N.Y. General Construction Law Section 22
Gender


Whenever words of the masculine or feminine gender appear in any law, rule, regulation, or resolution unless the sense of the sentence indicates otherwise, they shall be deemed to refer to persons of any gender. This construction shall apply to gender indicative suffixes or prefixes as well as to gender indicative words. Whenever the reference is to a corporation, board, body, group, organization or other entity comprising more than one person or to an assemblage of persons or to an inanimate object the reference shall be construed to be neutral in gender. Hereafter, in any law, rule, regulation, or resolution, gendered terms shall not be used and gender-neutral terms, including but not limited to “they”, “them” and “theirs”, shall be used in substitution therefor and with the same force and effect; provided, however, if any such law, rule, regulation, or resolution is in reference to a specific person, the language referring to such person shall be gendered in accordance with the gender identity of such person.

Source: Section 22 — Gender, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GCN/22 (updated Feb. 16, 2024; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

10
Acknowledge and acknowledgment
11
Acknowledgment or proof of instrument
11‑A
Acquisition
11‑B
Appropriation
12
Affidavit
13
Adjournment of meeting
13‑A
Armed forces of the United States
13‑B
Board of supervisors
14
Bond and undertaking
15
Chattels
16
Choose
16‑A
Civil action
16‑B
Condemnation
17
Criminal code
18
Consolidated laws
18‑A
Criminal action
19
Day, calendar
20
Day, computation
20‑A
Distinct parcel
22
Gender
23
Heretofore and hereafter
24
Public holidays
24‑A
Closing of banking organizations on Saturday
25
Public holiday, Saturday or Sunday in contractual obligations
25‑A
Public holiday, Saturday or Sunday in statutes
25‑B
Injury to property
25‑C
Investment in bond and mortgage or note and mortgage
26
Judge
26‑A
Judgment creditor
26‑B
Just compensation as including loss of mortgage financing
27
Last, preceding, next and following
28
Mental disability, mental illness, developmental disability, addictive disorder and addiction disorder
28‑A
Mandate
28‑B
Magistrate
28‑C
Down’s syndrome
29
Men
30
Month, computation
31
Month in statute, contract and public or private instrument
32
Municipal officers
33
Notice
33‑A
Notify
34
Now
35
Number, singular and plural
36
Oath, affidavit and swear
37
Person
37‑A
Personal injury
37‑B
Population
38
Property
39
Property, personal
40
Property, real
41
Quorum and majority
41‑A
Recital in record of meeting as evidence
42
Register of county
43
Seal of court, public officer or corporation
44
Seal, private
44‑A
Seal on written instrument
45
Seal, private as corporate seal
46
Signature
47
State
47‑A
Superintendent of schools
48
Tense, present
49
Territory
50
Time, computation
51
Time, night
52
Time, standard
53
Time, use of standard
53‑A
Trial juror
54
Village
55
Women
56
Writing and written
57
Year, common and leap
58
Year in statute, contract and public or private instrument
59
Bastard
60
Newspapers
61
Date for determining last completed assessment rolls
62
Size of type

Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Feb. 16, 2024

§ 22’s source at nysenate​.gov

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