assembly Bill A7877

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to a gender-neutral marker for benefits applications

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2022 print number 7877a
May 20, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to social services
Jan 05, 2022 referred to social services
May 28, 2021 referred to social services

A7877 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §21, Soc Serv L

A7877 - Summary

Requires a gender-neutral marker on all forms and materials for applications for benefits.

A7877 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7877
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Social Services
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to a gender-neutral
   marker for the welfare management system
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 21 of the social services law is amended by  adding
 a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
   2-A.  THE  WELFARE  MANAGEMENT  SYSTEM  AND  ANY RELATED STATE SYSTEMS
 REQUIRED TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS FOR BENEFITS  AND  TO  DISTRIBUTE  SUCH
 BENEFITS  SHALL RECOGNIZE "X" AS A VALID OPTION WHEN PLACED IN ANY FIELD
 THAT REQUESTS INFORMATION ABOUT AN APPLICANT'S GENDER OR SEX. ALL APPLI-
 CATION MATERIALS, INSTRUCTIONS, PUBLIC GUIDANCE, AND  RELATED  MATERIALS
 ASSOCIATED  WITH  THE BENEFITS APPLICATION PROCESS, INCLUDING ELECTRONIC
 AND ONLINE MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS SHALL BE AMENDED  AND  UPDATED  TO
 CLARIFY  THAT  ANY  PERSON CAN SELECT OR INDICATE A GENDER OR SEX DESIG-
 NATION OF "X" WHEN SUCH INFORMATION IS REQUESTED.  THE  CONTENT  OF  THE
 GENDER  OR  SEX  FIELD  SHALL  NOT  DELAY  OR OTHERWISE HINDER ACCESS TO
 SERVICES FOR ANY APPLICANT. FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  THE
 TERM  "X" MEANS A GENDER OR SEX DESIGNATION THAT IS NOT EXCLUSIVELY MALE
 OR FEMALE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
 have  become  a  law;  provided,  however, that the department of social
 services shall amend, distribute and make available any printed  materi-
 als  relating to benefits under any program for which the department has
 supervisory responsibilities, including informational and  instructional
 materials  and  applications for benefits within one hundred twenty days
 of the date on which this act shall have become a law.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10804-05-1

A7877A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §21, Soc Serv L

A7877A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a gender-neutral marker on all forms and materials for applications for benefits.

A7877A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7877--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee  on  Social  Services  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Social
   Services in accordance with Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee

 AN  ACT  to  amend the civil rights law, in relation to a gender-neutral
   marker on all benefits applications
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 79-q of the civil rights law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
   2-A.    ALL  APPLICATION MATERIALS, INSTRUCTIONS, PUBLIC GUIDANCE, AND
 RELATED  MATERIALS  ASSOCIATED  WITH  A  BENEFITS  APPLICATION  PROCESS,
 INCLUDING  ELECTRONIC  AND  ONLINE  MATERIALS  AND APPLICATIONS SHALL BE
 AMENDED AND UPDATED TO CLARIFY THAT ANY PERSON CAN SELECT OR INDICATE  A
 GENDER OR SEX DESIGNATION OF "X" WHEN SUCH INFORMATION IS REQUESTED. THE
 CONTENT  OF  THE GENDER OR SEX FIELD SHALL NOT DELAY OR OTHERWISE HINDER
 ACCESS TO SERVICES FOR ANY APPLICANT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10804-07-2