Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to governmental operations
|Jan 04, 2017||
referred to governmental operations
Assembly Bill A121
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-A121 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Governmental Operations
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§292 & 296, Exec L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A60, S1646
2013-2014: A3998, S1204
2015-2016: A1769, S1206
2017-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.
2017-A121 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 121 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CUSICK, DINOWITZ, GALEF, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, LIFTON, LUPARDO, ORTIZ, PAULIN, ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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.
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