senate Bill S5526

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to domestic violence; repealer

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
May 31, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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S5526 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2348A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §292 sub 34, amd §296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A9018A

S5526 - Summary

Defines "victim of domestic violence"; prohibits employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence.

S5526 - Sponsor Memo

S5526 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5526

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 31, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- 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 prohibiting employers
  from discriminating against  victims  of  domestic  violence;  and  to
  repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 34 of section 292  of  the  executive  law  is
REPEALED and a new subdivision 34 is added to read as follows:
  34. THE TERM "VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING
AS  IS ASCRIBED TO SUCH TERM BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-A OF THE
SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 296  of  the  executive
law, as amended by chapter 80 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as
follows:
  (a)  For  an  employer or licensing agency, because of an individual's
age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual  orientation,  military
status,  sex,  disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital
status, or STATUS AS A VICTIM OF domestic violence [victim  status],  to
refuse  to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment such
individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or
in terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
  S 3. Section 296 of the executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20. (A) IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOY-
ER  OR  LICENSING AGENCY, BECAUSE OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S STATUS AS A VICTIM
OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, TO REFUSE TO HIRE OR EMPLOY OR LICENSE OR  TO  BAR
OR  TO  DISCHARGE  FROM  EMPLOYMENT  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL OR TO DISCRIMINATE
AGAINST SUCH INDIVIDUAL IN COMPENSATION OR IN TERMS, CONDITIONS OR PRIV-
ILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06921-06-1

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