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A08742 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8742
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 11, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. NIOU -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the state technology law, in relation to  requiring  the
          office  of information technology services to cooperate with all state
          agencies in the implementation of language translation technology
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 8-a of section 103 of the state technology law,
     2  as amended by a chapter of the laws of 2021 amending the state technolo-
     3  gy  law  relating  to  requiring  the  office  of information technology
     4  services to cooperate with all state agencies in the  implementation  of
     5  language  translation  technology,  as  proposed  in  legislative  bills
     6  numbers S. 4716-A and A. 6215-A, is amended to read as follows:
     7    8-a. (a) To advise and assist state agencies in the implementation  of
     8  language  translation  technology  on  state  agency websites containing
     9  information about the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") or programs,  bene-
    10  fits  or  services related to COVID-19 within [thirty] sixty days of the
    11  effective date of this subdivision; and on  all  state  agency  websites
    12  within  [ninety  days] six months of the effective date of this subdivi-
    13  sion.
    14    (b) Such language translation technology shall, at  a  minimum,  allow
    15  users  to  translate the text of state agency websites into at least the
    16  twelve most common non-English  languages  spoken  by  individuals  with
    17  limited-English  proficiency  in  the state of New York, based on United
    18  States census data.
    19    (c) As used in this subdivision, the term "state agency website" shall
    20  mean an internet website operated by or for a state  agency.  Such  term
    21  shall  include  those  websites  operated on behalf of state agencies by
    22  other public or private entities, but shall not include any portions  of
    23  the internet outside the control of the state agency.
    24    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
    25  manner as a chapter of the laws of 2021 amending  the  state  technology
    26  law  relating to requiring the office of information technology services
    27  to cooperate with all state agencies in the implementation  of  language
    28  translation  technology,  as  proposed  in  legislative bills numbers S.
    29  4716-A and A. 6215-A, takes effect.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09265-05-2
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