senate Bill S7607

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing unlawful discriminatory practices relating to models

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


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Jan 30, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations

S7607 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8752
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §296-d, amd §292, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4144, A313

S7607 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing unlawful discriminatory practices relating to models; requires models to be informed of what constitutes an unlawful discriminatory practice and how to file a complaint.

S7607 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7607 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7607

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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 establishing  unlawful
  discriminatory practices relating to models

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  296-d
to read as follows:
  §  296-D. UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES RELATING TO MODELS.  1. AS
USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEAN-
INGS:
  A. "CLIENT" MEANS A RETAIL STORE, A MANUFACTURER, A CLOTHING DESIGNER,
AN ADVERTISING AGENCY, A PHOTOGRAPHER, A PUBLISHING COMPANY OR ANY OTHER
SUCH PERSON OR ENTITY THAT RECEIVES MODELING SERVICES FROM A MODEL;
  B. "MODEL" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL, REGARDLESS OF HIS OR HER STATUS AS  AN
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OR EMPLOYEE, WHO PERFORMS MODELING SERVICES FOR A
CLIENT  OR CONSENTS IN WRITING TO THE TRANSFER OF HIS OR HER LEGAL RIGHT
TO THE USE OF HIS OR HER NAME, PORTRAIT, PICTURE OR IMAGE, FOR ADVERTIS-
ING PURPOSES OR FOR THE PURPOSES OF TRADE, DIRECTLY TO A CLIENT  OR  WHO
PROVIDES SHOWROOM OR FIT MODELING SERVICES;
  C.  "MODELING ENTITY" MEANS A MODELING AGENCY, MODEL MANAGEMENT COMPA-
NY, EMPLOYMENT AGENCY, AND/OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY THAT: (1) IS  IN  THE
BUSINESS OF MANAGING ENTERTAINMENTS, EXHIBITIONS OR PERFORMANCES, OR THE
MODELS,  ARTISTS  OR  ATTRACTIONS  CONSTITUTING THE SAME; (2) WHO, FOR A
FEE, PROCURES OR ATTEMPTS TO PROCURE: (I) EMPLOYMENT OR ENGAGEMENTS  FOR
PERSONS  SEEKING  EMPLOYMENT  OR ENGAGEMENTS, OR (II) EMPLOYEES OR INDE-
PENDENT CONTRACTORS FOR EMPLOYERS OR ENTITIES SEEKING  THE  SERVICES  OF
EMPLOYEES  OR  INDEPENDENT  CONTRACTORS;  AND/OR  (3) RENDERS VOCATIONAL
GUIDANCE OR COUNSELLING SERVICES TO MODELS; AND
  D. "MODELING SERVICES" MEANS THE APPEARANCE BY A MODEL IN PHOTOGRAPHIC
SESSIONS OR THE ENGAGEMENT OF A MODEL IN RUNWAY, LIVE, FILMED, OR  TAPED
PERFORMANCES  REQUIRING HIM OR HER TO POSE, PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE OR STAND-
ARD OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION  OR  TO  BE  A  REPRESENTATION  TO  SHOW  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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