|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|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|
senate Bill S5526
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S5526 - Details
S5526 - Summary
Defines "victim of domestic violence"; prohibits employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence.
S5526 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5526 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OF BILL: This bill would prohibit discrimination against victims of domestic violence in employment and provide a limited reasonable accommodation provision. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF BILL: Section 1 of the bill would amend Executive Law §292 by revising its subdivision 34 to better define the term "victim of domestic violence." Section 2 makes a technical change to subdivision 1 of Section 296 of the Executive Law to confirm the prohibition of discrimination in employment against victims of domestic violence in conformity with the new definition in Section 292 of the Executive Law.
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 Subdivision 34 of section 292 of the executive law is REPEALED and a new subdivision 34 is added to read as follows: 34.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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