senate Bill S1247

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to domestic violence; repealer

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


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 06, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations

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S1247 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §292 sub 34, amd §296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6000
2011-2012: S3814
2013-2014: S3371
2015-2016: S2094

S1247 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines "victim of domestic violence"; prohibits employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence.

S1247 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1247 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1247

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERSAUD -- 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  employers
  from  discriminating  against  victims  of  domestic  violence; and to
  repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.    Subdivision  34  of section 292 of the executive law is
REPEALED and a new subdivision 34 is added to read as follows:
  34. THE TERM "VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" MEANS A  PERSON  WHO  IS  A
VICTIM  OF  AN  ACT WHICH WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE PENAL LAW,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AN ACT  DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF
SECTION  EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT, WHERE SUCH ACT IS
OR HAS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED BY A FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE FAMILY
COURT ACT.
  § 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 296  of  the  executive
law,  as  amended by chapter 365 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read
as follows:
  (a) For an employer or licensing agency, because  of  an  individual's
age,  race,  creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military
status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics,  familial
status,  marital  status,  or  STATUS  AS  A VICTIM OF domestic violence
[victim status], to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or  to  discharge
from employment such individual or to discriminate against such individ-
ual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
  §  3.  Section  296  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20. (A) IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOY-
ER OR LICENSING AGENCY, BECAUSE OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S STATUS AS  A  VICTIM

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

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