senate Bill S7441

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring sign language interpreters during live broadcast press conferences during a declared state of emergency

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Oct 15, 2021 referred to rules

S7441 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1017
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §29-l, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8469, A10642

S7441 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires sign language interpreters during live broadcast press conferences during a declared state of emergency.

S7441 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7441 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7441
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             October 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COONEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend  the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  sign
   language interpreters during live broadcast press conferences during a
   declared state of emergency

   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  29-l
 to read as follows:
   § 29-L. DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY, BROADCAST REQUIREMENTS. WHENEVER THE
 GOVERNOR  HAS  DECLARED A DISASTER EMERGENCY PURSUANT TO SECTION TWENTY-
 EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE, OR THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE COUNTY, OR WHERE  A
 COUNTY  IS  WHOLLY  CONTAINED  WITHIN A CITY, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE
 CITY, HAS PROCLAIMED A LOCAL STATE  OF  EMERGENCY  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION
 TWENTY-FOUR  OF THIS ARTICLE, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE MUST PROVIDE AN AMERI-
 CAN SIGN LANGUAGE QUALIFIED INTERPRETER WHO IS CERTIFIED BY A RECOGNIZED
 NATIONAL OR NEW YORK STATE CREDENTIALING AUTHORITY AT EVERY LIVE  BROAD-
 CAST  PRESS  CONFERENCE  DURING THE DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY OR LOCAL
 STATE OF EMERGENCY. TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE
 SHALL ENSURE THAT THE SIGN  LANGUAGE  INTERPRETER  SHALL  BE  PHYSICALLY
 POSITIONED  IN  A  MANNER THAT HIS OR HER FACE, BODY, ARMS AND HANDS ARE
 VISIBLE IN THE VIDEO TRANSMISSION OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE AT ALL TIMES.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05177-01-1


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