senate Bill S5495B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to service animals, guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs; repealer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2012 print number 5495b
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jun 15, 2012 print number 5495a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 07, 2011 1st report cal.1122
May 25, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Jun 7, 2011 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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Committee Vote: Jun 7, 2011

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S5495 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6816B
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, rpld §292 sub 33, Exec L; amd §47-b, Civ Rts L; amd §108, Ag & Mkts L; amd §147, Transp L; amd §223-b, Pub Hous L

S5495 - Summary

Relates to service animals, guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs.

S5495 - Sponsor Memo

S5495 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5495

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Investigations  and
  Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the civil rights law, the agriculture
  and markets law, the transportation law and the public housing law, in
  relation to service animals, guide dogs, hearing dogs or service dogs;
  and to repeal certain provisions of the executive law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 33 of section  292  of  the  executive  law  is
REPEALED and subdivisions 31 and 32, as added by chapter 133 of the laws
of 2007, are amended to read as follows:
  31.  The  term  ["guide  dog"  means  any dog that is trained to aid a
person who is blind by a recognized guide dog training center or profes-
sional guide dog  trainer,  and  is  actually  used  for  such  purpose]
"SERVICE  ANIMAL"  MEANS  ANY ANIMAL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY
GUIDE, HEARING, OR SERVICE DOG, INDIVIDUALLY TRAINED TO DO  WORK  OR  TO
PERFORM TASKS FOR THE BENEFIT OF AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY.
  32. The term "GUIDE DOG", "hearing dog" [means any dog that is trained
to  aid  a  person with a hearing impairment by a recognized hearing dog
training center or professional hearing dog  trainer,  and  is  actually
used  for  such purpose] OR "SERVICE DOG" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS
THOSE TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION FORTY-SEVEN-B  OF
THE CIVIL RIGHTS LAW.
  S 2. Subdivision 14 of section 296 of the executive law, as amended by
chapter 133 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  14.  It  shall  be  an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person
engaged in any activity covered by this section to discriminate  against
a  blind  person, a hearing impaired person or a person with [a] ANOTHER
disability on the basis of his or her use of a guide dog, hearing dog or
service dog.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10337-02-1

S5495A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6816B
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, rpld §292 sub 33, Exec L; amd §47-b, Civ Rts L; amd §108, Ag & Mkts L; amd §147, Transp L; amd §223-b, Pub Hous L

S5495A - Summary

Relates to service animals, guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs.

S5495A - Sponsor Memo

S5495A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5495--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Investigations  and
  Government  Operations  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the civil rights law, the agriculture
  and markets law, the transportation law and the public housing law, in
  relation to service animals, guide dogs, hearing dogs or service dogs;
  and to repeal certain provisions of the executive law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  33  of  section  292 of the executive law is
REPEALED and subdivision 31, as added by chapter  133  of  the  laws  of
2007, is amended to read as follows:
  31.  The  term  "guide  dog"  [means  any dog that is trained to aid a
person who is blind by a recognized guide dog training center or profes-
sional guide dog trainer, and is actually used for such purpose], "HEAR-
ING DOG" OR "SERVICE DOG" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS THOSE TERMS ARE
DEFINED IN SECTION FORTY-SEVEN-B OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LAW.
  S 2. Subdivision 14 of section 296 of the executive law, as amended by
chapter 133 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  14. It shall be an unlawful discriminatory  practice  for  any  person
engaged  in any activity covered by this section to discriminate against
a blind person, a hearing impaired person or a person with  [a]  ANOTHER
disability on the basis of his or her use of a guide dog, hearing dog or
service dog.
  S  3. Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 47-b of the civil rights law, as
amended by chapter 404 of the laws of 1986, are amended and a new subdi-
vision 7 is added to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10337-06-2

S5495B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6816B
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, rpld §292 sub 33, Exec L; amd §47-b, Civ Rts L; amd §108, Ag & Mkts L; amd §147, Transp L; amd §223-b, Pub Hous L

S5495B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to service animals, guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs.

S5495B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5495B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5495--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Investigations  and
  Government  Operations  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the civil rights law, the agriculture
  and markets law, the transportation law and the public housing law, in
  relation to service animals, guide dogs, hearing dogs or service dogs;
  and to repeal certain provisions of the executive law relating thereto

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions 32 and 33 of section 292 of the executive law
are REPEALED and subdivision 31, as added by chapter 133 of the laws  of
2007, is amended to read as follows:
  31.  The  term  "guide  dog"  [means  any dog that is trained to aid a
person who is blind by a recognized guide dog training center or profes-
sional guide dog trainer, and is actually used for such purpose], "HEAR-
ING DOG" OR "SERVICE DOG" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS THOSE TERMS ARE
DEFINED IN SECTION FORTY-SEVEN-B OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LAW.
  S 2. Subdivision 14 of section 296 of the executive law, as amended by
chapter 133 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  14. It shall be an unlawful discriminatory  practice  for  any  person
engaged  in any activity covered by this section to discriminate against
a blind person, a hearing impaired person or a person with  [a]  ANOTHER
disability on the basis of his or her use of a guide dog, hearing dog or
service dog.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10337-07-2

S. 5495--B                          2

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