assembly Bill A1089

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Clarifies the scope of protections against discrimination on the basis of disability

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Jan 07, 2021 referred to governmental operations

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A1089 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A574
2011-2012: A60
2013-2014: A3998
2015-2016: A1769
2017-2018: A121
2019-2020: A175

A1089 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Clarifies the scope of protections against discrimination on the basis of disability under the New York state human rights law in the areas of employment, public accommodations and government services to be consistent with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and the current policies and practices of the division of human rights.

A1089 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1089
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CUSICK,
   DINOWITZ, GALEF, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, LUPARDO,  PAULIN,  L. ROSENTHAL  --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to clarifying the scope
   of protections against discrimination on the basis  of  disability  in
   the area of government services
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. With the enactment of  chapter  988  of
 the  laws  of 1974, the legislature began to extend to people with disa-
 bilities guarantees that such individuals  would  not  be  discriminated
 against  on  the  basis of their disability in employment, use of public
 accommodations and in a  broad  range  of  other  areas  and  activities
 subject to the requirements of the human rights provisions of the execu-
 tive law.  The federal Americans with Disabilities Act, enacted in 1990,
 has  extended  similar protections throughout the nation.  While current
 state requirements are consistent with those adopted by the Congress  in
 the  Americans  with  Disabilities  Act,  the federal statute explicitly
 includes a number of requirements which are implicit in state law.   The
 legislature  adopts this measure to reiterate this state's commitment to
 assuring people with disabilities full access under state law to all  of
 the  rights  and remedies to which they are entitled under the Americans
 with Disabilities Act, consistent with current policies and practices of
 the state division of human rights, and to continue New  York's  preemi-
 nent  role as a leader in guaranteeing equal rights and opportunities to
 all of its citizens.
   § 2. Section 292 of the executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subdivision 39 to read as follows:
   39. THE TERM "PUBLIC ENTITY" MEANS THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVI-
 SION  THEREOF  AND  ANY  DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT OR
 OTHER INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

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