senate Bill S5565A

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations
May 01, 2017 print number 5565a
May 01, 2017 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Apr 12, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations

S5565 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1481
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: A9018
2011-2012: S5526, A2348
2013-2014: S3385, A898
2015-2016: S2027, A272
2019-2020: S1040, A5618

S5565 - Summary

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

S5565 - Sponsor Memo

S5565 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5565

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 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REPEALED and a new subdivision 34 is added to read as follows: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" 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 22 to read as follows:
  22. (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
AGAINST SUCH INDIVIDUAL IN COMPENSATION OR IN TERMS, CONDITIONS OR PRIV-
ILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT.

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

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S5565A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1481
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: A9018
2011-2012: S5526, A2348
2013-2014: S3385, A898
2015-2016: S2027, A272
2019-2020: S1040, A5618

S5565A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5565A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5565A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5565--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 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  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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" 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 22 to read as follows:
  22. (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
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02842-04-7

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