assembly Bill A9928

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing language translation services to accommodate census self-reporting

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Jul 06, 2020 enacting clause stricken
Feb 27, 2020 referred to governmental operations

A9928 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6897
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §154, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A7132, S6777

A9928 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides language translation services to accommodate census self-reporting.

A9928 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9928

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 27, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the executive law, in relation to providing language
  translation services to accommodate census self-reporting

  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 154 to
read as follows:
  §  154.  CENSUS-RELATED  TRANSLATION  SERVICES  TO  STATE AGENCIES AND
LOCALITIES. 1.  CENSUS-RELATED TRANSLATION SERVICES SHALL BE EXTENDED TO
THOSE WHO EXPRESS A NEED BEYOND THE  SERVICES  PROVIDED  BY  THE  UNITED
STATES CENSUS BUREAU. THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, BY AND THROUGH THE SECRE-
TARY  OF  STATE OR DULY AUTHORIZED OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES, SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING STATE AGENCY AND LOCALITY OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS,  IN  REGARD  TO
CENSUS-RELATED TRANSLATION SERVICES:
  (A)  THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL IDENTIFY EXISTING TRANSLATION SERVICES, AND
SHALL WORK WITH STATE AGENCIES AND OTHER RELEVANT STATE INSTITUTIONS  TO
DETERMINE IF THESE TRANSLATION SERVICES MAY BE UTILIZED AS CENSUS-RELAT-
ED  TRANSLATION  SERVICES. IN ADDITION TO EXISTING TRANSLATION SERVICES,
THE DEPARTMENT SHALL WORK  TO  IDENTIFY  EXPANDED  TRANSLATION  SERVICES
WHICH  SHALL  INCLUDE  AS  MANY LANGUAGES AS POSSIBLE, PROVIDED HOWEVER,
THESE EXPANDED TRANSLATION SERVICES, AT A MINIMUM, ARE MADE AVAILABLE IN
ALL LANGUAGES USED WITHIN CENSUS SELF-REPORTING FORMS.
  (B) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONNECT STATE AGENCIES,  MUNICIPALITIES,  AND
OTHER  RELEVANT  STATE  OR LOCAL INSTITUTIONS WITH ALL IDENTIFIED TRANS-
LATION SERVICES FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  PROVIDING  QUALITY  CENSUS-RELATED
TRANSLATION SERVICES TO COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  (C) TO ENSURE THE SERVICES LISTED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION
ARE  EFFECTIVELY  PROVIDED  TO THE PUBLIC, STATE AGENCIES AND LOCALITIES
ARE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC OF  THE  AVAILABILITY  OF  TRANSLATION
SERVICES  IDENTIFIED  FOR  SELF-REPORTING  IN THE DECENNIAL CENSUS. SUCH
NOTICE SHALL INCLUDE POSTING INFORMATION ONLINE, WORKING WITH ANY  RELE-
VANT  ORGANIZATIONS TO REACH LIMITED OR NON-PROFICIENT ENGLISH SPEAKERS,
AND ANY OTHER MEANS IDENTIFIED AS EFFECTIVELY PROVIDING NOTICE.

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