senate Bill S7570

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the office of the advocate for people with disabilities

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Jan 27, 2020 referred to finance

S7570 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9004
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: S1836, A3130

S7570 (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.

S7570 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7570 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7570

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2020
                               ___________

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

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
PERFORMING A GOVERNMENTAL OR PROPRIETARY FUNCTION FOR THE STATE,  EXCEPT
THE JUDICIARY OR THE STATE LEGISLATURE.
  §  462. OFFICE OF THE ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. (A) THERE
IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE, AN  OFFICE  OF
THE  ADVOCATE  FOR  PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. THE OFFICE OF THE ADVOCATE

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

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