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A00609 Summary:

COSPNSRSayegh, Gottfried, Cruz, Cook, Simon, Reyes, Niou, Darling
Amd §2611, Pub Auth L
Requires the Olympic regional development authority, in consultation with the department of environmental conservation and division of human rights to develop an anti-bias and inclusion training to be completed by employees of such agencies annually.
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A00609 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 6, 2021
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. CARROLL, SAYEGH, GOTTFRIED, CRUZ, COOK, SIMON,
          REYES, NIOU, DARLING -- read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on
          Labor  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended, ordered reprinted as
          amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
          Olympic regional  development  authority,  in  consultation  with  the
          department  of environmental conservation and division of human rights
          to develop an anti-bias and inclusion training program
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.    Subdivisions  15  and  16 of section 2611 of the public
     2  authorities law, subdivision 15 as amended by section 3  of  part  C  of
     3  chapter  60  of  the laws of 2012 and subdivision 16 as added by chapter
     4  404 of the laws of 1981 and as renumbered by chapter 38 of the  laws  of
     5  1987, are amended and a new subdivision 17 is added to read as follows:
     6    15.  To  procure insurance against any loss or liability in connection
     7  with the use, management, maintenance and operation of the participating
     8  olympic facilities and/or Belleayre Mountain ski center, in such amounts
     9  and from such insurers, subject to public bidding as it deems desirable;
    10  [and]
    11    16. To do all things necessary, convenient or desirable to  carry  out
    12  its  purposes  and for the exercise of the powers granted in this title;
    13  and
    14    17. To develop, in consultation with the department  of  environmental
    15  conservation  and  the division of human rights, an anti-bias and inclu-
    16  sion training program for all employees of the Olympic regional develop-
    17  ment authority, the department of environmental  conservation,  and  all
    18  private  contractors  working for the state at such agencies, working in
    19  tourist accommodations or tourist attractions in Adirondack park.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (a) For purposes of this subdivision the following  terms  shall  have
     2  the following meanings ascribed to them:
     3    (i)  The  term "Adirondack park" shall mean land lying within the area
     4  described in subdivision one of section 9-0101 of environmental  conser-
     5  vation law including any future amendments thereto.
     6    (ii)  The  term  "tourist  accommodation" shall mean any hotel, motel,
     7  resort, tourist cabin, state-owned campground or  campsite,  or  similar
     8  facility designed to house the general public.
     9    (iii)  The  term  "tourist  attraction" shall mean (i) any man-made or
    10  natural place of interest open to the general public  for  which  admit-
    11  tance fee is usually charged, including but not limited to animal farms,
    12  amusement  parks, replicas of real or fictional places, things or people
    13  and natural geological formations; and (ii) any natural  attraction  for
    14  which  no  admittance  fee is charged, including but not limited to, the
    15  forest preserve lands.
    16    (b) All employees and private contractors described in  this  subdivi-
    17  sion  shall  complete  a minimum of thirty minutes of such anti-bias and
    18  inclusion training program annually.
    19    (c) Such anti-bias and inclusion training program shall  include,  but
    20  shall  not  be  limited  to: (i) general discussions about diversity and
    21  bias, including unconscious bias; (ii) tools to create an inclusive  and
    22  respectful   work  environment;  (iii)  examination  of  employee's  own
    23  personal biases; and (iv) identification of ways to respond to discrimi-
    24  nation and bias.
    25    (d) The division of human rights may promulgate rules and  regulations
    26  as  necessary  for  the  purposes of carrying out the provisions of this
    27  subdivision.
    28    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    29  have become a law.
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