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A06137 Summary:

BILL NOA06137
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORMiller M
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §3, Bank L; add §397-b, Gen Bus L; add §24, Soc Serv L; add §313, Ins L
 
Relates to a braille option for all identification cards.
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A06137 Actions:

BILL NOA06137
 
03/10/2021referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
01/05/2022referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
03/21/2022enacting clause stricken
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A06137 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6137
 
SPONSOR: Miller M
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the banking law, the general business law, the social services law and the insurance law, in relation to a braille option for all identifications cards   PURPOSE: Requires a Braille option for all identification cards. Any and all institutions that issue debit, credit, health, or other identification cards shall, upon request, supply a customer with a card that has either all information written in Braille or in both Braille and print.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The Banking Law is amended by adding section 3; the General Business Law is amended by adding section 397-b; the Social Services law is amended by adding section 24 and the Insurance Law is amended by adding section 313.   JUSTIFICATION: Services accessible to the blind and visually impaired are a matter of equal access to all and must comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Most people utilize credit/debit cards on a regular basis. Yet people who are blind/visually impaired are at a disadvantage due to a lack of cards with Braille markings to help them determine which cards they are using. The lack of a Braille marking option is in violation with the ADA, which mandates equal access for all. A blind or visually impaired person has the same right as sighted people to enjoy and use services and conveniences offered by financial institutions or busi- nesses.   PRIOR HISTORY: 2014: A.9598 - referred to consumer affairs and protection 2017-2018: A.6358 - referred to consumer affairs and protection 2019-2020: A.5179 - referred to consumer affairs and protection   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall effect immediately.
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A06137 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6137
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 10, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  M. MILLER  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
        AN ACT to amend the banking law, the general business  law,  the  social
          services  law  and  the insurance law, in relation to a braille option
          for all identifications cards

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  The  banking  law is amended by adding a new section 3 to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 3. Braille option for all identification cards. Any and  all  finan-
     4  cial institutions that issue debit, credit or other identification cards
     5  shall,  upon  request, supply a customer with a card that has either all
     6  information written in braille or in both braille and print.
     7    § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 397-b
     8  to read as follows:
     9    § 397-b. Braille option for all  identification  cards.  Any  and  all
    10  financial  institutions  that issue debit, credit, health or other iden-
    11  tification cards shall, upon request, supply a customer with a card that
    12  has either all information written in braille or  in  both  braille  and
    13  print.
    14    §  3. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 24 to
    15  read as follows:
    16    § 24. Braille option for all identification cards. Any and all  cards,
    17  including, but not limited to identification cards issued by the depart-
    18  ment  shall,  upon  request,  supply  an individual with a card that has
    19  either all information written in braille or in both braille and print.
    20    § 4. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 313 to  read
    21  as follows:
    22    § 313. Braille option for all identification cards. Any and all insti-
    23  tutions  that  issue  health  or  other identification cards shall, upon
    24  request, supply a customer with a card that has either  all  information
    25  written in braille or in both braille and print.
    26    § 5. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08659-01-1
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