senate Bill S6079A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to a gender-neutral marker for benefits applications

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2022 amended on third reading (t) 6079b
Jan 20, 2022 advanced to third reading
Jan 19, 2022 2nd report cal.
Jan 18, 2022 1st report cal.210
Jan 05, 2022 referred to social services
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 03, 2021 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 02, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1455
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 12, 2021 print number 6079a
May 12, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to social services
Apr 06, 2021 referred to social services

Votes

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Jan 18, 2022 - Social Services committee Vote

S6079A
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: Jan 18, 2022

Jun 2, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S6079A
15
1
committee
15
Aye
1
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6079 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7877
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §21, Soc Serv L

S6079 - Summary

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

S6079 - Sponsor Memo

S6079 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6079
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               April 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to a gender-neutral
   marker  for  the welfare management system; and to amend the judiciary
   law, in relation to a gender X option on securing orders  in  criminal
   proceedings
 
   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
 OR AS A RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FOR AN APPLICANT TO SPECIFY GENDER OR SEX.
 ALL APPLICATION 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 NONBINARY PEOPLE CAN SELECT OR INDICATE A GENDER
 DESIGNATION  OF  "X".  THE  CONTENT OF THE SEX OR GENDER FIELD SHALL NOT
 DELAY OR OTHERWISE HINDER ACCESS TO SERVICES FOR NONBINARY AND TRANSGEN-
 DER APPLICANTS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION THE TERM "X"  MEANS
 A SEX DESIGNATION THAT IS NOT EXCLUSIVELY MALE OR FEMALE.
   §  2.  Subdivision 2 of section 212 of the judiciary law is amended by
 adding a new paragraph (cc) to read as follows:
   (CC) PRESCRIBE FORMS FOR THE COLLECTION OF BASIC DEMOGRAPHIC  INFORMA-
 TION  FOR  SECURING  ORDERS  WHICH  SHALL  INCLUDE  OPTIONS FOR CRIMINAL
 DEFENDANTS TO IDENTIFY AS FEMALE, MALE, OR GENDER X.
   § 3. 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S6079A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7877
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §21, Soc Serv L

S6079A - Summary

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

S6079A - Sponsor Memo

S6079A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6079--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               April 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services -- commit-
   tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
   mitted to said committee
 
 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.
                                                            LBD10804-04-1

Co-Sponsors

S6079B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7877
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §21, Soc Serv L

S6079B (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6079B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6079--B
     Cal. No. 210
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               April 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GOUNARDES, BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services
   -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
   and  recommitted  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on
   Social Services in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  reported
   favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
   ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining
   its place in the order of third reading
 
 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.
                                                            LBD10804-06-2


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