senate Bill S1646

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Clarifies the scope of protections against discrimination on the basis of disability

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 11, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

S1646 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A60
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง292 & 296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1922, A574

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

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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