senate Bill S1204

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status -

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.


view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 09, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

S1204 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง292 & 296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1646, A60
2009-2010: S1922, A574

S1204 - 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.

S1204 - Sponsor Memo

S1204 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

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


  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:

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


Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.