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Committee: Legal Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

Report regarding A.5788/S.4317 which would amend definition of guide, hearing and service animal under State law (Reissued June 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Service Animals

Disability Housing Rights and Building Codes of New York (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Housing Discrimination

Report urging legislation to require taxicab accessibility in New York City (January 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Disabilities

Proposed amendments to State law definitions of guide, hearing and service dogs (Reissued January 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Service Animals

Letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission commenting on the Commission’s Proposed Rulemaking to revise its Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) regulations and interpretive guidance – RIN 3046-AA85 (November 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Americans with Disabilities Act

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (November 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Disabilities

Report on The Medicare Independent Living Act of 2007 (H.R.1809) which would provide Medicare coverage of power wheelchairs for use outside the home (February 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Disabilities

Best Practices Guidelines for Employer Interviewing Job Candidates with Disabilities ( PDF format )
Subject area: Disabilities

Website Accessibility for People With Disabilities ( PDF format )
Subject area: Disabilities

Ensuring Accessibility for People with Disabilities in the Wake of Katrina and of Other Natural and Man-Made Disasters ( PDF format )
Subject area: Accessibility

Report supporting S.7469/A.10071 (“P.J.’s law”) which would require school-bus drivers and attendants transporting children with disabilities to complete training in children’s special needs ( PDF format )
Subject area: Children with Disabilities

Statement regarding New York's failure to comply with sections 301 and 303(a) of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) which call for the creation of a computerized statewide voter registration list and the development of and implementation of voting systems standards including standards for accessibility for voters with disabilities ( PDF format )
Subject area: HAVA

Amicus Brief: Polan v. State of New York Insurance Department (New York State Court of Appeals, May 2004) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Mental Disabilities

Letter to the Legislature Urging the Consideration of Access for People With Disabilities, Poll Working Training and Public Education as they Implement the Help America Vote Act in New York State ( PDF format )
Subject area: Voting

Comments on the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ( PDF format )
Subject area: Disabilities

Comments on the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ( PDF format )
Subject area: Education