Requires the collection of certain demographic information about the sexual orientation and gender identity by certain state agencies, boards and commissions.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the collection of certain demographic information by certain state agencies, boards and commissions
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To keep a more accurate and relevant public record of populations by sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in the State of New York.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Every state agency, board, or commission that directly collects data on ethnic origin for residents of the state of New York would use separate categories for a number of New Yorkers by sexual orientation and gender identity.
While gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and those of non-comforming gender identity or expression in this state share geographical and cultural commonalities, they also experience diverse social, educational, health, and economic differences that are unique to their life experiences. Given the diversity of the population, separating data for these areas of the population and making the data publicly accessible are critical for enhancing our state's understanding of the needs and experiences of these communities.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
To be determined.
This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day alter it becomes law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7319 IN SENATE May 12, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance 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: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 170-c to read as follows: S 170-C. COLLECTION OF DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION. 1. EVERY STATE AGEN- CY, BOARD, OR COMMISSION THAT DIRECTLY OR BY CONTRACT COLLECTS DEMO- GRAPHIC DATA AS TO THE ANCESTRY OR ETHNIC ORIGIN OF RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL USE SEPARATE COLLECTION CATEGORIES AND TABU- LATIONS FOR SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION. 2. THE TERM "GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION" MEANS HAVING OR BEING PERCEIVED AS HAVING A GENDER IDENTITY, SELF-IMAGE, APPEARANCE, BEHAVIOR OR EXPRESSION WHETHER OR NOT THAT GENDER IDENTITY, SELF-IMAGE, APPEAR- ANCE, BEHAVIOR OR EXPRESSION IS DIFFERENT FROM THAT TRADITIONALLY ASSO- CIATED WITH THE SEX ASSIGNED TO THAT PERSON AT BIRTH. 3. THE DATA COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THE DIFFERENT COLLECTION CATEGORIES AND TABULATIONS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE INCLUDED IN EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC REPORT ON ANCESTRY OR ETHNIC ORIGINS OF RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE STATE AGENCY, BOARD, OR COMMISSION PUBLISHED OR RELEASED ON OR AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN. THE DATA SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL LAW, EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, WHICH SHALL BE DEEMED CONFIDENTIAL, BY POSTING THE DATA ON THE INTERNET WEB SITE OF THE AGENCY ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER. THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO PREVENT ANY OTHER STATE AGENCY FROM POSTING DATA COLLECTED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION ON THE AGENCY'S INTERNET WEB SITE, IN THE MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10907-04-4