senate Bill S6128

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7178 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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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
Apr 30, 2018 substituted by a7178
Jan 17, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 16, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 09, 2018 1st report cal.152
Jan 03, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations
May 11, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations


S6128 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
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

S6128 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6128 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6128 (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  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- 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  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"


  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
  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
training of a dog for use by a person with a disability, whether or  not
accompanied by the person for whom the dog is being trained.

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


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