S06846 Summary:

Add S101, Exec 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:

05/13/20141ST REPORT CAL.613
05/14/20142ND REPORT CAL.
06/17/2014SUBSTITUTED BY A9934A
 A09934 AMEND=A Rules (Galef)
 05/30/2014referred to governmental operations
 06/03/2014reported referred to rules
 06/05/2014amend (t) and recommit to rules
 06/05/2014print number 9934a
 06/11/2014rules report cal.233
 06/11/2014ordered to third reading rules cal.233
 06/16/2014passed assembly
 06/16/2014delivered to senate
 06/17/2014SUBSTITUTED FOR S6846A
 06/17/20143RD READING CAL.613
 06/17/2014PASSED SENATE
 07/24/2014delivered to governor
 07/25/2014signed chap.190
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S06846 Memo:

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S06846 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            Cal. No. 613
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 19, 2014
        Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Social  Services  --
          reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
          report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
          retaining its place in the order of third reading

        AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law and the vehicle and traffic law, in
          relation to certain signs relating to accessibility and related  rules
          and regulations
          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  101
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  101.  Accessibility,  rules  and  regulations.  1. The secretary of
     4  state, in consultation with any other  state  agency  he  or  she  deems
     5  necessary,  shall  promulgate  any  rules  and  regulations necessary to
     6  remove the word "handicapped" from any signs or other means of  communi-
     7  cation where such word appears.
     8    2. The secretary of state, in consultation with any other state agency

     9  he or she deems necessary, shall promulgate rules and regulations neces-
    10  sary  to require that wherever the current universal symbol of access of
    11  a figure in a wheelchair appears, such symbol  shall  instead  depict  a
    12  logo  with a dynamic character leaning forward with a sense of movement.
    13  Such logo shall be readily identifiable, simply designed with no second-
    14  ary meaning, and provide for equivalent facilitation  and  accessibility
    15  as the current universal symbol of access. The provisions of this subdi-
    16  vision  shall only apply to any new signs being installed or replaced on
    17  and after the effective date of this section.
    18    § 2. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph (b) of subdivision 20 of section  375
    19  of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 242 of the laws of

    20  1992, is amended to read as follows:
    21    (2)  The universal handicapped symbol shall be conspicuously displayed
    22  on the exterior of every omnibus equipped with a wheelchair  lift  which
    23  transports children with disabilities. The commissioner shall promulgate
    24  regulations  regarding  the  size  and  location of such universal hand-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 6846--A                          2
     1  icapped symbol. The commissioner shall  require  that  any  new  signage
     2  relating  to  accessibility installed or replaced on or after the effec-
     3  tive date of the chapter of the laws  of  two  thousand  fourteen  which

     4  amended  this  subparagraph depict the logo promulgated by the secretary
     5  of state pursuant to section one hundred one of the executive law.
     6    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
     7  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
     8  ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
     9  necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
    10  authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
    11  effective date.
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