1. The Laws of New York
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  3. Executive
  4. Article 7: Miscellaneous Provisions


Section 170-B*2 Racial references contained in state and municipal forms

Executive (EXC)

No form or preprinted document utilized by a state agency or public authority or by a municipality shall use the term "oriental" to identify or denote persons of Asian or Pacific Islander heritage. Any form or preprinted document utilizing such term shall be amended no later than January first, two thousand ten to replace the term "oriental" with the term "Asian" or to otherwise refer to such persons as being Asian and Pacific Islander persons having origins in any of the Far East countries, South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands.

  * NB There are 2 § 170-b's