Bill S800-2013

Provides for any appropriation of state moneys made to an athletic sports team to be matched and appropriated to a comparable sports team of the opposite sex

Provides that for any appropriation of state moneys made to an athletic sports team or sports organization in the state of New York, the state shall make an equal appropriation of state money matching such appropriation to a comparable sports team of the opposite sex.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

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BILL NUMBER:S800

TITLE OF BILL: An act providing for sex equity in moneys appropriated by the state for athletic sports teams or sports organizations

PURPOSE: To provide equal funding to athletic teams and organization regardless of sex.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One states: The purpose of this legislation is to ensure equal funding for all persons on athletic sports teams or sport organizations, regardless of sex. The state would ensure the opportunity to compete and provide for equal access of equipment, facilities, supplies, uniforms, travel opportunities and allowances.

Section Two states that all appropriations of state moneys shall be equally matched and appropriated to a comparable sports team or sports organization in the state of New York of the opposite sex.

JUSTIFICATION: It is only fair and just that when the State of New York appropriates moneys to sports teams and organizations that it provide equal funding to similar teams or organizations of the opposite sex.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.3358 Died in Cultural Affairs & Tourism 2007-08: S.1834 Died in Senate Tourism Committee 2005-06: S.5951 Died in Senate Rules Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 800 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation AN ACT providing for sex equity in moneys appropriated by the state for athletic sports teams or sports organizations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The purpose of this legislation is to ensure equal funding for all persons on athletic sports teams or sports organizations, regardless of their sex. Upon the equal funding of athletic sports teams or sports organizations, regardless of their sex, the state would ensure the opportunity to compete and provide for equal access of equipment, facilities, supplies, uniforms, travel opportu- nities and allowances. S 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon the appropri- ation of state moneys to an athletic sports team or sports organization in the state of New York, such appropriation of state moneys shall be equally matched and appropriated to a comparable sports team or sports organization in the state of New York of the opposite sex. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all moneys appropriated on or after the effective date of this act.

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