senate Bill S2709A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the prohibition of discrimination based on an individual's or a dependent's reproductive health decision making

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 03, 2016 reported and committed to insurance
Mar 07, 2016 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 06, 2016 referred to labor
Jun 02, 2015 print number 2709a
Jun 02, 2015 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 28, 2015 referred to labor

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May 3, 2016 - Labor committee Vote

S2709A
9
2
committee
9
Aye
2
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Labor Committee Vote: May 3, 2016

nay (2)

Co-Sponsors

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S2709 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1142
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §203-e, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6578, A8769
2017-2018: S3791, A566
2019-2020: S660, A584

S2709 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the prohibition of discrimination based on an individual's or a dependent's reproductive health decision making.

S2709 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2709 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2709

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  HOYLMAN, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, SAVINO, SERRANO, STAVI-
  SKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be  commit-
  ted to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to discrimination based on an
  employee's or a dependent's reproductive health decision making

  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 section  203-e  to
read as follows:
  S  203-E.  PROHIBITION  OF  DISCRIMINATION BASED ON AN EMPLOYEE'S OR A
DEPENDENT'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH DECISION MAKING. 1. AN EMPLOYER SHALL BE
PROHIBITED FROM ACCESSING AN EMPLOYEE'S PERSONAL  INFORMATION  REGARDING
THE  EMPLOYEE'S  OR THE EMPLOYEE'S DEPENDENT'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH DECI-
SION MAKING, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DECISION TO USE OR ACCESS
A PARTICULAR DRUG, DEVICE OR  MEDICAL  SERVICE  WITHOUT  THE  EMPLOYEE'S
PRIOR INFORMED AFFIRMATIVE WRITTEN CONSENT.
  2. AN EMPLOYER SHALL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE WITH RESPECT
TO  COMPENSATION, TERMS, CONDITIONS, OR PRIVILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE
OF OR ON THE BASIS OF THE EMPLOYEE'S OR DEPENDENT'S REPRODUCTIVE  HEALTH
DECISION  MAKING,  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO, A DECISION TO USE OR
ACCESS A PARTICULAR DRUG, DEVICE OR MEDICAL SERVICE, OR BECAUSE OF OR ON
THE BASIS OF AN EMPLOYER'S PERSONAL BELIEFS ABOUT SUCH SERVICES.
  3. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT ANY  RIGHTS  OF
AN  EMPLOYEE  PROVIDED  THROUGH ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW OR COLLECTIVE
BARGAINING UNIT.
  4. AN EMPLOYEE MAY BRING A CIVIL ACTION  IN  ANY  COURT  OF  COMPETENT
JURISDICTION AGAINST AN EMPLOYER ALLEGED TO HAVE VIOLATED THE PROVISIONS
OF  THIS  SECTION.  IN  ANY  CIVIL  ACTION  ALLEGING A VIOLATION OF THIS
SECTION, THE COURT MAY:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03614-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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S2709A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1142
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §203-e, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6578, A8769
2017-2018: S3791, A566
2019-2020: S660, A584

S2709A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the prohibition of discrimination based on an individual's or a dependent's reproductive health decision making.

S2709A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2709A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2709--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  HOYLMAN, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAVINO,  SERRA-
  NO,  SQUADRON,  STAVISKY  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Labor  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to discrimination based on an
  employee's or a dependent's reproductive health decision making

  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 section  203-e  to
read as follows:
  S  203-E.  PROHIBITION  OF  DISCRIMINATION BASED ON AN EMPLOYEE'S OR A
DEPENDENT'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH DECISION MAKING. 1. AN EMPLOYER SHALL BE
PROHIBITED FROM ACCESSING AN EMPLOYEE'S PERSONAL  INFORMATION  REGARDING
THE  EMPLOYEE'S  OR THE EMPLOYEE'S DEPENDENT'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH DECI-
SION MAKING, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DECISION TO USE OR ACCESS
A PARTICULAR DRUG, DEVICE OR  MEDICAL  SERVICE  WITHOUT  THE  EMPLOYEE'S
PRIOR INFORMED AFFIRMATIVE WRITTEN CONSENT.
  2. AN EMPLOYER SHALL NOT:
  (A)  DISCRIMINATE NOR TAKE ANY RETALIATORY PERSONNEL ACTION AGAINST AN
EMPLOYEE WITH RESPECT TO COMPENSATION, TERMS, CONDITIONS, OR  PRIVILEGES
OF  EMPLOYMENT  BECAUSE  OF  OR ON THE BASIS OF THE EMPLOYEE'S OR DEPEN-
DENT'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH DECISION MAKING, INCLUDING, BUT  NOT  LIMITED
TO,  A  DECISION  TO  USE OR ACCESS A PARTICULAR DRUG, DEVICE OR MEDICAL
SERVICE; OR
  (B) REQUIRE AN EMPLOYEE TO SIGN  A  WAIVER  OR  OTHER  DOCUMENT  WHICH
PURPORTS  TO  DENY  AN EMPLOYEE THE RIGHT TO MAKE THEIR OWN REPRODUCTIVE
HEALTH CARE DECISIONS, INCLUDING USE OF A PARTICULAR  DRUG,  DEVICE,  OR
MEDICAL SERVICE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03614-03-5

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