senate Bill S6321

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the collection of certain demographic information by certain state agencies, boards and commissions

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2019 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1268
Jun 05, 2019 referred to rules

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S6321 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7929
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §170-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7319, A7669
2015-2016: S54, A2403
2017-2018: S41, A8344

S6321 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the collection of certain demographic information about the sexual orientation and gender identity by certain state agencies, boards and commissions.

S6321 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6321 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6321

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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  requiring  the
  collection  of  certain demographic information by certain state agen-
  cies, boards and commissions

  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 170-c
to read as follows:
  §  170-C. COLLECTION OF DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION.  1. EVERY STATE AGEN-
CY, BOARD, OR COMMISSION THAT DIRECTLY OR  BY  CONTRACT  COLLECTS  DEMO-
GRAPHIC  DATA  AS  TO  THE ANCESTRY OR ETHNIC ORIGIN OF RESIDENTS OF THE
STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL USE SEPARATE  COLLECTION  CATEGORIES  AND  TABU-
LATIONS FOR SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION.
  2.  THE  TERM  "GENDER  IDENTITY  OR EXPRESSION" MEANS HAVING OR BEING
PERCEIVED AS HAVING A GENDER IDENTITY, SELF-IMAGE, APPEARANCE,  BEHAVIOR
OR  EXPRESSION  WHETHER OR NOT THAT GENDER IDENTITY, SELF-IMAGE, APPEAR-
ANCE, BEHAVIOR OR EXPRESSION IS DIFFERENT FROM THAT TRADITIONALLY  ASSO-
CIATED WITH THE SEX ASSIGNED TO THAT PERSON AT BIRTH.
  3.  THE DATA COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THE DIFFERENT COLLECTION CATEGORIES
AND TABULATIONS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE
INCLUDED  IN  EVERY  DEMOGRAPHIC REPORT ON ANCESTRY OR ETHNIC ORIGINS OF
RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF NEW  YORK  BY  THE  STATE  AGENCY,  BOARD,  OR
COMMISSION PUBLISHED OR RELEASED ON OR AFTER JULY FIRST, IN THE CALENDAR
YEAR  FOLLOWING  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE OF THIS SECTION. THE DATA SHALL BE
MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE AND  FEDERAL  LAW,
EXCEPT  FOR  PERSONAL  IDENTIFYING  INFORMATION,  WHICH  SHALL BE DEEMED
CONFIDENTIAL, BY POSTING THE DATA ON THE INTERNET WEB SITE OF THE AGENCY
ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, IN THE CALENDAR YEAR  FOLLOWING  THE  EFFECTIVE
DATE  OF  THIS  SECTION, AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER. THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL
NOT BE CONSTRUED TO PREVENT ANY OTHER STATE  AGENCY  FROM  POSTING  DATA

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

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