|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 crime victims, crime and correction|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S968
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S968 - Details
S968 - Summary
Relates to the manner in which certain provisions of the correction law are enforced.
S968 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S968 REVISED 01/10/2011 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the manner through which enforcement proceedings are brought PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that persons illegally discriminated against by a public employer due to a prior criminal conviction unrelated to the employment sought is able to seek redress with the Division of Human Rights. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends the correction law to establish that the provisions of Article 23-A of the· correction law are enforceable by the Division of Human Rights when a person is illegally discriminated against by a public employer. Section two of the bill is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: New York State's Human Rights Law §297 enumerates the remedies available to a person with a claim of unlawful discrimination. This provision states that, "Any person (emphasis added) claiming to
S968 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 968 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, DIAZ, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the manner through which enforcement proceedings are brought THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 755 of the correction law, as added by chapter 931 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows: S 755. Enforcement. [1. In relation to actions by public agencies, the provisions of this article shall be enforceable by a proceeding brought pursuant to article seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules. 2. In relation to actions by private employers, the] THE provisions of this article shall be enforceable by the division of human rights pursu- ant to the powers and procedures set forth in article fifteen of the executive law, and, concurrently, by the New York city commission on human rights; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT THE RIGHT OF A PERSON TO PURSUE ANY LEGAL REMEDY AVAILABLE UNDER ARTICLE FIFTEEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE PROVISION OF LAW. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04619-01-1
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