Assembly Bill A10147

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Replaces the terms "alien" and "illegal alien" with the terms "noncitizen" and "undocumented noncitizen"

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

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2021-A10147 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally

2021-A10147 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Replaces the terms "alien" and "illegal alien" with the terms "noncitizen" and "undocumented noncitizen".

2021-A10147 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                                May 3, 2022
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES  -- (at request of M. of A. Davila,
   Zebrowski) -- (at request of the Department of State) -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, the alcoholic beverage  control  law,
   the  banking  law, the cannabis law, the civil practice law and rules,
   the civil rights law, the civil service law, the correction  law,  the
   domestic  relations  law,  the economic development law, the education
   law, the environmental conservation law, the general business law, the
   general city law, the judiciary law, the labor law, the mental hygiene
   law, the parks, recreation and historic preservation  law,  the  penal
   law, the public authorities law, the public health law, the real prop-
   erty  law,  the  retirement  and  social security law, the surrogate's
   court procedure act, the social services law, the tax law, the  trans-
   portation  law,  the  volunteer  ambulance  workers'  benefit law, the
   volunteer firefighters' benefit law, the  workers'  compensation  law,
   the  facilities  development corporation act, the medical care facili-
   ties finance agency act, and the  New  York  state  urban  development
   corporation  act,  in  relation  to  replacing  instances of the terms
   "alien" and "illegal alien" with the terms "noncitizen"  and  "undocu-
   mented noncitizen"
   Section 1. Legislative intent.   Currently, under  the  United  States
 Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(3), the commonly used
 term  "alien"  refers  to any person who is not a citizen or national of
 the United States. Although hundreds of years of migration has  contrib-
 uted  to  the  social, economic, and political foundations of the United
 States, a divide between "us" and "them" has  remained  crucial  to  the
 restriction  of  people's migration into the United States and immigrant
 inclusion within the United States.  This  divide  is  expressed,  among
 other  ways,  through language. The literal words used by our government
 through laws and regulations influence social discourse and  immigration
 policies.  Scholars  and  politicians alike have criticized the connota-
 tions associated with the term "alien" in federal  and  state  laws  and
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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