
  "access to public services for non-English speakers act"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be  known  as  the  "Access  to
Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings and purpose. The legislature hereby finds
and declares that:
  1. thousands of residents cannot access the public  services  provided
by  state  departments, agencies and programs because of their inability
or limited ability to speak, understand or read  the  English  language;
and
  2.  non-English  speakers  must  have  access to these important state
programs.
  The purpose of this act is to provide individuals with limited English
proficiency equal access to state departments, agencies and programs.
  S 3. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 14-A to read
as follows:
                              ARTICLE 14-A
         ACCESS TO PUBLIC SERVICES FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS ACT
SECTION 280. DEFINITIONS.
        281. LANGUAGE ACCESS REQUIRED.
        282. SCHEDULE IMPLEMENTATION.
  S 280. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING  WORDS
SHALL MEAN THE FOLLOWING:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02321-01-9

S. 2274                             2

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S2274A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14-A §§280 - 282, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1733
2013-2014: S3213
2015-2016: S1065
2017-2018: S3281
2019-2020: S4852
2021-2022: S5224

S2274A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Access to Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act"; requires state agencies to take reasonable steps to provide equal access to services through oral language services or translating documents for persons with limited English proficiency.

S2274A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2274A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2274--A
    Cal. No. 112

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 17, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  DIAZ,  DUANE, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER,
  ONORATO, SAMPSON, SAVINO,  SCHNEIDERMAN,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Finance -- recommitted to the  Committee  on  Finance  in
  accordance  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said
  committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the executive  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
  "access to public services for non-English speakers act"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be  known  as  the  "Access  to
Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings and purpose. The legislature hereby finds
and declares that:
  1. thousands of residents cannot access the public  services  provided
by  state  departments, agencies and programs because of their inability
or limited ability to speak, understand or read  the  English  language;
and
  2.  non-English  speakers  must  have  access to these important state
programs.
  The purpose of this act is to provide individuals with limited English
proficiency equal access to state departments, agencies and programs.
  S 3. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 14-A to read
as follows:
                              ARTICLE 14-A
         ACCESS TO PUBLIC SERVICES FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS ACT
SECTION 280. DEFINITIONS.
        281. LANGUAGE ACCESS REQUIRED.
        282. SCHEDULE IMPLEMENTATION.

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

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