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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to investigations and government operations|
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senate Bill S1646
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S1646 - Details
S1646 - Summary
Clarifies the scope of protections against discrimination on the basis of disability under the New York state human rights law in the areas of employment, public accommodations and government services to be consistent with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and the current policies and practices of the division of human rights.
S1646 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1646 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to clarifying the scope of protections against discrimination on the basis of disability in the area of government services PURPOSE: To clarify the scope of protections against discrimination on the basis of disability under the New York State Human Rights Law in the area of government services to be consistent with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and the current policies and practices of the Division of Human Rights. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one sets forth the legislature's intent to clarify the existing provisions of the Human Rights Law relative to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and current state policies and practices. Section two adds a new subdivision 31 to Sec. 292 of the Executive Law to define the term "public entity". Section three amends Sec. 296 of the executive law by adding two new subdivisions, 3-c and 3-d.
S1646 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1646 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2011 ___________ 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 executive law, in relation to clarifying the scope of protections against discrimination on the basis of disability in the area of government services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. With the enactment of chapter 988 of the laws of 1974, the legislature began to extend to people with disa- bilities guarantees that such individuals would not be discriminated against on the basis of their disability in employment, use of public accommodations and in a broad range of other areas and activities subject to the requirements of the human rights provisions of the execu- tive law. The federal Americans with Disabilities Act, enacted in 1990, has extended similar protections throughout the nation. While current state requirements are consistent with those adopted by the Congress in the Americans with Disabilities Act, the federal statute explicitly includes a number of requirements which are implicit in state law. The legislature adopts this measure to reiterate this state's commitment to assuring people with disabilities full access under state law to all of the rights and remedies to which they are entitled under the Americans with Disabilities Act, consistent with current policies and practices of the state division of human rights, and to continue New York's preemi- nent role as a leader in guaranteeing equal rights and opportunities to all of its citizens. S 2. Section 292 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 35 to read as follows: 35. THE TERM "PUBLIC ENTITY" MEANS THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVI- SION THEREOF AND ANY DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT OR OTHER INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01081-01-1
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