senate Bill S1836

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the office of the advocate for people with disabilities

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Current Bill Status Via A3130 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1010
substituted for s1836
May 24, 2021 substituted by a3130
May 19, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 12, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2021 1st report cal.1010
May 03, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Feb 10, 2021 committee discharged and committed to disabilities
Jan 16, 2021 referred to finance

Votes

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May 11, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S1836
22
1
committee
22
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 3, 2021 - Disabilities committee Vote

S1836
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Disabilities Committee Vote: May 3, 2021

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S1836 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3130
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19-E §§460 - 463, amd §702, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10706
2019-2020: S7570, A4737, A9004

S1836 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the office of the advocate for people with disabilities to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities and assure that persons with disabilities are afforded the opportunity to exercise all of the rights and responsibilities accorded to citizens of the state of New York.

S1836 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1836 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1836
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
   office of the advocate for people with disabilities
 
   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  article  19-E
 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 19-E
            OFFICE OF THE ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
 SECTION 460. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
         461. DEFINITIONS.
         462. OFFICE OF THE ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
         463. DIRECTOR; GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES.
   § 460. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.  PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES COMPRISE A MAJOR
 SEGMENT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK'S POPULATION AND THEIR PARTICULAR NEEDS
 AND  CONCERNS MUST BE CONSIDERED AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PLANNING AND
 IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL STATE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AFFECTING THEIR  LIVES
 AND  WELL-BEING. THE OFFICE OF THE ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
 SHALL ADVOCATE ON BEHALF OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES  AND  ASSURE  THAT
 PERSONS  WITH  DISABILITIES ARE AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE ALL
 OF THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ACCORDED TO CITIZENS OF THIS STATE.
   § 461. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE:
   (A) "PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO HAS A  DISA-
 BILITY AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINE-
 TY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER.
   (B)  "STATE  AGENCY"  OR "STATE AGENCIES" SHALL MEAN ANY STATE DEPART-
 MENT, BOARD, BUREAU, DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC  AUTHORITY,
 PUBLIC   CORPORATION,  COUNCIL,  OFFICE  OR  OTHER  GOVERNMENTAL  ENTITY
 PERFORMING A GOVERNMENTAL OR PROPRIETARY FUNCTION FOR THE STATE,  EXCEPT
 THE JUDICIARY OR THE STATE LEGISLATURE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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