senate Bill S173

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to domestic violence; repealer

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2017 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 04, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations

S173 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §292 sub 34, amd §296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5526
2013-2014: S3385
2015-2016: S2027
2019-2020: S1040

S173 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S173 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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REPEALED and a new subdivision 34 is added to read as follows: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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