assembly Bill A121

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Clarifies the scope of protections against discrimination on the basis of disability

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A121 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A574, S1922
2011-2012: A60, S1646
2013-2014: A3998, S1204
2015-2016: A1769, S1206
2019-2020: A175
2021-2022: A1089

A121 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Clarifies the scope of protections against discrimination on the basis of disability under the New York state human rights law in the areas of employment, public accommodations and government services to be consistent with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and the current policies and practices of the division of human rights.

A121 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y


                             January 4, 2017

Introduced  by M. of A. CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CUSICK,
  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to clarifying  the  scope
  of  protections  against  discrimination on the basis of disability in
  the area of government services


  Section  1.  Legislative  intent. With the enactment of chapter 988 of
the laws of 1974, the legislature began to extend to people  with  disa-
bilities  guarantees  that  such  individuals would not be discriminated
against on the basis of their disability in employment,  use  of  public
accommodations  and  in  a  broad  range  of  other areas and activities
subject to the requirements of the human rights provisions of the execu-
tive law.  The federal Americans with Disabilities Act, enacted in 1990,
has extended similar protections throughout the nation.   While  current
state  requirements are consistent with those adopted by the Congress in
the Americans with Disabilities  Act,  the  federal  statute  explicitly
includes  a number of requirements which are implicit in state law.  The
legislature adopts this measure to reiterate this state's commitment  to
assuring  people with disabilities full access under state law to all of
the rights and remedies to which they are entitled under  the  Americans
with Disabilities Act, consistent with current policies and practices of
the  state  division of human rights, and to continue New York's preemi-
nent role as a leader in guaranteeing equal rights and opportunities  to
all of its citizens.
  §  2.  Section  292  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 35 to read as follows:

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