senate Bill S502

2017-2018 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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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Apr 25, 2017 defeated in investigations and government operations
Mar 06, 2017 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Apr 25, 2017 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S502
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Apr 25, 2017

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S502 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3358
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

S502 - 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.

S502 - Sponsor Memo

S502 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   502

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SQUADRON,  ADDABBO,  AVELLA,  BRESLIN,  CARLUCCI,
  COMRIE, DILAN, GIANARIS, HAMILTON, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY, KENNEDY,  KRUEG-
  ER,  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 Government 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

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

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