senate Bill S3267

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits unlawful hiring discrimination by employers and employment agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Jan 06, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations
Feb 04, 2015 referred to investigations and government operations

S3267 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4342
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง296-d, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4340, A6723
2017-2018: S4504, A1924
2019-2020: S1971

S3267 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits unlawful hiring discrimination by employers and employment agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status.

S3267 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3267 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3267

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  prohibiting  unlawful
  hiring  discrimination by employers and employment agencies based upon
  an individual's unemployment status

  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-d
to read as follows:
  S 296-D. UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES IN RELATION  TO  EMPLOYMENT
AGENCIES;  UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE
TERM "UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL'S CURRENT OR  RECENT
UNEMPLOYMENT.
  2.  IT  SHALL  BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER,
THE EMPLOYER'S AGENT, REPRESENTATIVE OR DESIGNEE OR AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
TO BASE AN EMPLOYMENT DECISION WITH REGARD TO  HIRING,  COMPENSATION  OR
THE  TERMS  THEREOF, CONDITIONS OR PRIVILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT ON THE UNEM-
PLOYMENT STATUS OF THE APPLICANT OR EMPLOYEE.
  3. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT AN EMPLOYER,
THE EMPLOYER'S AGENT, REPRESENTATIVE OR DESIGNEE OR AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
FROM PUBLISHING IN PRINT OR ON THE INTERNET AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR  A  JOB
VACANCY IN THIS STATE THAT CONTAINS A PROVISION:
  A.  SETTING  FORTH QUALIFICATIONS FOR A JOB VACANCY, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO:
  (1) HOLDING A CURRENT AND VALID PROFESSIONAL OR OCCUPATIONAL  LICENSE,
CERTIFICATE, REGISTRATION, PERMIT OR OTHER CREDENTIAL; OR
  (2) A MINIMUM LEVEL OF EDUCATION OR TRAINING, OR PROFESSIONAL, OCCUPA-
TIONAL OR FIELD EXPERIENCE; OR
  B.  STATING  THAT  ONLY  APPLICANTS  WHO  ARE CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE
EMPLOYER WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00951-01-5

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