(AP/WHAM1180) Albany N.Y.- New York's Legislature has passed a bill that would alter the well know blue signs.

The State Senate has passed a measure that would alter the traditional image of a static wheelchair bound character used on ramps and accessible parking to show the character in motion.

Sponsoring Sen. David Carlucci, a Westchester County Democrat, says the term handicapped is outdated and offensive. The bill would prohibit the word handicapped from being displayed on signs.

The legislation, which has already passed in the Assembly, would only apply to signs installed going forward.

It is now off to the Governor for his signature.