senate Bill S5951A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides certain civil rights protections for interns

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8201 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2014 signed chap.97
Jul 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1093
substituted for s5951a
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a8201a
Jun 09, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2014 1st report cal.1093
Feb 06, 2014 print number 5951a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Oct 11, 2013 referred to rules

Votes

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Jun 2, 2014 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S5951A
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1
committee
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Aye
1
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2014

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

Bill Amendments

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Co-Sponsors

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S5951 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8201A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §296-c, amd §292, Exec L

S5951 - Summary

Provides certain civil rights protections for interns.

S5951 - Sponsor Memo

S5951 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5951

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, GIPSON, LATIMER, PERALTA -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Rules

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to providing certain
  civil rights protections for interns

  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 RELATING TO INTERNS. 1.  AS
USED IN THIS SECTION:
  A. "INTERN" MEANS A PERSON WHO PERFORMS WORK FOR AN EMPLOYER  FOR  THE
PURPOSE OF TRAINING UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:
  (1)  THE  EMPLOYER  IS NOT COMMITTED TO HIRE THE PERSON PERFORMING THE
WORK AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TRAINING PERIOD;
  (2) THE EMPLOYER AND THE PERSON PERFORMING THE WORK AGREE  IN  WRITING
THAT  THE  PERSON  PERFORMING  THE WORK IS NOT ENTITLED TO WAGES FOR THE
WORK PERFORMED; AND
  (3) THE WORK PERFORMED:
  (A) SUPPLEMENTS TRAINING GIVEN IN AN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT THAT  MAY
ENHANCE THE EMPLOYABILITY OF THE INTERN;
  (B)  PROVIDES  EXPERIENCE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PERSON PERFORMING THE
WORK;
  (C) DOES NOT DISPLACE REGULAR EMPLOYEES;
  (D) IS PERFORMED UNDER THE CLOSE SUPERVISION OF EXISTING STAFF; AND
  (E) PROVIDES NO IMMEDIATE ADVANTAGE  TO  THE  EMPLOYER  PROVIDING  THE
TRAINING AND MAY OCCASIONALLY IMPEDE THE OPERATIONS OF THE EMPLOYER.
  B. "EMPLOYER" MEANS ANY PERSON WHO, IN THIS STATE, PROVIDES AN INTERN-
SHIP  POSITION  OR  IS  IN  AN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP WITH AN INTERN AS
DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  2. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER TO:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11709-02-3

Co-Sponsors

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S5951A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8201A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §296-c, amd §292, Exec L

S5951A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides certain civil rights protections for interns.

S5951A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5951A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5951--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER, AVELLA, DILAN, GIPSON, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY,
  LATIMER, PERALTA, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Rules -- recommitted to
  the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations  in  accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to providing certain
  civil rights protections for interns

  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 RELATING TO INTERNS. 1.  AS
USED  IN  THIS SECTION, "INTERN" MEANS A PERSON WHO PERFORMS WORK FOR AN
EMPLOYER FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAINING UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:
  A. THE EMPLOYER IS NOT COMMITTED TO HIRE  THE  PERSON  PERFORMING  THE
WORK AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TRAINING PERIOD;
  B.  THE  EMPLOYER  AND  THE  PERSON PERFORMING THE WORK AGREE THAT THE
PERSON PERFORMING THE WORK  IS  NOT  ENTITLED  TO  WAGES  FOR  THE  WORK
PERFORMED; AND
  C. THE WORK PERFORMED:
  (1) PROVIDES OR SUPPLEMENTS TRAINING THAT MAY ENHANCE THE EMPLOYABILI-
TY OF THE INTERN;
  (2)  PROVIDES  EXPERIENCE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PERSON PERFORMING THE
WORK;
  (3) DOES NOT DISPLACE REGULAR EMPLOYEES; AND
  (4) IS PERFORMED UNDER THE CLOSE SUPERVISION OF EXISTING STAFF.
  2. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER TO:
  A. REFUSE TO HIRE OR EMPLOY OR TO BAR OR TO DISCHARGE FROM  INTERNSHIP
AN INTERN OR TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST SUCH INTERN IN TERMS, CONDITIONS OR
PRIVILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT AS AN INTERN BECAUSE OF THE INTERN'S AGE, RACE,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11709-06-4

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