senate Bill S7503

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the collection of certain demographic information by certain state agencies, boards and commissions

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May 30, 2012 referred to finance


S7503 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง170-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S2348, A1186
2015-2016: S3185, A2430
2017-2018: A7352
2019-2020: A677
2021-2022: A6896

S7503 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the collection of certain demographic information by certain state agencies, boards and commissions.

S7503 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7503 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 30, 2012

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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  the
  collection  of  certain demographic information by certain state agen-
  cies, boards and commissions


  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares the following:
  (a) Asian Americans as well as  Native  Hawaiians  and  other  Pacific
Islanders  are  an  incredibly diverse group. Due to this diversity, the
United States Office  of  Management  and  Budget's  Statistical  Policy
Directive No. 15, entitled Race and Ethnic Standards for Federal Statis-
tics  and  Administrative  Reporting,  separated  the "Asian and Pacific
Islander" category into two distinct and separate categories, now called
"Asians" and "Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders,"  and  these
two distinct categories were used in the 2000 United States Census.  The
United  States  Census  Bureau  currently  reports data for more than 20
different ethnicities within these two categories.
  (b) While Asian Americans as well as Native Hawaiians and other Pacif-
ic Islanders are often misrepresented as a homogeneous group,  they  are
an  extremely  diverse  group,  with  ethnicities from over 30 different
countries. Although Asian American as well as Native Hawaiian and  other
Pacific  Islander  communities  in  this  state  share  geographical and
cultural commonalities, they  also  experience  diverse  social,  educa-
tional,  health,  and  economic  differences  that  are  unique to their
respective communities.
  (c) Existing state law requires state demographic data to be collected
for Asian and some Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander  ethnic  groups.
However,  additional  ethnic groups reported by the United States Census
Bureau are not included that reflect changing  demographics  and  intra-
state  migration  patterns.  Most  state  agencies  are currently not in
compliance with existing state law or have not made the  collected  data
accessible.  Data should be updated on a regular basis and made accessi-

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


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