senate Bill S920

2023-2024 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2023 referred to investigations and government operations


S920 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S920 (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.

S920 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S920 (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  S E N A T E
                              January 9, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sens. COONEY, PALUMBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
   and Government Operations
 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.


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