Assembly Bill A8054

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires additional notice prior to commencing an action in certain discrimination cases

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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-A8054 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §297, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A1684, S920

2021-A8054 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that a claimant alleging that the contents of a website or mobile application that describes goods and services provided at a place of public accommodation constitutes an unlawful discriminatory practice against visually and hearing impaired individuals serve written notice on the owner and provide 60 days to cure the alleged violation prior to commencing an action.

2021-A8054 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                               June 11, 2021
 Introduced  by M. of A. WOERNER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Codes
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  requiring  additional
   notice prior to commencing an action in certain discrimination cases
   Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 297 of the executive law, as sepa-
 rately amended by chapter 160 of the laws of 2019 and chapter 236 of the
 laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows:
   9. A. Any person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discriminato-
 ry practice shall have a cause of action in  any  court  of  appropriate
 jurisdiction  for  damages,  including, in cases of employment discrimi-
 nation related to private employers  and  housing  discrimination  only,
 punitive damages, and such other remedies as may be appropriate, includ-
 ing  any  civil fines and penalties provided in subdivision four of this
 section, unless such person had filed a complaint hereunder or with  any
 local commission on human rights, or with the superintendent pursuant to
 the  provisions  of  section  two hundred ninety-six-a of this [chapter]
 ARTICLE, provided that, where the division has dismissed such  complaint
 on  the grounds of administrative convenience, on the grounds of untime-
 liness, or on the grounds that the election  of  remedies  is  annulled,
 such  person  shall maintain all rights to bring suit as if no complaint
 had been filed with the division. At any time prior to a hearing  before
 a hearing examiner, a person who has a complaint pending at the division
 may request that the division dismiss the complaint and annul his or her
 election  of  remedies so that the human rights law claim may be pursued
 in court, and the division may, upon such request, dismiss the complaint
 on the grounds that such person's election of an  administrative  remedy
 is annulled. Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of section two hundred four
 of  the  civil  practice law and rules, if a complaint is so annulled by
 the division, upon the request of  the  party  bringing  such  complaint
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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