assembly Bill A1684

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires additional notice prior to commencing an action in certain discrimination cases

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Jan 17, 2023 referred to codes


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A1684 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §297, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A8054, S7374

A1684 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that a claimant alleging that the contents of a website or mobile application that describes goods and services provided at a place of public accommodation constitutes an unlawful discriminatory practice against visually and hearing impaired individuals serve written notice on the owner and provide 60 days to cure the alleged violation prior to commencing an action.

A1684 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             January 17, 2023
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WOERNER,  THIELE,  DICKENS, TAGUE, ANGELINO,
   HAWLEY, SILLITTI, HUNTER, K. BROWN, JONES -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Codes
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  requiring  additional
   notice prior to commencing an action in certain discrimination cases

   Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section  297  of  the  executive  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  140  of  the  laws  of 2022, is amended to read as
   9. A. Any person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discriminato-
 ry practice shall have a cause of action in  any  court  of  appropriate
 jurisdiction  for  damages,  including, in cases of employment discrimi-
 nation related to private employers  and  housing  discrimination  only,
 punitive damages, and such other remedies as may be appropriate, includ-
 ing  any  civil fines and penalties provided in subdivision four of this
 section, unless such person had filed a complaint hereunder or with  any
 local commission on human rights, or with the superintendent pursuant to
 the  provisions  of  section  two  hundred ninety-six-a of this article,
 provided that, where the division has dismissed such  complaint  on  the
 grounds  of  administrative convenience, on the grounds of untimeliness,
 or on the grounds that the election of remedies is annulled, such person
 shall maintain all rights to bring suit as  if  no  complaint  had  been
 filed with the division. At any time prior to a hearing before a hearing
 examiner,  a  person  who  has  a  complaint pending at the division may
 request that the division dismiss the complaint and  annul  his  or  her
 election  of  remedies so that the human rights law claim may be pursued
 in court, and the division may, upon such request, dismiss the complaint
 on the grounds that such person's election of an  administrative  remedy
 is annulled. Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of section two hundred four
 of  the  civil  practice law and rules, if a complaint is so annulled by
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.