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|Jan 06, 2010||referred to higher education|
|May 21, 2009||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S5609
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5609 - Details
S5609 - Summary
Directs the state university trustees to promulgate and enforce a sweat-free code of conduct for the licensing and purchase of apparel at colleges and universities of the state university; requires provision in contracts with apparel manufacturers providing for the termination thereof if the manufacturer uses a sweatshop; requires that at least one member of the special task force on the apparel industry be a representative of the state university of New York.
S5609 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5609 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a sweat-free code of conduct for apparel licensed by the colleges and universities of the state university; and to amend the labor law, in relation to the special task force for the apparel industry PURPOSE : The Ethical Business Conduct in Higher Education Act. Directs state university trustees to promulgate and enforce a sweat-free code of conduct for the licensing and purchase of apparel at colleges of state university. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1. The name of the act is The Ethical Business Conduct in Higher Education Act. Section 2 provides for legislative intent. Section 3 amends the education law by adding section 361 to require SUNY to issue rules prohibiting their campuses from affiliating with sweatshops, provides a time line for all campuses to comply, and requires campuses to include "null and void" clauses if their
S5609 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5609 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 21, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a sweat- free code of conduct for apparel licensed by the colleges and univer- sities of the state university; and to amend the labor law, in relation to the special task force for the apparel industry THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "ethical business conduct in higher education act". S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the state university of New York has not responded to decades old requests that its campuses disaffiliate their business relationships with sweatshops in the production and licensing of campus apparel. It is now clear that voluntary action by each campus is no longer an option and that the time has come to require a system-wide set of rules and regulations be put in place by the chancellor and board of trustees of the state university of New York. For years, lawmakers, religious and labor groups have criticized state university campus' affiliations with apparel manufacturers who are indifferent to the fact that workers making university apparel face abusive treatment, excessive working hours, dangerous conditions and wages that are inadequate to meet basic needs. There continues to be a strong demand that all state university campuses diligently adopt sweat-free standards in the purchase of athletic apparel and in the licensing of campus merchandise. Advocates on behalf of working people deplore the repression and exploitation of apparel workers in Latin America and elsewhere in the world. The univer- sities and colleges of the state university of New York should be a model for ethical business conduct, both for their students and the broader public. It is past time for the state university system adminis- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10064-07-9
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