assembly Bill A8497

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Includes correctional facilities as publicly-assisted housing accommodations for purposes of the division of human rights

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental operations
Nov 17, 2021 referred to governmental operations

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A8497 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, Exec L

A8497 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes correctional facilities as publicly-assisted housing accommodations for purposes of the division of human rights; defines correctional facilities.

A8497 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8497
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             November 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GALLAGHER  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to including correctional
   facilities as publicly-assisted housing accommodations for purposes of
   the division of human rights

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.   Legislative intent and findings. Whereas recent judicial
 opinions have created confusion regarding  the  status  of  correctional
 facilities  and law enforcement agencies as subjects of the jurisdiction
 of the New York human rights  law,  the  legislature  hereby  finds  and
 declares  that  law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities are
 subject to the jurisdiction of the law.
   § 2. Subdivision 10 of section 292 of the executive law, as  added  by
 chapter 340 of the laws of 1955, is amended to read as follows:
   10. The term "housing accommodation" includes any building, structure,
 or portion thereof which is used or occupied or is intended, arranged or
 designed  to  be  used  or  occupied, as the home, residence or sleeping
 place of one or more human beings, INCLUDING ANY  TYPE  OF  CORRECTIONAL
 FACILITY.
   §  3.  Section 292 of the executive law is amended by adding three new
 subdivisions 39, 40, and 41 to read as follows:
   39. THE TERM "LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER" SHALL MEAN EMPLOYEES  OF  STATE
 OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, THEIR AGENCIES, OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, WHO ARE
 CHARGED  IN THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES WITH THE ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS AND MAIN-
 TENANCE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER, FOR EXAMPLE BY RESPONDING  TO
 EMERGENCY  CALLS, ENFORCING TRAFFIC LAWS, INVESTIGATING POTENTIAL CRIMI-
 NAL VIOLATIONS, CONDUCTING PATROLS, POLICING LARGE PUBLIC GATHERINGS  OR
 PUBLIC  TRANSIT  FACILITIES,  AND  QUESTIONING  OR ARRESTING INDIVIDUALS
 SUSPECTED OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHALL  INCLUDE,
 WITHOUT LIMITATION, SHERIFFS AND THE EMPLOYEES OF SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13147-03-1