July 27, 2015

Governor Cuomo is honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) by signing a bill which would incorporate Title II of the ADA into New York State Human Rights law. Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by government entities. The New York State Human Rights Law includes some, but not all, of the ADA's protections for people with disabilities. This causes needless confusion for government officials in attempting to comply with both statutes.

"Enactment of A.136/S.1405 reinforces the State's commitment to the ADA by adding Title II language to State statute, further clarifying the obligations of government officials and strengthening the civil rights protections for people with disabilities" stated Lindsay Miller, Executive Director of the New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL).

Read the complete release here: