senate Bill S8829

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status Via A10567 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 27, 2020 signed chap.294
Nov 18, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 23, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1028
substituted for s8829
Jul 23, 2020 substituted by a10567a
ordered to third reading cal.1028
Jul 20, 2020 referred to rules

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S8829 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10567
Law Section:
Public Health

S8829 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S8829 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8829 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8829

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 20, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT in relation to requiring that COVID-19 contact tracers be  repre-
  sentative  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 department of health, a county department of health, or
other  entity that hires persons after the effective date of this act to
perform contact tracing pertaining to COVID-19 infections, except within
a city with a population of one million or more, 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.  Each county department of health, except in a city with a popu-
lation of one million or more, shall  compile  data  collected  by  each
entity,  when  applicable,  and  post information on their website about
contact tracer worker diversity  within  the  county.  Such  information
shall be updated annually.
  §  3.  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
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16946-02-0

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