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S01827 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 17, 2023
        Introduced  by  Sen. MATTERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabilities
        AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to  requiring  certain
          handicap  accessible  playground equipment for children with disabili-

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  civil  rights law is amended by adding a new section
     2  79-r to read as follows:
     3    § 79-r. Handicap accessible playground equipment. Pursuant to  section
     4  forty  of  this chapter, all state parks with a playground shall contain
     5  one swing set which is accessible to  children  with  a  disability  for
     6  their  use and enjoyment. The handicap accessible swing set must include
     7  a wheelchair accessible platform swing and a high  backed  full  support
     8  seat.  For the purposes of this section the term "disability" shall have
     9  the  same  meaning  as  defined in section two hundred ninety-two of the
    10  executive law. To the extent  practicable,  such  accessible  playground
    11  equipment  shall  be  incorporated into the layout of the existing play-
    12  ground or proposed playground plan.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect December 31, 2025.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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