senate Bill S1287

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Waives state's sovereign immunity to liability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 06, 2011 referred to codes

S1287 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง16, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1518

S1287 - Summary

Waives the state's sovereign immunity to liability for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; also waives the immunity of all instrumentalities and political subdivisions of the state.

S1287 - Sponsor Memo

S1287 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1287

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to waiving the state's
  sovereign immunity to claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  of 1990

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

  Section  1. The civil rights law is amended by adding a new section 16
to read as follows:
  S 16. WAIVER OF STATE IMMUNITY; AMERICANS  WITH  DISABILITIES  ACT  OF
1990.  THE STATE HEREBY WAIVES ITS SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY WITH REGARD TO ALL
CLAIMS, ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THE  AMERICANS  WITH
DISABILITIES  ACT  OF 1990 (P.L. 101-336, AS AMENDED). THE PROVISIONS OF
SUCH ACT SHALL APPLY TO THE STATE, AND ANY INSTRUMENTALITY OR  POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION THEREOF.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law and shall be deemed to have been  in  full  force  and
effect on and after February 21, 2001.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01127-01-1

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