senate Bill S8476

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires that COVID-19 contact tracers in the counties of Suffolk and Nassau be representative of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the communities in which they serve to the greatest extent possible

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Jun 03, 2020 referred to rules

S8476 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Suffolk County

S8476 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that COVID-19 contact tracers in the counties of Suffolk and Nassau be representative of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the communities in which they serve to the greatest extent possible; further requires the Suffolk county department of health services and the Nassau county department of health services to annually submit a report on contact tracer worker diversity within the counties of Suffolk and Nassau including outreach efforts to recruit a diverse workforce to the governor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly beginning no later than December 31, 2020.

S8476 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8476 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8476

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to require that COVID-19  contact  tracers  in  the  counties  of
  Suffolk  and  Nassau  be representative of the cultural and linguistic
  diversity of the communities in  which  they  serve  to  the  greatest
  extent  possible; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  the expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  The  Suffolk County department of health services and any
other Suffolk County agency, and any entity that hires persons after the
effective date of this act to  perform  contact  tracing  pertaining  to
COVID-19 infections within the county of Suffolk, shall, to the greatest
extent  possible,  hire  contact  tracers  who are representative of the
cultural and linguistic diversity  of  the  communities  in  which  they
serve.
  §  2.  The Suffolk County department of health services shall annually
submit a report on contact tracer worker diversity within the county  of
Suffolk including outreach efforts to recruit a diverse workforce to the
governor,  the  temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the
assembly beginning no later than December 31, 2020.
  § 3. The Nassau County department of health and any other Nassau Coun-
ty agency, and any entity that hires persons after the effective date of
this act to perform contact tracing pertaining  to  COVID-19  infections
within  the  county  of  Nassau, shall, to the greatest extent possible,
hire contact tracers who are representative of the cultural and linguis-
tic diversity of the communities in which they serve.
  § 4. The Nassau County department of health shall  annually  submit  a
report  on  contact  tracer worker diversity within the county of Nassau
including outreach efforts to recruit a diverse workforce to the  gover-
nor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assem-
bly beginning no later than December 31, 2020.
  §  5.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed January 1, 2022.

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

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