S06846 Summary:

BILL NO    S06846 

SAME AS    SAME AS A08193

SPONSOR    CARLUCCI

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S20, Soc Serv L; amd S375, V & T L

Requires the office of temporary and disability assistance to promulgate any
rules and regulations necessary to remove the word handicapped from any signs
or means of communication where such word appears; further requires that
anywhere where it is required that the current universal symbol of access of
figure in a wheelchair appear that such signage instead depict a logo with a
dynamic character leaning forward with a sense of movement; applies only to new
signs.
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S06846 Actions:

BILL NO    S06846 

03/19/2014 REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
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S06846 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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S06846 Memo:

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S06846 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         6846

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                    March 19, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

       AN ACT to amend the social services law and the vehicle and traffic law,
         in relation to certain signs relating to accessibility

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1. Section 20 of the social services law is amended by adding
    2  a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
    3    9. THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE SHALL  PROMULGATE
    4  ANY  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  NECESSARY TO REMOVE THE WORD "HANDICAPPED"
    5  FROM ANY SIGNS OR MEANS OF COMMUNICATION WHERE SUCH WORD  APPEARS.  SUCH
    6  OFFICE SHALL FURTHER REQUIRE THAT ANYWHERE WHERE IT IS REQUIRED THAT THE
    7  CURRENT UNIVERSAL SYMBOL OF ACCESS OF FIGURE IN A WHEELCHAIR APPEAR THAT
    8  SUCH  SIGNAGE  FOR  ACCESSIBILITY  INSTEAD  DEPICT A LOGO WITH A DYNAMIC
    9  CHARACTER LEANING FORWARD WITH A SENSE OF MOVEMENT.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
   10  THIS  SUBDIVISION SHALL ONLY APPLY TO ANY NEW SIGNS BEING IMPLEMENTED ON
   11  AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
   12    S 2. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph (b) of subdivision 20 of section  375
   13  of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 242 of the laws of
   14  1992, is amended to read as follows:
   15    (2)  The universal handicapped symbol shall be conspicuously displayed
   16  on the exterior of every omnibus equipped with a wheelchair  lift  which
   17  transports children with disabilities. The commissioner shall promulgate
   18  regulations  regarding  the  size  and  location of such universal hand-
   19  icapped symbol. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  REQUIRE  THAT  ANY  NEW  SIGNAGE
   20  RELATING  TO ACCESSIBILITY IMPLEMENTED ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF
   21  THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO  THOUSAND  FOURTEEN  WHICH  AMENDED  THIS
   22  SUBPARAGRAPH DEPICT A LOGO WITH A DYNAMIC CHARACTER LEANING FORWARD WITH
   23  A SENSE OF MOVEMENT.
   24    S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
   25  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
   26  ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
   27  necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
   28  authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
   29  effective date.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD11777-01-3
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