Bill Text: NY S06321 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires the collection of certain demographic information about the sexual orientation and gender identity by certain state agencies, boards and commissions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-18 - returned to senate [S06321 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06321-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      June 5, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

        AN ACT to  amend  the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
          collection  of  certain demographic information by certain state agen-
          cies, boards and commissions

          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 170-c
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  170-c. Collection of demographic information.  1. Every state agen-
     4  cy, board, or commission that directly or  by  contract  collects  demo-
     5  graphic  data  as  to  the ancestry or ethnic origin of residents of the
     6  state of New York shall use separate  collection  categories  and  tabu-
     7  lations for sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
     8    2.  The  term  "gender  identity  or expression" means having or being
     9  perceived as having a gender identity, self-image, appearance,  behavior
    10  or  expression  whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appear-
    11  ance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally  asso-
    12  ciated with the sex assigned to that person at birth.
    13    3.  The data collected pursuant to the different collection categories
    14  and tabulations described in subdivision one of this  section  shall  be
    15  included  in  every  demographic report on ancestry or ethnic origins of
    16  residents of the state of New  York  by  the  state  agency,  board,  or
    17  commission published or released on or after July first, in the calendar
    18  year  following  the  effective  date of this section. The data shall be
    19  made available to the public in accordance with state and  federal  law,
    20  except  for  personal  identifying  information,  which  shall be deemed
    21  confidential, by posting the data on the internet web site of the agency
    22  on or before July first, in the calendar year  following  the  effective
    23  date  of  this  section, and annually thereafter. This subdivision shall
    24  not be construed to prevent any other state  agency  from  posting  data

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

        S. 6321                             2

     1  collected  pursuant  to  subdivision one of this section on the agency's
     2  internet web site, in the manner prescribed by this section.
     3    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
     4  it shall have become a law.