senate Bill S5618

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the rights of persons with disabilities in public places and places of public accommodation

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
May 29, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

S5618 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6371
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง47, 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

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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