senate Bill S7912

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires state agencies and entities to ensure their websites are accessible to persons with disabilities

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2022 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 27, 2022 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2022 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2022 1st report cal.811
Jan 19, 2022 referred to internet and technology

Votes

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Apr 25, 2022 - Internet and Technology committee Vote

S7912
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0
committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Internet and Technology Committee Vote: Apr 25, 2022

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S7912 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10086
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Add §103-b, St Tech L

S7912 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires state agencies and entities to ensure their websites are accessible to persons with disabilities by following certain protocol; requires the office of information technology services to provide a report to the governor and legislature every two years.

S7912 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7912 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7912
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 19, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. MANNION -- 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 state
   agencies and entities to  ensure  their  websites  are  accessible  to
   persons with disabilities
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The state technology law is amended by adding a new section
 103-b to read as follows:
   § 103-B. WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY. 1. THE OFFICE SHALL ADOPT  A  PROTOCOL
 FOR WEBSITES MAINTAINED BY OR ON BEHALF OF A STATE AGENCY OR STATE ENTI-
 TY RELATING TO WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. SUCH
 PROTOCOL  SHALL  PROVIDE  FOR  AGENCY  WEBSITES  TO  ADOPT EITHER OF THE
 FOLLOWING STANDARDS: (A) SECTION 1194.22 OF TITLE THIRTY-SIX OF THE CODE
 OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS OR (B) THE WEB CONTENT  ACCESSIBILITY  GUIDELINES
 2.1  LEVEL AA, DEVELOPED BY THE WORLDWIDE WEB CONSORTIUM, OR ANY SUCCES-
 SOR STANDARDS. THE ADOPTED PROTOCOL REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION MAY  DIFFER
 FROM  SUCH  STANDARDS  IN  SPECIFIC INSTANCES WHEN THE OFFICE'S DESIGNEE
 DETERMINES, AFTER CONSULTING WITH EXPERTS IN WEBSITE DESIGN AND  REASON-
 ABLE  ACCOMMODATIONS  FOR  PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THE HOLDING OF A
 PUBLIC HEARING, THAT SUCH DIFFERENCES WILL  PROVIDE  EFFECTIVE  COMMUNI-
 CATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND THAT SUCH DIFFERENCES ARE DOCU-
 MENTED  IN  SUCH  PROTOCOL. SUCH PROTOCOL SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE
 PUBLIC ONLINE. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT REQUIRE  AN  AGENCY  TO  TAKE  ANY
 ACTION  THAT WOULD RESULT IN A FUNDAMENTAL ALTERATION IN THE NATURE OF A
 SERVICE, PROGRAM, OR ACTIVITY.
   2. NO LATER THAN DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  TWENTY-TWO,  AND
 EVERY  TWO  YEARS  THEREAFTER,  THE  OFFICE DESIGNEE SHALL SUBMIT TO THE
 GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE A WRITTEN REPORT THAT DOCUMENTS THE COMPLI-
 ANCE OF WEBSITES MAINTAINED BY OR ON BEHALF OF STATE AGENCIES  OR  STATE
 ENTITIES  WITH  THE PROTOCOL ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
 SECTION.
   § 2. 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.

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