assembly Bill A3436

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires state agencies that directly serve the public to enact policies to ensure that people who do not speak English well receive interpretation services

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental operations
Jan 26, 2021 referred to governmental operations

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A3436 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §301 to be §302, add §301, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7948
2013-2014: A273
2015-2016: A2137
2017-2018: A3502
2019-2020: A2068

A3436 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires state agencies that directly serve the public to enact policies to ensure that people who do not speak English well receive the interpretation and translation services they need in order to access vital government programs.

A3436 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3436
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. KIM, GOTTFRIED, WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by --
   M. of A. ABBATE -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Govern-
   mental Operations
 
 AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring state agen-
   cies that directly serve the public to enact policies to  ensure  that
   people  who  do  not speak English well receive the interpretation and
   translation services they need in order  to  access  vital  government
   programs
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 301 of the executive law is renumbered section  302
 and a new section 301 is added to read as follows:
   §  301.  AGENCY  LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION. 1. DEFINITIONS.   AS USED IN
 THIS SECTION: (A) "AGENCY COVERED LANGUAGE" SHALL MEAN EVERY NON-ENGLISH
 LANGUAGE USED BY A LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT  POPULATION  THAT  CONSTI-
 TUTES  FIVE  PERCENT  OR ONE THOUSAND INDIVIDUALS, WHICHEVER IS LESS, OF
 THE POPULATION SERVED OR ENCOUNTERED, OR LIKELY TO BE SERVED OR ENCOUNT-
 ERED, BY THE AGENCY.
   (B) "AGENCY" SHALL MEAN ANY STATEWIDE GOVERNMENT  AGENCY,  DEPARTMENT,
 OR  PROGRAM THAT FURNISHES INFORMATION OR RENDERS SERVICES, PROGRAMS, OR
 ACTIVITIES DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC  OR  CONTRACTS  WITH  OTHER  ENTITIES,
 EITHER  DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO CONDUCT PROGRAMS, SERVICES, OR ACTIV-
 ITIES, AND ALL POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS AND LOCAL ENTITIES OF SUCH  STATE-
 WIDE  GOVERNMENT  AGENCY,  DEPARTMENT, OR PROGRAM. AGENCIES INCLUDE, BUT
 ARE NOT LIMITED TO: THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING; THE  OFFICE  OF  ADDICTION
 SERVICES  AND  SUPPORTS;  THE  OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL; THE OFFICE OF
 CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; THE  CITY  UNIVERSITY  OF  NEW  YORK;  THE
 DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION; THE OFFICE OF COURT
 ADMINISTRATION;  THE  DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES; THE DEPART-
 MENT OF EDUCATION; THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS; DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY  ASSIST-
 ANCE;  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF HEALTH; THE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.