|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 13, 2017||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S173
Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S173 (ACTIVE) - Details
S173 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S173 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence; and to repeal subdivision 34 of section 292 of such law relating to the definition of the term "domestic violence victim" PURPOSE OF BILL : This bill would prohibit discrimination against victims of domestic violence in employment and provide a limited reasonable accommodation provision. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF BILL : Section 1 of the bill would amend Executive Law § 292 by revising its subdivision 34 to define the term "victim of domestic violence" as provided in SSL § 459-a. Section 2 makes a technical change to subdivision 1 of Section 296 of the Executive Law to confirm the prohibition of discrimination in employment against victims of domestic violence in conformity with the new definition in Section 292 of the Executive Law.
S173 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 173 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAMINSKY -- 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 subdivision 34 of section 292 of such law relating to the defi- nition of the term "domestic violence victim" 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 Subdivision 34 of section 292 of the executive law is REPEALED and a new subdivision 34 is added to read as follows: 34.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" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IS ASCRIBED TO SUCH TERM BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-A OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. § 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 OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, TO REFUSE TO HIRE OR EMPLOY OR LICENSE OR TO BAR OR TO DISCHARGE FROM EMPLOYMENT SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR TO DISCRIMINATE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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