STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
February 2, 2023
Introduced by M. of A. JENSEN -- read once and referred to the Committee
on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development
AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to requiring certain
handicap accessible playground equipment for children with disabili-
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by adding a new section
2 79-r to read as follows:
3 § 79-r. Handicap accessible playground equipment. Pursuant to section
4 forty of this chapter, all state parks with a playground shall contain
5 one swing set which is accessible to children with a disability for
6 their use and enjoyment. The handicap accessible swing set must include
7 a wheelchair accessible platform swing and a high backed full support
8 seat. For the purposes of this section the term "disability" shall have
9 the same meaning as defined in section two hundred ninety-two of the
10 executive law. To the extent practicable, such accessible playground
11 equipment shall be incorporated into the layout of the existing play-
12 ground or proposed playground plan.
13 § 2. This act shall take effect December 31, 2025.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.