senate Bill S4716A

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 - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 03, 2021 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 21, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 19, 2021 1st report cal.674
Apr 15, 2021 print number 4716a
Apr 15, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to internet and technology
Feb 09, 2021 referred to internet and technology

S4716 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6215
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, St Tech L

S4716 - Summary

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

S4716 - Sponsor Memo

S4716 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4716
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology
 
 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
 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.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 

Co-Sponsors

S4716A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6215
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, St Tech L

S4716A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4716A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4716A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4716--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology --
   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.
                                                            LBD09265-03-1

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