assembly Bill A10642

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring sign language interpreters during live broadcast press conferences during a declared state of emergency

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Jun 17, 2020 referred to governmental operations

A10642 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8469
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §29-l, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A1017, S7441

A10642 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires sign language interpreters during live broadcast press conferences during a declared state of emergency.

A10642 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10642

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 17, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Bronson) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend  the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  sign
  language interpreters during live broadcast press conferences during a
  declared state of emergency

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  section  29-l
to read as follows:
  § 29-L. DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY, BROADCAST REQUIREMENTS. WHENEVER THE
GOVERNOR  HAS  DECLARED A DISASTER EMERGENCY PURSUANT TO SECTION TWENTY-
EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE, OR THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE COUNTY, OR WHERE  A
COUNTY  IS  WHOLLY  CONTAINED  WITHIN A CITY, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE
CITY, HAS PROCLAIMED A LOCAL STATE  OF  EMERGENCY  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION
TWENTY-FOUR  OF THIS ARTICLE, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE MUST PROVIDE AN AMERI-
CAN SIGN LANGUAGE QUALIFIED INTERPRETER WHO IS CERTIFIED BY A RECOGNIZED
NATIONAL OR NEW YORK STATE CREDENTIALING AUTHORITY AT EVERY LIVE  BROAD-
CAST  PRESS  CONFERENCE  DURING THE DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY OR LOCAL
STATE OF EMERGENCY. TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE
SHALL ENSURE THAT THE SIGN  LANGUAGE  INTERPRETER  SHALL  BE  PHYSICALLY
POSITIONED  IN  A  MANNER THAT HIS OR HER FACE, BODY, ARMS AND HANDS ARE
VISIBLE IN THE VIDEO TRANSMISSION OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE AT ALL TIMES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16462-01-0