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S06033 Summary:

BILL NOS06033A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A10570
 
SPONSORSAVINO
 
COSPNSRSEPULVEDA
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 467-b, RPT L
 
Relates to providing language access services to individuals relating to the tax abatement program for rent-controlled and rent-regulated property occupied by senior citizens or persons with disabilities.
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S06033 Actions:

BILL NOS06033A
 
05/10/2017REFERRED TO AGING
06/01/2017AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO AGING
06/01/2017PRINT NUMBER 6033A
01/03/2018REFERRED TO AGING
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S06033 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         6033--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                      May 10, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Aging  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  real property tax law, in relation to providing
          language access services to individuals relating to the tax  abatement
          program  for  rent-controlled  and rent-regulated property occupied by
          senior citizens or persons with disabilities
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 467-b of the real property tax law
     2  is amended by adding a new paragraph j to read as follows:
     3    j.  the entity responsible for the administration of the tax abatement
     4  program shall develop and implement a plan to ensure adequate access  to
     5  information  by  individuals  who  have  limited  English proficiency or
     6  otherwise require communication assistance.  Such entity shall:
     7    (1) translate necessary documents, including but not limited to, forms
     8  and instructions provided to or completed by the  program  beneficiaries
     9  or  participants,  into the six most common non-English languages spoken
    10  by individuals with limited-English proficiency in the municipality that
    11  offers this program pursuant to subdivision two of this section;
    12    (2) offer, upon request, interpretation services  between  the  entity
    13  administering  the  program  and  an  individual  in  his or her primary
    14  language with respect to the provision of services or benefits; and
    15    (3) offer, upon request or demonstrated need, services to an  individ-
    16  ual who requires additional assistance due to partial or total deafness,
    17  blindness, speech impediment, or cognitive impairment.
    18    §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    19  the amendments to subdivision 3 of section 467-b of  the  real  property
    20  tax  law made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration
    21  and reversion of such section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09016-03-7
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