senate Bill S248A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes policy of equal pay for both sexes and equivalent value of work and directs the taking of corrective action

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Apr 18, 2012 print number 248a
amend (t) and recommit to civil service and pensions
Jan 04, 2012 referred to civil service and pensions
Apr 13, 2011 defeated in civil service and pensions
Feb 28, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to civil service and pensions

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S248 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1780A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§115 & 118, add §119, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5271, A6712

S248 - Summary

Seeks to comply with the federal equal pay act of 1963 by implementing a state policy of compensating employees in state service equally for work of comparable value by eliminating wage inequality in job titles having been segregated by sex, race or national origin; requires the president of the civil service commission to report annually to the legislature and the governor on those segregated titles for which wage disparity exists; mandates governor to appropriate monies to ensure wage disparities are corrected.

S248 - Sponsor Memo

S248 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   248

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Civil  Service  and
  Pensions

AN  ACT  to  amend  the civil service law, in relation to implementing a
  state policy of setting salaries on  the  basis  of  comparability  of
  value of the work

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 115 of the civil service law, as added  by  chapter
790 of the laws of 1958, is amended to read as follows:
  S  115.    Policy  of the state. IT IS THE POLICY OF NEW YORK STATE TO
COMPLY WITH THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF  THE  FEDERAL  "EQUAL  PAY  ACT  OF
1963,"  PUB. L. 88-38 (29 U.S.C. S 206) WHICH REQUIRES THAT EMPLOYEES OF
BOTH SEXES RECEIVE EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK, THE FEDERAL  "CIVIL  RIGHTS
ACT  OF  1964,"  PUB.  L.   88-352 (42 U.S.C. S 2000E-2) WHICH PROHIBITS
DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, AND  NATIONAL  ORIGIN  IN  ALL
TERMS  OF  EMPLOYMENT,  ARTICLE FIFTEEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW AND SECTION
FORTY-C OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LAW, WHICH PROHIBIT  DISCRIMINATION  ON  THE
BASIS  OF  SEX,  RACE  OR  NATIONAL  ORIGIN  IN ALL TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT.
CONSISTENT WITH THESE LAWS, IT IS THE POLICY OF THE STATE  TO  ENSURE  A
FAIR, NON-BIASED WAGE STRUCTURE FOR ITS EMPLOYEES IN WHICH SEX, RACE, OR
NATIONAL  ORIGIN IS NOT A CONSIDERATION EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN
DETERMINING THE PROPER COMPENSATION FOR A TITLE IN STATE SERVICE, NOR IN
DETERMINING THE PAY FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP OF EMPLOYEES.  In  order
to  attract unusual merit and ability to the service of the state of New
York, to stimulate higher efficiency among  the  personnel,  to  provide
skilled leadership in administrative departments, to reward merit and to
insure  to  the  people  and  the taxpayers of the state of New York the
highest return in services for the necessary costs of government, it  is
[hereby declared to be] the policy of the state to provide equal pay for

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S248A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1780A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§115 & 118, add §119, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5271, A6712

S248A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Seeks to comply with the federal equal pay act of 1963 by implementing a state policy of compensating employees in state service equally for work of comparable value by eliminating wage inequality in job titles having been segregated by sex, race or national origin; requires the president of the civil service commission to report annually to the legislature and the governor on those segregated titles for which wage disparity exists; mandates governor to appropriate monies to ensure wage disparities are corrected.

S248A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S248A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 248--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Civil  Service  and
  Pensions -- recommitted to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in  relation  to  implementing  a
  state  policy  of setting salaries on the basis of equivalent value of
  work

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 115 of the civil service law, as added by chapter
790 of the laws of 1958, is amended to read as follows:
  S 115.  Policy of the state. IT IS THE POLICY OF  NEW  YORK  STATE  TO
COMPLY  WITH  THE  LETTER  AND  SPIRIT  OF THE FEDERAL "EQUAL PAY ACT OF
1963," PUB. L. 88-38 (29 U.S.C. S 206) WHICH REQUIRES THAT EMPLOYEES  OF
BOTH  SEXES  RECEIVE EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK, THE FEDERAL "CIVIL RIGHTS
ACT OF 1964," PUB. L.   88-352 (42 U.S.C.  S  2000E-2)  WHICH  PROHIBITS
DISCRIMINATION  ON  THE  BASIS  OF SEX, RACE, AND NATIONAL ORIGIN IN ALL
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT, ARTICLE FIFTEEN OF THE EXECUTIVE  LAW  AND  SECTION
FORTY-C  OF  THE  CIVIL RIGHTS LAW, WHICH PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION ON THE
BASIS OF SEX, RACE OR  NATIONAL  ORIGIN  IN  ALL  TERMS  OF  EMPLOYMENT.
CONSISTENT  WITH  THESE  LAWS, IT IS THE POLICY OF THE STATE TO ENSURE A
FAIR, NON-BIASED WAGE STRUCTURE FOR ITS EMPLOYEES IN WHICH SEX, RACE, OR
NATIONAL ORIGIN IS NOT A CONSIDERATION EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY  IN
DETERMINING THE PROPER WAGES FOR A TITLE IN STATE SERVICE, NOR IN DETER-
MINING  THE  PAY  FOR  ANY  INDIVIDUAL  OR GROUP OF EMPLOYEES.   FOR THE
PURPOSE OF THIS CHAPTER,  THE  TERMS  "WAGES"  AND  WAGE  "RATES"  SHALL
INCLUDE  ALL  COMPENSATION,  IN  ANY  FORM, THAT AN EMPLOYER PROVIDES TO
EMPLOYEES IN PAYMENT FOR WORK DONE OR SERVICES RENDERED,  INCLUDING  BUT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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