senate Bill S2767

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires state and municipal entities that collect demographic data on the ancestry or origins of state residents to utilize a separate collection and tabulation category

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Feb 01, 2011 referred to finance

S2767 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง170-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7665

S2767 - Bill Texts

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Requires state and municipal agencies, authorities, boards and commissions that collect demographic data as to the ancestry or origins of state residents to utilize a separate collection and tabulation category entitled "Asian or Pacific Islander" for the purpose of identifying persons having origins in any of the Far East countries, South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands.

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BILL NUMBER:S2767

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring state and municipal
agencies, authorities, boards and commissions that collect demographic
data as to the ancestry or origins of state residents to utilize a
separate collection and tabulation category entitled "Asian or Pacific
Islander" for the purpose of identifying persons having origins in any
of the Far East countries, South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent or
the Pacific Islands

PURPOSE:
To amend the executive law, in relation to requiring state
and municipal agencies, authorities, boards and commissions that
collect demographic data.as to the ancestry or origins of state
residents to utilize a separate collection and tabulation category
entitled "Asian or Pacific Islander" for the purpose of identifying
persons having origins in any of the Far East countries, South East
Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands.

JUSTIFICATION:
Oftentimes, agencies omit the Asian or Pacific Islander
category when collecting demographics, and are often categorized
instead as "Others". Since Asian or Pacific Islanders constitute
approximately 7 percent of the State's population and approximately
13 percent of New York City's population, it is difficult to
determine whether or not such agencies are identifying the needs of
this specific racial demographic, and when categorized as "Others",
their needs are left unmet.

For example, in the New York State Department of Health's "The Impact
of Oral Disease" report from December 2006, Table VI, titled
"Percentage of People who Had Their Teeth Cleaned within the Past
Year Aged 18 and Older", Asians are not categorized in the
ethnicities, and are therefore listed as "Other". Additionally, in
the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' 200$ report
on Domestic Homicide in New York State neglected to categorize the
victimized Asian population.

This bill only affects agencies that presently already collect
demographic data.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Senate
2009-10: S.7665 - Referred to Finance

Assembly.
2009-10: A.9973 (Meng) Referred to Governmental Operations

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  2767

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- 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  requiring  state  and
  municipal  agencies,  authorities, boards and commissions that collect
  demographic data as to the ancestry or origins of state  residents  to
  utilize  a separate collection and tabulation category entitled "Asian
  or Pacific Islander" for the purpose  of  identifying  persons  having
  origins  in any of the Far East countries, South East Asia, the Indian
  subcontinent or the Pacific Islands

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

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 170-c
to read as follows:
  S 170-C. RACIAL REFERENCES UTILIZED IN THE COLLECTION  OF  DEMOGRAPHIC
DATA. ANY STATE OR MUNICIPAL AGENCY, AUTHORITY, BOARD OR COMMISSION THAT
COLLECTS  DEMOGRAPHIC  DATA AS TO THE ANCESTRY OR ORIGINS OF STATE RESI-
DENTS SHALL UTILIZE IN SUCH COLLECTION, AND IN ALL FORMS AND OTHER WRIT-
TEN AND ELECTRONIC MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH COLLECTION, A SEPARATE
COLLECTION AND TABULATION CATEGORY ENTITLED "ASIAN OR PACIFIC  ISLANDER"
FOR  THE PURPOSE OF IDENTIFYING PERSONS HAVING ORIGINS IN ANY OF THE FAR
EAST COUNTRIES, SOUTH EAST ASIA, THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT OR THE  PACIFIC
ISLANDS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05513-01-1

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