assembly Bill A9004

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the office of the advocate for people with disabilities

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 29, 2020 referred to finance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 23, 2020 advanced to third reading cal.348
Jan 22, 2020 reported
reported referred to ways and means
Jan 10, 2020 referred to governmental operations

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A9004 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7570
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19-E §§460 - 463, amd §702, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10706
2021-2022: A3130, S1836

A9004 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the office of the advocate for people with disabilities to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities and assure that persons with disabilities are afforded the opportunity to exercise all of the rights and responsibilities accorded to citizens of the state of New York.

A9004 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9004

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. STECK, REYES, COLTON, SIMON, JAFFEE, DE LA ROSA,
  DeSTEFANO, CROUCH, MOSLEY, COOK, STERN, D'URSO, ENGLEBRIGHT, SANTABAR-
  BARA, M. G. MILLER, BARRON, ZEBROWSKI, RIVERA, DICKENS,  ROMEO,  GOTT-
  FRIED,  MONTESANO,  MORINELLO,  KOLB,  WALSH, CRUZ, BUTTENSCHON, OTIS,
  WEPRIN, L. ROSENTHAL, FRONTUS, SEAWRIGHT, GRIFFIN, FALL, NIOU,  JACOB-
  SON,  M. L. MILLER  --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on
  Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
  office of the advocate for people with disabilities

  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  article  19-E
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 19-E
           OFFICE OF THE ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
SECTION 460. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        461. DEFINITIONS.
        462. OFFICE OF THE ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
        463. DIRECTOR; GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES.
  § 460. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.  PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES COMPRISE A MAJOR
SEGMENT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK'S POPULATION AND THEIR PARTICULAR NEEDS
AND  CONCERNS MUST BE CONSIDERED AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PLANNING AND
IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL STATE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AFFECTING THEIR  LIVES
AND  WELL-BEING. THE OFFICE OF THE ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
SHALL ADVOCATE ON BEHALF OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES  AND  ASSURE  THAT
PERSONS  WITH  DISABILITIES ARE AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE ALL
OF THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ACCORDED TO CITIZENS OF THIS STATE.
  § 461. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE:
  (A) "PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO HAS A  DISA-
BILITY AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINE-
TY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (B)  "STATE  AGENCY"  OR "STATE AGENCIES" SHALL MEAN ANY STATE DEPART-
MENT, BOARD, BUREAU, DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC  AUTHORITY,
PUBLIC   CORPORATION,  COUNCIL,  OFFICE  OR  OTHER  GOVERNMENTAL  ENTITY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets