assembly Bill A7178

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Changes references in law from "hearing impaired" to "deaf or hard of hearing"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 24, 2018 signed chap.221
Aug 13, 2018 delivered to governor
Apr 30, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.152
substituted for s6128
Mar 22, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.503
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 07, 2017 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 25, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.548
May 22, 2017 reported
Apr 12, 2017 referred to governmental operations

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A7178 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6128
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§296, 374 & 378, Exec L; amd §7-e, Leg L; amd §92-a, Pub Serv L; amd §§3 & 53, Pub Bldg L; amd §§3230 & 4410, Ed L; amd §326-b, Soc Serv L; amd §§336-b, 798 & 799, Gen Bus L; amd §6, Civ Serv L; amd §49-gg, Work Comp L; amd §108, Ag & Mkts L; amd §223-b, Pub Hous L

A7178 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Changes references in law from "hearing impaired" to "deaf or hard of hearing".

A7178 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7178

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, COOK, GLICK, GALEF, PEOPLES-STOKES,
  GUNTHER, LAVINE, ROSENTHAL, ZEBROWSKI, BRINDISI, MAYER, MOSLEY, BLAKE,
  SIMON, WILLIAMS, CARROLL, D'URSO, STECK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A.  HOOPER, LUPARDO -- read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law, the legislative law, the public
  service law, the public buildings law, the education law,  the  social
  services  law,  the  general  business law, the civil service law, the
  workers' compensation law, the agriculture and  markets  law  and  the
  public  housing  law,  in  relation to changing references to "hearing
  impaired" to "deaf or hard of hearing"

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  14  of  section 296 of the executive law, as
amended by chapter 141 of the laws  of  2015,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  14. In addition to reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or
procedures,  including  those  defined in subparagraph (iv) of paragraph
(d) of subdivision two of this section or reasonable accommodations  for
persons with disabilities as otherwise provided in this section, includ-
ing  the  use of an animal as a reasonable accommodation, it shall be an
unlawful discriminatory practice for any person engaged in any  activity
covered  by  this  section  to  deny access or otherwise to discriminate
against a blind person, a [hearing impaired] person WHO IS DEAF OR  HARD
OF  HEARING  or  a  person  with another disability because he or she is
accompanied by a dog that has been trained to work or  perform  specific
tasks  for the benefit of such person by a professional guide dog, hear-
ing dog or service dog training center or professional guide dog,  hear-
ing  dog or service dog trainer, or to discriminate against such profes-
sional guide dog, hearing dog or service dog  trainer  engaged  in  such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10196-02-7