senate Bill S3385

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to domestic violence

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
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S3385 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A898
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §292 sub 34, amd §296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5526, A2348A
2009-2010: A9018A

S3385 - Summary

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

S3385 - Sponsor Memo

S3385 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3385

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi-
  gations 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REPEALED and a new subdivision 34 is added to read as follows: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.
                                                           LBD03699-01-3

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