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A08344 Summary:

BILL NOA08344
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00041
 
SPONSORBronson
 
COSPNSRBlake, Seawright, De La Rosa
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 170-c, Exec L
 
Requires the collection of certain demographic information about the sexual orientation and gender identity by certain state agencies, boards and commissions.
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A08344 Actions:

BILL NOA08344
 
06/09/2017referred to governmental operations
01/03/2018referred to governmental operations
03/06/2018reported referred to codes
04/17/2018reported
04/19/2018advanced to third reading cal.744
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A08344 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8344
 
SPONSOR: Bronson
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the collection of certain demographic information by certain state agencies, boards and commissions   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To keep a more accurate and relevant public record of populations by sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in the State of New York.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Every state agency, board, or commission that directly collects data on ethnic origin for residents of the state of New York would use separate categories for a number of New Yorkers by sexual orientation and gender identity.   JUSTIFICATION: While gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and those of non-conforming gender identity or expression in this state share geographical and cultural commonalities, they also experience diverse social, educa- tional, health, and economic differences that are unique to their life experiences. Given the diversity of the population, separating data for these areas of the population and making the data publicly accessible are critical for enhancing our state's understanding of the needs and experiences of these communities.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.2403-C of 2015-2016 (Bronson): Passed Assembly A.7669-A of 2013-2014 (Bronson): Died in Governmental Operations (2013)/ Passed Assembly (2014)   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it becomes law.
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A08344 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8344
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      June 9, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. BRONSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to  amend  the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
          collection  of  certain demographic information by certain state agen-
          cies, boards and commissions

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new section 170-c
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  170-c. Collection of demographic information.  1. Every state agen-
     4  cy, board, or commission that directly or  by  contract  collects  demo-
     5  graphic  data  as  to  the ancestry or ethnic origin of residents of the
     6  state of New York shall use separate  collection  categories  and  tabu-
     7  lations for sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
     8    2.  The  term  "gender  identity  or expression" means having or being
     9  perceived as having a gender identity, self-image, appearance,  behavior
    10  or  expression  whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appear-
    11  ance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally  asso-
    12  ciated with the sex assigned to that person at birth.
    13    3.  The data collected pursuant to the different collection categories
    14  and tabulations described in subdivision one of this  section  shall  be
    15  included  in  every  demographic report on ancestry or ethnic origins of
    16  residents of the state of New  York  by  the  state  agency,  board,  or
    17  commission published or released on or after July first, in the calendar
    18  year  following  the  effective  date of this section. The data shall be
    19  made available to the public in accordance with state and  federal  law,
    20  except  for  personal  identifying  information,  which  shall be deemed
    21  confidential, by posting the data on the internet web site of the agency
    22  on or before July first, in the calendar year  following  the  effective
    23  date  of  this  section, and annually thereafter. This subdivision shall
    24  not be construed to prevent any other state  agency  from  posting  data
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05187-01-7

        A. 8344                             2
 
     1  collected  pursuant  to  subdivision one of this section on the agency's
     2  internet web site, in the manner prescribed by this section.
     3    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
     4  it shall have become a law.
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