senate Bill S7319

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the collection of certain demographic information by certain state agencies, boards and commissions

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May 12, 2014 referred to finance

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S7319 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7669A
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง170-c, Exec L

S7319 - Bill Texts

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Requires the collection of certain demographic information about the sexual orientation and gender identity by certain state agencies, boards and commissions.

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BILL NUMBER:S7319

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
requiring the collection of certain demographic information by certain
state agencies, boards and commissions

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To keep a more accurate and relevant public record of populations by
sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in the State of
New York.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Every state agency, board, or commission that directly collects data
on ethnic origin for residents of the state of New York would use
separate categories for a number of New Yorkers by sexual orientation
and gender identity.

JUSTIFICATION:

While gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and those of non-comforming
gender identity or expression in this state share geographical and
cultural commonalities, they also experience diverse social,
educational, health, and economic differences that are unique to their
life experiences. Given the diversity of the population, separating
data for these areas of the population and making the data publicly
accessible are critical for enhancing our state's understanding of the
needs and experiences of these communities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Legislation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day alter it
becomes law.

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

                                  7319

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to  amend  the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
  collection  of  certain demographic information by certain state agen-
  cies, boards and commissions

  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 170-c
to read as follows:
  S  170-C. COLLECTION OF DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION.  1. EVERY STATE AGEN-
CY, BOARD, OR COMMISSION THAT DIRECTLY OR  BY  CONTRACT  COLLECTS  DEMO-
GRAPHIC  DATA  AS  TO  THE ANCESTRY OR ETHNIC ORIGIN OF RESIDENTS OF THE
STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL USE SEPARATE  COLLECTION  CATEGORIES  AND  TABU-
LATIONS FOR SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION.
  2.  THE  TERM  "GENDER  IDENTITY  OR EXPRESSION" MEANS HAVING OR BEING
PERCEIVED AS HAVING A GENDER IDENTITY, SELF-IMAGE, APPEARANCE,  BEHAVIOR
OR  EXPRESSION  WHETHER OR NOT THAT GENDER IDENTITY, SELF-IMAGE, APPEAR-
ANCE, BEHAVIOR OR EXPRESSION IS DIFFERENT FROM THAT TRADITIONALLY  ASSO-
CIATED WITH THE SEX ASSIGNED TO THAT PERSON AT BIRTH.
  3.  THE DATA COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THE DIFFERENT COLLECTION CATEGORIES
AND TABULATIONS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE
INCLUDED  IN  EVERY  DEMOGRAPHIC REPORT ON ANCESTRY OR ETHNIC ORIGINS OF
RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF NEW  YORK  BY  THE  STATE  AGENCY,  BOARD,  OR
COMMISSION  PUBLISHED  OR  RELEASED ON OR AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
FIFTEEN. THE DATA SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE  PUBLIC  IN  ACCORDANCE
WITH STATE AND FEDERAL LAW, EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION,
WHICH  SHALL BE DEEMED CONFIDENTIAL, BY POSTING THE DATA ON THE INTERNET
WEB SITE OF THE AGENCY ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  FIFTEEN,
AND  ANNUALLY  THEREAFTER.  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO
PREVENT ANY OTHER STATE AGENCY FROM POSTING DATA COLLECTED  PURSUANT  TO
SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS SECTION ON THE AGENCY'S INTERNET WEB SITE, IN
THE MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10907-04-4

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