|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|May 29, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S5618
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5618 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Civil Rights Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §47, Civ Rts L
S5618 - Summary
Relates to the rights of persons with disabilities in public places and places of public accommodation; provides that guide, hearing and service dogs are allowed to accompany a disabled person in all public places and places of public accommodation.
S5618 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5618 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil rights law, in relation to the rights of persons with disabilities in public places and places of public accommodation PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would allow a person or child with a recognized disability to bring their certified service dog into all public entities, public places of accommodations, public transportation, and other places where the general public is invited. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would add five new subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 to subdivision 2 of section 47 of the civil rights law. JUSTIFICATION: This bill would ensure that children and people with recognized disabilities, in which trained service dogs are assets, are not barred from using these public resources. PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None. FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None. EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
S5618 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5618 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 29, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- 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 civil rights law, in relation to the rights of persons with disabilities in public places and places of public accom- modation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 47 of the civil rights law is renumbered subdivision 7 and five new subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are added to read as follows: 2. A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY HAS THE SAME RIGHTS AS OTHER PERSONS TO THE FULL AND FREE USE OF THE STREETS, HIGHWAYS, SIDEWALKS, WALKWAYS, PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PUBLIC FACILITIES, AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES. 3. A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY IS ENTITLED TO FULL AND EQUAL ACCOMMO- DATIONS, ADVANTAGES, FACILITIES, AND PRIVILEGES OF ALL COMMON CARRIERS, AIRPLANES, MOTOR VEHICLES, RAILROAD TRAINS, MOTOR BUSES, STREETCARS, SUBWAYS, BOATS OR ANY OTHER PUBLIC CONVEYANCES OR MODES OF TRANSPORTA- TION, RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, LODGING PLACES, PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMO- DATION, AMUSEMENT OR RESORT, PUBLIC ENTITIES INCLUDING SCHOOLS, AND OTHER PLACES TO WHICH THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS INVITED SUBJECT ONLY TO THE CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS ESTABLISHED BY LAW AND APPLICABLE ALIKE TO ALL PERSONS. 4. EACH TOWN, CITY OR COUNTY, INDIVIDUALLY OR THROUGH TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT COMMISSIONS, SHALL ENSURE THAT PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES HAVE ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION BY EITHER (I) USE OF THE SAME TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES OR CARRIERS AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR (II) PROVISION OF PARATRANSIT OR SPECIAL TRANSPOR- TATION SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OR (III) BOTH. ALL PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE JURISDICTION'S SERVICE AREA WHO, BY REASON OF THEIR DISABILITIES, ARE UNABLE TO USE THE SERVICE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07193-01-3
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