senate Bill S6897A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 05, 2020 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 27, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 23, 2020 2nd report cal.
amended 6897a
Jan 22, 2020 1st report cal.255
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
Dec 11, 2019 referred to rules

S6897 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §154, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S6777

S6897 - Summary

Provides language translation services to accommodate census self-reporting.

S6897 - Sponsor Memo

S6897 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6897

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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 EFFICIENTLY PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC, STATE  AGENCIES  AND  LOCALITIES
SHALL  GIVE  TIMELY  NOTICE  TO THE PUBLIC OF THE AVAILABILITY OF TRANS-
LATION SERVICES FOR SELF-REPORTING IN  THE  DECENNIAL  CENSUS.    TIMELY

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

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S6897A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §154, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S6777

S6897A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides language translation services to accommodate census self-reporting.

S6897A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6897A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6897--A
    Cal. No. 255

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  reported favorably from  said  committee,  ordered  to  first  report,
  amended  on  first  report,  ordered  to  a  second report and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

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.

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

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