senate Bill S61A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression and includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression under the hate crimes statute

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 13, 2016 print number 61b
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 06, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations
Apr 17, 2015 print number 61a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 07, 2015 referred to investigations and government operations

Co-Sponsors

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S61 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§291, 292, 295, 296, 296-a & 296-b, Exec L; amd §40-c, Civ Rts L; amd §313, Ed L; amd §§485.00, 485.05, 240.30, 240.31 & 240.00, Pen L; amd §200.50, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A4558B
2013-2014: A4226B, S195B
2011-2012: A5039, S6349
2009-2010: A5710A, S2406A

S61 - Summary

Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression; defines "gender identity or expression" as having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression whether or not that gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth; further includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression within the list of offenses subject to treatment as hate crimes.

S61 - Sponsor Memo

S61 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   61

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 executive law, the civil rights law and  the  educa-
  tion  law,  in  relation to prohibiting discrimination based on gender
  identity or expression; and to amend the penal law  and  the  criminal
  procedure  law,  in  relation  to  including offenses regarding gender
  identity or expression within the list of offenses subject  to  treat-
  ment as hate crimes

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature  reaffirms
that  the state has the responsibility to act to assure that every indi-
vidual within this state is afforded an equal  opportunity  to  enjoy  a
full  and  productive  life,  and that the failure to provide such equal
opportunity, whether because of discrimination,  prejudice,  intolerance
or  inadequate  education,  training,  housing  or  health care not only
threatens the rights and  proper  privileges  of  its  inhabitants,  but
menaces  the  institutions and foundation of a free democratic state and
threatens the peace, order, health, safety and general  welfare  of  the
state and its inhabitants.
  The  legislature  further finds that many residents of this state have
encountered prejudice on account of their gender identity or expression,
and that this prejudice  has  severely  limited  or  actually  prevented
access to employment, housing and other basic necessities of life, lead-
ing  to  deprivation  and  suffering. The legislature further recognizes
that this prejudice has fostered a  general  climate  of  hostility  and
distrust,  leading  in some instances to physical violence against those
perceived to live in a gender identity or expression which is  different

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00167-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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S61A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§291, 292, 295, 296, 296-a & 296-b, Exec L; amd §40-c, Civ Rts L; amd §313, Ed L; amd §§485.00, 485.05, 240.30, 240.31 & 240.00, Pen L; amd §200.50, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A4558B
2013-2014: A4226B, S195B
2011-2012: A5039, S6349
2009-2010: A5710A, S2406A

S61A - Summary

Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression; defines "gender identity or expression" as having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression whether or not that gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth; further includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression within the list of offenses subject to treatment as hate crimes.

S61A - Sponsor Memo

S61A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  61--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, DILAN,
  ESPAILLAT,  GIANARIS,  HAMILTON,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HOYLMAN, KENNEDY,
  KRUEGER, LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA,  SAMP-
  SON,  SERRANO,  STAVISKY  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, the civil rights law and the educa-
  tion law, in relation to prohibiting discrimination  based  on  gender
  identity  or  expression;  and to amend the penal law and the criminal
  procedure law, in relation  to  including  offenses  regarding  gender
  identity  or  expression within the list of offenses subject to treat-
  ment as hate crimes

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

  Section  1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature reaffirms
that the state has the responsibility to act to assure that every  indi-
vidual  within  this  state  is afforded an equal opportunity to enjoy a
full and productive life, and that the failure  to  provide  such  equal
opportunity,  whether  because of discrimination, prejudice, intolerance
or inadequate education, training,  housing  or  health  care  not  only
threatens  the  rights  and  proper  privileges  of its inhabitants, but
menaces the institutions and foundation of a free democratic  state  and
threatens  the  peace,  order, health, safety and general welfare of the
state and its inhabitants.
  The legislature further finds that many residents of this  state  have
encountered prejudice on account of their gender identity or expression,
and  that  this  prejudice  has  severely  limited or actually prevented
access to employment, housing and other basic necessities of life, lead-
ing to deprivation and suffering.  The  legislature  further  recognizes

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

Co-Sponsors

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S61B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§291, 292, 295, 296, 296-a & 296-b, Exec L; amd §40-c, Civ Rts L; amd §313, Ed L; amd §§485.00, 485.05, 240.30, 240.31 & 240.00, Pen L; amd §200.50, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A4558B
2013-2014: A4226B, S195B
2011-2012: A5039, S6349
2009-2010: A5710A, S2406A

S61B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression; defines "gender identity or expression" as having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression whether or not that gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth; further includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression within the list of offenses subject to treatment as hate crimes.

S61B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S61B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  61--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SQUADRON,  ADDABBO,  AVELLA,  BRESLIN,  CARLUCCI,
  COMRIE, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS, HAMILTON, HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HOYL-
  MAN,  KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS,
  RIVERA, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment   Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --  recommitted
  to  the  Committee  on  Investigations  and  Government  Operations in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the civil rights law and  the  educa-
  tion  law,  in  relation to prohibiting discrimination based on gender
  identity or expression; and to amend the penal law  and  the  criminal
  procedure  law,  in  relation  to  including offenses regarding gender
  identity or expression within the list of offenses subject  to  treat-
  ment as hate crimes

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature  reaffirms
that  the state has the responsibility to act to assure that every indi-
vidual within this state is afforded an equal  opportunity  to  enjoy  a
full  and  productive  life,  and that the failure to provide such equal
opportunity, whether because of discrimination,  prejudice,  intolerance
or  inadequate  education,  training,  housing  or  health care not only
threatens the rights and  proper  privileges  of  its  inhabitants,  but
menaces  the  institutions and foundation of a free democratic state and
threatens the peace, order, health, safety and general  welfare  of  the
state and its inhabitants.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00167-04-6

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