senate Bill S4932

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to workplace violence

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Jan 31, 2012 reported and committed to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 04, 2012 referred to labor
May 02, 2011 referred to labor

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Jan 31, 2012 - Labor committee Vote

S4932
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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S4932 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6160A
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง44, Lab L

S4932 - Bill Texts

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Enacts "Joanne's law"; requires notification of actions of perpetrator of crime in workplace to the workplace.

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BILL NUMBER:S4932

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the labor law, in relation to enacting "Joanne's law"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Requires notification of actions of perpetrator of crime in workplace
to former employer or workplace.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
A new section 44 is added to the labor law to require that employers
or workplaces are notified if former employees or visitors whom were
convicted of violent acts in those workplaces are released from
incarceration or violate their probation or parole.

JUSTIFICATION:
The purpose of this bill is to notify an employer or workplace when a
former employee is released from incarceration or has violated
his/her probation or parole, if they committed a crime in that
workplace.

This bill would safeguard employers and employees from potential
retaliation from former employees who have committed workplace
violence or crimes in the workplace. Notifying an employer would
enable a workplace to take the proper measures or precautions to
protect themselves and their employees.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: A.11557 (Rules) Christensen, Referred to Labor.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  4932

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to enacting "Joanne's law"

  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
"Joanne's law".
  S 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 44  to  read  as
follows:
  S  44. NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONS OF CRIME PERPETRATORS. THE CORRECTIONAL
OR PROBATIONAL AUTHORITIES HAVING  JURISDICTION  OF  A  PERSON  WHO  HAS
COMMITTED  A  CRIME  IN  A  WORKPLACE SHALL NOTIFY THE WORKPLACE IF SUCH
PERSON IS RELEASED FROM INCARCERATION OR HAS VIOLATED THE PROVISIONS  OF
HIS OR HER PROBATION OR PAROLE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06915-10-1

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