assembly Bill A8453A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires state contractors and vendors to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1856
substituted for s7572a
May 17, 2022 referred to internet and technology
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 10, 2022 ordered to third reading rules cal.136
rules report cal.136
reported
May 09, 2022 reported referred to rules
May 05, 2022 print number 8453a
May 05, 2022 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental operations
Nov 17, 2021 referred to governmental operations

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A8453 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7572
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §170-f, Exec L; amd §103, St Tech L

A8453 - Summary

Requires the website of each contractor and vendor who provides services pursuant to a state contract to conform any website provided pursuant to such contract with the most current version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the World Wide Web Consortium for accessibility, or any successor standards.

A8453 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8453
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             November 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SIMON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DeSTEFA-
   NO,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FORREST,  GOTTFRIED,  OTIS,  SALKA,   SANTABARBARA,
   SEAWRIGHT, SMITH, TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the Committee on
   Governmental Operations
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law and the state technology law, in
   relation to requiring state contractors and vendors to comply with the
   Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 170-f
 to read as follows:
   § 170-F. WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY; CONTRACTORS AND  VENDORS.  THE  OFFICE
 FOR  PEOPLE  WITH  DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES  AND THE OFFICE OF MENTAL
 HEALTH, IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  OFFICE  OF  INFORMATION  TECHNOLOGY
 SERVICES,  SHALL  REQUIRE  EACH  WEBSITE OF A CONTRACTOR, SUBCONTRACTOR,
 VENDOR, CONSULTANT OR OTHER PERSON  PROVIDING  SERVICES  PURSUANT  TO  A
 STATE CONTRACT TO CONFORM TO THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THE WEB CONTENT
 ACCESSIBILITY  GUIDELINES  ADOPTED  BY THE WORLD WIDE WEB CONSORTIUM FOR
 ACCESSIBILITY, OR ANY SUCCESSOR STANDARDS.
   § 2. Subdivisions 20 and 21 of section 103 of the state technology law
 are renumbered subdivisions 21 and 22, and a new subdivision 20 is added
 to read as follows:
   20. TO ADVISE AND ASSIST THE  OFFICE  FOR  PEOPLE  WITH  DEVELOPMENTAL
 DISABILITIES AND THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN ASSURING COMPLIANCE WITH
 THE WEB CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES BY EACH CONTRACTOR, SUBCONTRAC-
 TOR, VENDOR, CONSULTANT OR OTHER PERSON PROVIDING SERVICES PURSUANT TO A
 STATE  CONTRACT  IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-F OF THE
 EXECUTIVE LAW.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13040-01-1

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A8453A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7572
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §170-f, Exec L; amd §103, St Tech L

A8453A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the website of each contractor and vendor who provides services pursuant to a state contract to conform any website provided pursuant to such contract with the most current version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the World Wide Web Consortium for accessibility, or any successor standards.

A8453A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8453--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             November 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. SIMON, DINOWITZ, GONZALEZ-ROJAS, MAMDANI, DICK-
   ENS, GOTTFRIED, MITAYNES, ZINERMAN, GALEF, SALKA -- Multi-Sponsored by
   -- M. of A.   DeSTEFANO,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FORREST,  OTIS,  SANTABARBARA,
   SEAWRIGHT, SMITH, TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the Committee on
   Governmental  Operations  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Govern-
   mental Operations 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 executive law  and  the  state  technology  law,  in
   relation to requiring state contractors and vendors to comply with the
   Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  170-f
 to read as follows:
   §  170-F.  WEBSITE  ACCESSIBILITY;  CONTRACTORS  AND  VENDORS.    EACH
 CONTRACTOR, SUBCONTRACTOR, VENDOR, CONSULTANT, OR OTHER PERSON PROVIDING
 SERVICES PURSUANT TO A STATE CONTRACT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO  CONFORM  ANY
 WEBSITE  PROVIDED BY SUCH CONTRACTOR, SUBCONTRACTOR, VENDOR, CONSULTANT,
 OR PERSON IN RELATION TO AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE  PROVISION  OF  SUCH
 SERVICES  TO  THE  MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THE WEB CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY
 GUIDELINES ADOPTED BY THE WORLD WIDE WEB CONSORTIUM  FOR  ACCESSIBILITY,
 OR ANY SUCCESSOR STANDARDS.
   § 2. Subdivisions 20 and 21 of section 103 of the state technology law
 are renumbered subdivisions 21 and 22, and a new subdivision 20 is added
 to read as follows:
   20.  TO  ISSUE  GUIDANCE  FOR  CONTRACTORS,  SUBCONTRACTORS,  VENDORS,
 CONSULTANTS, OR OTHER PERSONS IN THEIR COMPLIANCE WITH THE  WEB  CONTENT
 ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED SEVEN-
 TY-F OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.