senate Bill S9333

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Replaces the terms "alien" and "illegal alien" with the terms "noncitizen" and "undocumented noncitizen"

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10147 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 09, 2022 signed chap.669
Dec 06, 2022 delivered to governor
May 31, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1600
substituted for s9333
May 31, 2022 substituted by a10147
May 25, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.1600
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 17, 2022 referred to finance


S9333 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally

S9333 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Replaces the terms "alien" and "illegal alien" with the terms "noncitizen" and "undocumented noncitizen".

S9333 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9333 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               May 17, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen. RAMOS -- (at request of the Department of State) --
   read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
   the Committee on Finance
 AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, the alcoholic beverage control law,
   the banking law, the cannabis law, the civil practice law  and  rules,
   the  civil  rights law, the civil service law, the correction law, the
   domestic relations law, the economic development  law,  the  education
   law, the environmental conservation law, the general business law, the
   general city law, the judiciary law, the labor law, the mental hygiene
   law,  the  parks,  recreation and historic preservation law, the penal
   law, the public authorities law, the public health law, the real prop-
   erty law, the retirement and  social  security  law,  the  surrogate's
   court  procedure act, the social services law, the tax law, the trans-
   portation law, the  volunteer  ambulance  workers'  benefit  law,  the
   volunteer  firefighters'  benefit  law, the workers' compensation law,
   the facilities development corporation act, the medical  care  facili-
   ties  finance  agency  act,  and  the New York state urban development
   corporation act, in relation  to  replacing  instances  of  the  terms
   "alien"  and  "illegal alien" with the terms "noncitizen" and "undocu-
   mented noncitizen"
   Section  1.  Legislative  intent.   Currently, under the United States
 Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(3), the commonly used
 term "alien" refers to any person who is not a citizen  or  national  of
 the  United States. Although hundreds of years of migration has contrib-
 uted to the social, economic, and political foundations  of  the  United
 States,  a  divide  between  "us" and "them" has remained crucial to the
 restriction of people's migration into the United States  and  immigrant
 inclusion  within  the  United  States.  This divide is expressed, among
 other ways, through language. The literal words used by  our  government
 through  laws and regulations influence social discourse and immigration
 policies. Scholars and politicians alike have  criticized  the  connota-
 tions  associated  with  the  term "alien" in federal and state laws and
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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