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File #: Res 1457-2000    Version: * Name: Americans with Disabilities Act, 10th Anniversary
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 7/27/2000
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution honoring the 10 year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and in particular, reaffirming the New York City Council's recognition of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act as vital to the continued progress of disabled New Yorkers.
Sponsors: Peter F. Vallone, Christine C. Quinn, Gifford Miller, Stephen DiBrienza, Herbert E. Berman, Una Clarke, Martin Malave-Dilan, June M. Eisland, Pedro G. Espada, Kenneth K. Fisher, Wendell Foster, Kathryn E. Freed, Julia Harrison, Lloyd Henry, Karen Koslowitz, Sheldon S. Leffler, Guillermo Linares, Helen M. Marshall, Walter L. McCaffrey, Stanley E. Michels, Michael C. Nelson, Jerome X. O'Donovan, Bill Perkins, Jose Rivera, Angel Rodriguez, Archie W. Spigner, Lawrence A. Warden, Mark Green, Michael J. Abel
Council Member Sponsors: 29
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7/27/2000*Peter F. Vallone City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/27/2000*Peter F. Vallone City Council Introduced by Council, IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1457 Title Resolution honoring the 10 year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and in particular, reaffirming the New York City Council's recognition of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act as vital to the continued progress of disabled New Yorkers. Body By the Speaker (Council Member Vallone) and Council Members Quinn, Miller, DiBrienza, Berman, Clarke, Malave-Dilan, Eisland, Espada, Fisher, Foster, Freed, Harrison, Henry, Koslowitz, Leffler, Linares, Marshall, McCaffrey, Michels, Nelson, O'Donovan, Perkins, Rivera, Rodriguez, Spigner, Warden, the Public Advocate (Mr. Green) and Abel Whereas, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the "ADA") protects the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities to participate in all aspects of our society; and Whereas, There are over 2.5 million people with disabilities in the State of New York; and Whereas, In particular, Title II of the ADA was enacted to ensure access for the disabled to public services including public programs and transportation; and Whereas, According to an investigative report published by the New York State Assembly Task Force on People with Disabilities, while much has been accomplished in providing disabled New Yorkers access to public services, people with disabilities still face barriers to such services; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York honors the 10 year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and in particular, reaffirms its recognition of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act as vital to the continued progress of disabled New Yorkers.