senate Bill S4317

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A5788 -


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 29, 2014 approval memo.29
signed chap.536
Dec 17, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.674
substituted for s4317
May 19, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 08, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.271
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
substitution reconsidered
Jun 04, 2013 3rd reading cal.315
substituted for s4317
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a5788
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.674
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
restored to third reading
substitution reconsidered
Jun 04, 2013 substituted by a5788
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.315
Mar 21, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 13, 2014 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S4317
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 13, 2014

Apr 16, 2013 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S4317
9
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committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Apr 16, 2013

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S4317 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5788
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, rpld §292 subs 32 & 33, Exec L; amd §47-b, Civ Rts L; amd §108, Ag & Mkts L; amd §147, Transp L; amd §223-b, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5495B, A6816B

S4317 - Summary

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

S4317 - Sponsor Memo

S4317 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4317

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2013
                               ___________

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. 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.
  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:
  3.  [Persons  qualified  to train dogs] A PERSON ENGAGED IN TRAINING A
DOG to [aid and] guide OR OTHERWISE AID persons with a disability, while
engaged in such training activities, AND A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY  FOR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09655-01-3

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