senate Bill S5316A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Nov 02, 2011 print number 5316a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
May 05, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

Bill Amendments

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Co-Sponsors

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S5316 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7830A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §296-c, Exec L

S5316 - Summary

Prohibits hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status.

S5316 - Sponsor Memo

S5316 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5316

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, GIANARIS,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON,   HUNTLEY,  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,  RIVERA,  SERRANO,
  STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law,  in relation to unlawful hiring
  discrimination by employers, employment agencies and  licensing  agen-
  cies based upon an individual's unemployment status

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  296-c
to read as follows:
  S 296-C. UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES IN RELATION TO LICENSING OR
EMPLOYMENT  AGENCIES;  UNEMPLOYMENT  STATUS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE TERM "UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS"  SHALL  MEAN  BEING  UNEMPLOYED,
HAVING  ACTIVELY  LOOKED FOR EMPLOYMENT DURING THE THEN MOST RECENT FOUR
WEEK PERIOD, AND CURRENTLY BEING AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYMENT.
  2. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER  OR
LICENSING  AGENCY,  BECAUSE  OF  AN INDIVIDUAL'S UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS, TO
REFUSE TO HIRE OR TO EMPLOY OR TO BAR SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR TO DISCRIMINATE
AGAINST SUCH INDIVIDUAL IN COMPENSATION OR IN TERMS, CONDITIONS OR PRIV-
ILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT.
  3. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER  OR
AN  EMPLOYMENT  AGENCY TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY INDIVIDUAL BECAUSE OF
UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS IN RECEIVING, CLASSIFYING,  DISPOSING  OR  OTHERWISE
ACTING  UPON  APPLICATIONS FOR ITS SERVICES OR IN REFERRING AN APPLICANT
OR APPLICANTS TO AN EMPLOYER OR EMPLOYERS.
  4. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER  OR
AN  EMPLOYMENT  AGENCY  TO  PRINT OR CIRCULATE OR CAUSE TO BE PRINTED OR
CIRCULATED ANY STATEMENT, ADVERTISEMENT OR PUBLICATION, OR  TO  USE  ANY
FORM  OF APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT OR TO MAKE ANY INQUIRY IN CONNECTION
WITH PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT, WHICH EXPRESSES DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ANY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10544-03-1

Co-Sponsors

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S5316A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7830A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §296-c, Exec L

S5316A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status.

S5316A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5316A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5316--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DUANE,
  ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, KRUEGER, KRUGER, MONT-
  GOMERY, PARKER, RIVERA, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Investigations and Government Operations -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law,  in relation to unlawful hiring
  discrimination by employers, employment agencies and  licensing  agen-
  cies based upon an individual's unemployment status

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  296-c
to read as follows:
  S 296-C. UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES IN RELATION TO LICENSING OR
EMPLOYMENT  AGENCIES;  UNEMPLOYMENT  STATUS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE TERM "UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS"  SHALL  MEAN  BEING  UNEMPLOYED,
HAVING  ACTIVELY  LOOKED FOR EMPLOYMENT DURING THE THEN MOST RECENT FOUR
WEEK PERIOD, AND CURRENTLY BEING AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYMENT.
  2. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER  OR
LICENSING  AGENCY,  BECAUSE  OF  AN INDIVIDUAL'S UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS, TO
REFUSE TO HIRE OR TO EMPLOY OR TO BAR SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR TO DISCRIMINATE
AGAINST SUCH INDIVIDUAL IN COMPENSATION OR IN TERMS, CONDITIONS OR PRIV-
ILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT.
  3. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER  OR
AN  EMPLOYMENT  AGENCY TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY INDIVIDUAL BECAUSE OF
UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS IN RECEIVING, CLASSIFYING,  DISPOSING  OR  OTHERWISE
ACTING  UPON  APPLICATIONS FOR ITS SERVICES OR IN REFERRING AN APPLICANT
OR APPLICANTS TO AN EMPLOYER OR EMPLOYERS.
  4. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER  OR
AN  EMPLOYMENT  AGENCY  TO  PRINT OR CIRCULATE OR CAUSE TO BE PRINTED OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10544-04-1

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