assembly Bill A4204

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits discrimination against religious attire

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 09, 2019 signed chap.154
delivered to governor
Apr 09, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.272
substituted for s4037
Feb 27, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.31
rules report cal.31
reported
reported referred to rules
reported referred to codes
Feb 01, 2019 referred to governmental operations

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A4204 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4037
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6170
2013-2014: A864
2015-2016: A2049, S6867
2017-2018: A4977, S1503

A4204 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits discrimination against religious attire and appurtenances thereto, including facial hair.

A4204 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  4204

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WEPRIN, CAHILL, PAULIN, RAMOS, M. G. MILLER,
  QUART, AUBRY, SEAWRIGHT, BARRON, VANEL, HEVESI --  Multi-Sponsored  by
  -- M. of A.  ABBATE, BRAUNSTEIN, COLTON, COOK, DAVILA, LAVINE, MOSLEY,
  ORTIZ, PERRY, RIVERA, SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend  the executive law, in relation to prohibiting discrimi-
  nation against religious attire

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 10 of section 296 of the exec-
utive law, as amended by chapter 539 of the laws of 2002, is amended  to
read as follows:
  (a)  It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any employer,
or an employee or agent thereof, to impose upon a person as a  condition
of  obtaining  or  retaining  employment,  including  opportunities  for
promotion, advancement or transfers, any terms or conditions that  would
require  such  person  to violate or forego a sincerely held practice of
his or her religion, including but not limited to the observance of  any
particular day or days or any portion thereof as a sabbath or other holy
day  in  accordance  with the requirements of his or her religion OR THE
WEARING OF ANY ATTIRE, CLOTHING, OR FACIAL HAIR IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE
REQUIREMENTS  OF  HIS  OR HER RELIGION, unless, after engaging in a bona
fide effort, the employer demonstrates that it is unable  to  reasonably
accommodate  the  employee's  or  prospective  employee's sincerely held
religious observance or practice without undue hardship on  the  conduct
of  the employer's business.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law
to the contrary, an employee shall not be entitled to premium  wages  or
premium  benefits  for work performed during hours to which such premium
wages or premium benefits would ordinarily be applicable, if the employ-
ee is working during such hours only as an accommodation to his  or  her
sincerely  held  religious  requirements.  Nothing  in this paragraph or

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