assembly Bill A6215A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the office of information technology services to advise all state agencies in the implementation of language translation technology

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Current Bill Status Via S4716 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.577
substituted for a6215a
Jun 08, 2021 substituted by s4716a
rules report cal.577
reported
Jun 07, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 19, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Apr 16, 2021 print number 6215a
Apr 16, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
Mar 10, 2021 referred to governmental operations

A6215 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4716
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, St Tech L

A6215 - Summary

Requires the office of information technology services to advise all state agencies in the implementation of language translation technology.

A6215 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6215
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. NIOU -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the state technology law, in relation to  requiring  the
   office  of  information  technology  services  to cooperate with other
   state agencies in the implementation of language translation technolo-
   gy

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  101  of  the  state technology law is amended by
 adding three new subdivisions 6, 7 and 8 to read as follows:
   6. "STATE AGENCY" MEANS  AGENCY  AS  USED  UNDER  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF
 SECTION NINETY-TWO OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW.
   7. "STATE AGENCY WEBSITE" MEANS AN INTERNET WEBSITE OPERATED BY OR FOR
 A  STATE  AGENCY.  SUCH  TERM  SHALL  INCLUDE THOSE WEBSITES OPERATED ON
 BEHALF OF STATE AGENCIES BY OTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ENTITIES, BUT  SHALL
 NOT  INCLUDE  ANY  PORTIONS  OF  THE INTERNET OUTSIDE THE CONTROL OF THE
 STATE AGENCY.
   8. "USER" MEANS ANY NATURAL PERSON WHO USES THE INTERNET TO  ACCESS  A
 STATE AGENCY WEBSITE.
   §  2.  Section  103 of the state technology law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 8-a to read as follows:
   8-A. (A) TO ADVISE AND ASSIST STATE AGENCIES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION  OF
 LANGUAGE  TRANSLATION  TECHNOLOGY  ON  STATE  AGENCY WEBSITES CONTAINING
 INFORMATION ABOUT THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS ("COVID-19") OR PROGRAMS,  BENE-
 FITS OR SERVICES RELATED TO COVID-19 WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE
 DATE  OF THIS SUBDIVISION; AND ON ALL OTHER STATE AGENCY WEBSITES WITHIN
 NINETY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
   (B) SUCH LANGUAGE TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGY SHALL, AT  A  MINIMUM,  ALLOW
 USERS  TO  TRANSLATE THE TEXT OF STATE AGENCY WEBSITES INTO AT LEAST THE
 SIX MOST COMMON NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH  LIMIT-
 ED-ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BASED ON UNITED STATES
 CENSUS DATA.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 

Co-Sponsors

A6215A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4716
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, St Tech L

A6215A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the office of information technology services to advise all state agencies in the implementation of language translation technology.

A6215A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6215--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. NIOU -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the state technology law, in relation to requiring the
   office of information technology services to cooperate with all  state
   agencies in the implementation of language translation technology
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 103 of the  state  technology  law  is  amended  by
 adding a new subdivision 8-a to read as follows:
   8-A.  (A) TO ADVISE AND ASSIST STATE AGENCIES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
 LANGUAGE TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGY  ON  STATE  AGENCY  WEBSITES  CONTAINING
 INFORMATION  ABOUT THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS ("COVID-19") OR PROGRAMS, BENE-
 FITS OR SERVICES RELATED TO COVID-19 WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE
 DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION; AND ON ALL STATE AGENCY WEBSITES WITHIN NINETY
 DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
   (B) SUCH LANGUAGE TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGY SHALL, AT  A  MINIMUM,  ALLOW
 USERS  TO  TRANSLATE THE TEXT OF STATE AGENCY WEBSITES INTO AT LEAST THE
 TWELVE MOST COMMON NON-ENGLISH  LANGUAGES  SPOKEN  BY  INDIVIDUALS  WITH
 LIMITED-ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY  IN  THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BASED ON UNITED
 STATES CENSUS DATA.
   (C) AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "STATE AGENCY WEBSITE" SHALL
 MEAN AN INTERNET WEBSITE OPERATED BY OR FOR A STATE  AGENCY.  SUCH  TERM
 SHALL  INCLUDE  THOSE  WEBSITES  OPERATED ON BEHALF OF STATE AGENCIES BY
 OTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ENTITIES, BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY PORTIONS  OF
 THE INTERNET OUTSIDE THE CONTROL OF THE STATE AGENCY.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09265-04-1