senate Bill S6846A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the office of temporary and disability assistance to require any new signage relating to accessibility be updated and changed

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 25, 2014 signed chap.190
Jul 24, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.613
substituted for s6846a
Jun 17, 2014 substituted by a9934a
Jun 02, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 6846a
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.613
Mar 19, 2014 referred to social services

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May 13, 2014 - Social Services committee Vote

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Committee Vote: May 13, 2014

Bill Amendments

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S6846 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9934A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §101, Exec L; amd §375, V & T L

S6846 - Summary

Requires the office of temporary and disability assistance to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to remove the word handicapped from any signs or means of communication where such word appears; further requires that anywhere where it is required that the current universal symbol of access of figure in a wheelchair appear that such signage instead depict a logo with a dynamic character leaning forward with a sense of movement; applies only to new signs.

S6846 - Sponsor Memo

S6846 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6846

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law and the vehicle and traffic law,
  in relation to certain signs relating to accessibility

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Section 20 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE SHALL  PROMULGATE
ANY  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  NECESSARY TO REMOVE THE WORD "HANDICAPPED"
FROM ANY SIGNS OR MEANS OF COMMUNICATION WHERE SUCH WORD  APPEARS.  SUCH
OFFICE SHALL FURTHER REQUIRE THAT ANYWHERE WHERE IT IS REQUIRED THAT THE
CURRENT UNIVERSAL SYMBOL OF ACCESS OF FIGURE IN A WHEELCHAIR APPEAR THAT
SUCH  SIGNAGE  FOR  ACCESSIBILITY  INSTEAD  DEPICT A LOGO WITH A DYNAMIC
CHARACTER LEANING FORWARD WITH A SENSE OF MOVEMENT.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  SUBDIVISION SHALL ONLY APPLY TO ANY NEW SIGNS BEING IMPLEMENTED ON
AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 2. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph (b) of subdivision 20 of section  375
of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 242 of the laws of
1992, is amended to read as follows:
  (2)  The universal handicapped symbol shall be conspicuously displayed
on the exterior of every omnibus equipped with a wheelchair  lift  which
transports children with disabilities. The commissioner shall promulgate
regulations  regarding  the  size  and  location of such universal hand-
icapped symbol. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  REQUIRE  THAT  ANY  NEW  SIGNAGE
RELATING  TO ACCESSIBILITY IMPLEMENTED ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF
THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO  THOUSAND  FOURTEEN  WHICH  AMENDED  THIS
SUBPARAGRAPH DEPICT A LOGO WITH A DYNAMIC CHARACTER LEANING FORWARD WITH
A SENSE OF MOVEMENT.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S6846A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9934A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §101, Exec L; amd §375, V & T L

S6846A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the office of temporary and disability assistance to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to remove the word handicapped from any signs or means of communication where such word appears; further requires that anywhere where it is required that the current universal symbol of access of figure in a wheelchair appear that such signage instead depict a logo with a dynamic character leaning forward with a sense of movement; applies only to new signs.

S6846A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6846A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6846--A
    Cal. No. 613

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Social  Services  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law and the vehicle and traffic law, in
  relation to certain signs relating to accessibility and related  rules
  and regulations

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new  section  101
to read as follows:
  S  101.  ACCESSIBILITY,  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS.  1. THE SECRETARY OF
STATE, IN CONSULTATION WITH ANY OTHER  STATE  AGENCY  HE  OR  SHE  DEEMS
NECESSARY,  SHALL  PROMULGATE  ANY  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO
REMOVE THE WORD "HANDICAPPED" FROM ANY SIGNS OR OTHER MEANS OF  COMMUNI-
CATION WHERE SUCH WORD APPEARS.
  2. THE SECRETARY OF STATE, IN CONSULTATION WITH ANY OTHER STATE AGENCY
HE OR SHE DEEMS NECESSARY, SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECES-
SARY  TO REQUIRE THAT WHEREVER THE CURRENT UNIVERSAL SYMBOL OF ACCESS OF
A FIGURE IN A WHEELCHAIR APPEARS, SUCH SYMBOL  SHALL  INSTEAD  DEPICT  A
LOGO  WITH A DYNAMIC CHARACTER LEANING FORWARD WITH A SENSE OF MOVEMENT.
SUCH LOGO SHALL BE READILY IDENTIFIABLE, SIMPLY DESIGNED WITH NO SECOND-
ARY MEANING, AND PROVIDE FOR EQUIVALENT FACILITATION  AND  ACCESSIBILITY
AS THE CURRENT UNIVERSAL SYMBOL OF ACCESS. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDI-
VISION  SHALL ONLY APPLY TO ANY NEW SIGNS BEING INSTALLED OR REPLACED ON
AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph (b) of subdivision 20 of section  375
of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 242 of the laws of
1992, is amended to read as follows:
  (2)  The universal handicapped symbol shall be conspicuously displayed
on the exterior of every omnibus equipped with a wheelchair  lift  which
transports children with disabilities. The commissioner shall promulgate
regulations  regarding  the  size  and  location of such universal hand-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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