|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 16, 2022||referred to governmental operations|
delivered to assembly
|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|
senate Bill S7912
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7912 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- State Technology Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §103-b, St Tech L
S7912 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7912 SPONSOR: MANNION TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would codify the requirement for the Office of Informa- tion and Technology Services to develop a protocol for state agencies and entities to maintain accessible websites. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the state technology law section 103-b. Requires the Office of Information and Technology Services to maintain a protocol for website accessibility for websites maintained by State agencies or enti- ties. Requires a report to the Governor and Legislature on compliance.
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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