Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 24, 2023||
referred to finance
Senate Bill S6495
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S6495 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S6495 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6495 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring state agen- cies to publish certain information in local, community and ethnic media PURPOSE: For the purpose of making sure critical information about state services, policies and opportunities reach all of New Yorkers by ensur- ing any print and digital publications in this regard are produced by local, community and ethnic media. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: This act shall be known and may be cited as the local, commu- nity, and ethnic media commitment act Section 2: Legislative findings & intent.
2023-S6495 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6495 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 24, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring state agen- cies to publish certain information in local, community and ethnic media THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "local, community and ethnic media commitment act". § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds and declares New York is one of the most diverse states in America and local, community and ethnic media provides an important way for the state to connect and ensure that its message reaches all New Yorkers; and The legislature hereby finds and declares that according to the U.S. Census population estimates for 2022, approximately 23 percent of New York state residents and 37 percent of New York city residents are foreign-born and according to the 2019 U.S. Census population estimates approximately 30 percent of New York state residents do not speak English as their primary language and 13 percent of New York state resi- dents have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English; and The legislature hereby finds and declares that the state of New York wants to ensure that critical information about state services, poli- cies, and opportunities reach these communities and local, community and ethnic media is a pathway to allow members of these communities, many of whom critically need information about New York state programs, to access it; and Therefore, the legislature hereby finds and declares it is essential that all residents have meaningful access to state programs, services, and activities, and the public safety, health, economic prosperity, and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10324-02-3
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