senate Bill S6183

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Grants employees of employers, which provide services pursuant to the mental hygiene law, protection from retaliatory actions for the reporting of certain violations

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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 signed chap.492
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.458
substituted for s6183
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a7909
May 05, 2014 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2014 2nd report cal.
Apr 29, 2014 1st report cal.458
Jan 08, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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Apr 29, 2014 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Apr 29, 2014

S6183 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7909
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง13.41, 7.45 & 19.43, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A7909

S6183 - Bill Texts

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Grants employees of employers, which provide services pursuant to the mental hygiene law, protection from retaliatory actions for the reporting of certain violations.

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BILL NUMBER:S6183

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to
providing protections to mental hygiene employees from retaliatory
actions from employers

PURPOSE:

To ensure that employees of mental hygiene providers are protected
from employer retaliation for reported abuse, neglect, or maltreatment
to authorities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill provides employee protection from employer
retaliation pursuant to the labor law for employees of the Office of
People with Developmental Disabilities programs.

Section 2 of the bill provides employee protection from employer
retaliation pursuant to the labor law for employees of Office of
Mental Health programs.

Section 3 of the bill provides employee protection from employer
retaliation pursuant to the labor law for employees of Office of
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services programs.

JUSTIFICATION:

Recently, there have been reports of Mental Hygiene direct care
workers losing employment, being demoted; or suffering other
retaliatory actions simply for reporting abuse, neglect, and
maltreatment to authorities. Employees should not have to fear losing
employment for reporting conditions that are harmful to service
recipients. This bill will ensure that such employees be protected
from employer retaliation in such instances.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:.

Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6183

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend  the  mental  hygiene  law,  in  relation  to  providing
  protections  to mental hygiene employees from retaliatory actions from
  employers

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

  Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
13.41 to read as follows:
S 13.41 RETALIATORY PERSONNEL ACTIONS.
  EMPLOYEES OF FACILITIES, PROGRAMS AND  PROVIDERS  OPERATED,  LICENSED,
CERTIFIED, AUTHORIZED OR FUNDED BY THE OFFICE SHALL HAVE PROTECTION FROM
RETALIATORY  ACTION  FROM  EMPLOYERS  AS  PROVIDED FOR IN SECTIONS SEVEN
HUNDRED FORTY AND SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE LABOR LAW.
  S 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 7.45 to
read as follows:
S 7.45 RETALIATORY PERSONNEL ACTIONS.
  EMPLOYEES OF FACILITIES, PROGRAMS AND  PROVIDERS  OPERATED,  LICENSED,
CERTIFIED, AUTHORIZED OR FUNDED BY THE OFFICE SHALL HAVE PROTECTION FROM
RETALIATORY  ACTION  FROM  EMPLOYERS  AS  PROVIDED FOR IN SECTIONS SEVEN
HUNDRED FORTY AND SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE LABOR LAW.
  S 3. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new  section  19.43
to read as follows:
S 19.43 RETALIATORY PERSONNEL ACTIONS.
  EMPLOYEES  OF  FACILITIES,  PROGRAMS AND PROVIDERS OPERATED, LICENSED,
CERTIFIED, AUTHORIZED OR FUNDED BY THE OFFICE SHALL HAVE PROTECTION FROM
RETALIATORY ACTION FROM EMPLOYERS AS  PROVIDED  FOR  IN  SECTIONS  SEVEN
HUNDRED FORTY AND SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE LABOR LAW.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11428-01-3

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