senate Bill S1288

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires ATMs to use both audio and visual systems of relaying messages to its customers

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

S1288 - Details

Law Section:
Banking Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-D ยงยง90-a - 90-c, Bank L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1519

S1288 - Summary

Requires ATMs to use both audio and visual system of relaying messages to its customers; provides that this provision would enable those individuals that are visually impaired to access ATMs without the assistance of another person; requires the audio system to convey substantially the same information as the visual; provides for rules and regulations to be promulgated by the superintendent of banks.

S1288 - Sponsor Memo

S1288 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1288

                       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 Banks

AN ACT to amend the banking law, in relation to making  ATMs  accessible
  to the visually impaired

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

  Section 1. The banking law is amended by adding a new article  2-D  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE II-D
                  AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 90-A. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        90-B. DEFINITIONS.
        90-C. AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE REQUIREMENTS.
  S 90-A. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT AS TECHNOLOGY
INCREASES, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE RELY ON AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES (ATMS)
AS A METHOD FOR DOING DAILY BANKING TASKS. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS
THAT  WHILE SOME ATMS CURRENTLY HAVE BRAILLE LABELS INDICATING THE FUNC-
TIONS OF SOME BUTTONS, MOST MACHINES DO NOT HAVE ANY  NON-VISUAL  METHOD
FOR  READING  OR  RELAYING  THE  SEQUENCE OF MESSAGES THAT APPEAR ON THE
SCREEN. THE LEGISLATURE THEREFORE  DECLARES  THAT  IT  IS  NECESSARY  TO
ENSURE  THAT  ALL  INDIVIDUALS HAVE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO ACCESS THESE
MACHINES.
  S 90-B. DEFINITIONS. 1.   "AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE"  SHALL  HAVE  THE
SAME MEANING AS IS DEFINED IN SECTION SEVENTY-FIVE-B OF THIS CHAPTER.
  2.  "BANKING INSTITUTION" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IS DEFINED IN
SECTION SEVENTY-FIVE-B OF THIS CHAPTER.
  3. "VISUAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM" SHALL  MEAN  THE  GRAPHIC  DISPLAY  OF
INFORMATION BY AN AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE.
  4.  "AUDIO  TRANSMISSION SYSTEM" SHALL MEAN A SYSTEM THAT RECITES WITH
SONIC CLARITY SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME INFORMATION THAT IS CONVEYED  BY  A
VISUAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01128-01-1

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