senate Bill S1491

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York state fair pay act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 28, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Mar 10, 2014 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 08, 2014 referred to labor
Apr 15, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Feb 26, 2013 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 09, 2013 referred to labor

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S1491 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5958
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21 §§750 - 756, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2200A, A6130A
2009-2010: S955, A3911

S1491 - Summary

Enacts the "New York State fair pay act"; provides that it shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate between employees on the basis of sex, race and/or national origin by paying different wages.

S1491 - Sponsor Memo

S1491 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1491

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER, ADAMS, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, DIAZ, GIANARIS,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, RIVERA, STAVI-
  SKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN  ACT  to  amend  the labor law, in relation to enacting the "New York
  state fair pay act"

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

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 21 to read
as follows:
                               ARTICLE 21
                       NEW YORK STATE FAIR PAY ACT
SECTION 750. SHORT TITLE.
        751. FINDINGS AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.
        752. DEFINITIONS.
        753. PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN WAGES.
        754. OTHER PROHIBITED ACTS.
        755. REMEDIES AND ENFORCEMENT.
        756. REGULATIONS.
  S  750.  SHORT  TITLE. THIS ACT SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE
"NEW YORK STATE FAIR PAY ACT".
  S 751. FINDINGS AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. (A)  THE  LEGISLATURE  FINDS
THE FOLLOWING:
  (1)  DESPITE  FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS BANNING DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOY-
MENT AND PAY, IN BOTH THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR, WAGE  DIFFERENTIALS
PERSIST  BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN AND BETWEEN MINORITIES AND NON-MINORITIES
IN THE SAME JOBS AND IN JOBS THAT ARE DISSIMILAR BUT THAT REQUIRE EQUIV-
ALENT COMPOSITES OF SKILL, EFFORT,  RESPONSIBILITY  AND  WORKING  CONDI-
TIONS;
  (2) THE EXISTENCE OF SUCH WAGE DIFFERENTIALS--

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

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