senate Bill S6975A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting sexual harassment by certain individuals

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 12, 2018 print number 6975a
Jan 12, 2018 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to finance
Dec 28, 2017 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S6975 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10466
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §74, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S3747, A7881
2021-2022: A1042
2023-2024: A5059

S6975 - Summary

Prohibits officers or employees of a state agency, members of the legislature or legislative employees from committing acts of sexual harassment while serving in his or her official capacity.

S6975 - Sponsor Memo

S6975 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6975

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 28, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public officers  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
  sexual harassment by certain individuals

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 74 of the public officers  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph j to read as follows:
  J. NO OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF A STATE AGENCY, MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE
OR  LEGISLATIVE  EMPLOYEE SHALL COMMIT AN ACT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT WHILE
SERVING IN HIS OR HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY. FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,
"SEXUAL  HARASSMENT"  SHALL  MEAN  MAKING  UNWELCOME  OR UNWANTED SEXUAL
ADVANCES, REQUESTING SEXUAL FAVORS IN EXCHANGE FOR  FAVORABLE  TREATMENT
OR  CONTINUED  EMPLOYMENT,  ENGAGING  IN VERBAL OR PHYSICAL CONDUCT OF A
SEXUAL NATURE WHICH IS MADE A TERM OR CONDITION OR EMPLOYMENT, OR  USING
THE  REFUSAL  OR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH ADVANCES AS THE BASIS FOR EMPLOYMENT
DECISIONS. "SEXUAL HARASSMENT" SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ANY TYPE  OF  SEXUALLY
ORIENTED  CONDUCT  THAT  IS  UNWELCOME  AND HAS THE PURPOSE OR EFFECT OF
UNREASONABLY INTERFERING WITH AN EMPLOYEE'S WORK PERFORMANCE OR CREATING
A WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT IS INTIMIDATING, HOSTILE, OFFENSIVE OR  COERCIVE
TO A REASONABLE PERSON.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to conduct
that occurs on and after such effective date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14054-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S6975A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10466
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §74, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S3747, A7881
2021-2022: A1042
2023-2024: A5059

S6975A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits officers or employees of a state agency, members of the legislature or legislative employees from committing acts of sexual harassment while serving in his or her official capacity.

S6975A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6975A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6975--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 28, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KENNEDY, KRUEGER, PERALTA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --
  recommitted to the Committee on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public officers law, in relation to prohibiting
  sexual harassment by certain individuals

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 3 of section 74 of the public officers law is
amended by adding a new paragraph j to read as follows:
  J. NO OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF A STATE AGENCY, MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE
OR LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL COMMIT AN ACT OF SEXUAL  HARASSMENT  WHILE
SERVING  IN  HIS OR HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
"SEXUAL HARASSMENT" SHALL  MEAN  MAKING  UNWELCOME  OR  UNWANTED  SEXUAL
ADVANCES,  REQUESTING  SEXUAL FAVORS IN EXCHANGE FOR FAVORABLE TREATMENT
OR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT, ENGAGING IN VERBAL OR  PHYSICAL  CONDUCT  OF  A
SEXUAL  NATURE WHICH IS MADE A TERM OR CONDITION OR EMPLOYMENT, OR USING
THE REFUSAL OR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH ADVANCES AS THE BASIS  FOR  EMPLOYMENT
DECISIONS.  "SEXUAL  HARASSMENT" SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ANY TYPE OF SEXUALLY
ORIENTED CONDUCT THAT IS UNWELCOME AND HAS  THE  PURPOSE  OR  EFFECT  OF
UNREASONABLY INTERFERING WITH AN EMPLOYEE'S WORK PERFORMANCE OR CREATING
A  WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT IS INTIMIDATING, HOSTILE, OFFENSIVE OR COERCIVE
TO A REASONABLE PERSON.
  § 2. Subdivision 4 of section  74  of  the  public  officers  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  14  of  the  laws  of  2007, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. Violations. In addition to  any  penalty  contained  in  any  other
provision of law any such officer, member or employee who shall knowing-
ly  and  intentionally violate any of the provisions of this section may
be fined, suspended or removed from office or employment in  the  manner

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

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