Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 06, 2020||
referred to local government
Senate Bill S7687
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S7687 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7687 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires notification within one business day to the governing body of a town, village, city or county of any violation of the sexual harassment policy of such municipality or alleged violation of the human rights law; provides that records maintained by the town, village, city or county and proceedings by such town, village, city or county based thereon regarding a claim submitted by a victim or a claimant shall be deemed confidential; makes related provisions.
2019-S7687 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7687 Revised SPONSOR: GAUGHRAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the town law, the village law, the general city law, and the county law, in relation to requiring immediate notification of any violation of the sexual harassment policy of the municipality or alleged violation of the human rights law PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to provide notification to members of a municipal governing body upon the finding of wrongdoing or disciplinary action taken against an employee who violated the sexual harassment policy of the municipality or an alleged violation of the human rights law. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends town law by adding a new section 65-b to require
2019-S7687 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7687 I N S E N A T E February 6, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the town law, the village law, the general city law, and the county law, in relation to requiring immediate notification of any violation of the sexual harassment policy of the municipality or alleged violation of the human rights law THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The town law is amended by adding a new section 65-b to read as follows: § 65-B. NOTIFICATION TO TOWN BOARD; VIOLATION OF THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY OR ALLEGED VIOLATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS LAW. 1. NOTIFICATION OF ANY VIOLATION OF THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION TWO HUNDRED ONE-G OF THE LABOR LAW OR ANY ALLEGED VIOLATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS LAW, WHICH RESULTED IN A FINDING OF WRONGDOING BY ANY TOWN EMPLOYEE OR ANY ALLEGED VIOLATION WHICH RESULTED IN ANY DISCIPLI- NARY ACTION AGAINST ANY TOWN EMPLOYEE SHALL BE GIVEN TO EACH TOWN BOARD MEMBER WITHIN ONE BUSINESS DAY. 2. RECORDS MAINTAINED BY THE TOWN AND PROCEEDINGS BY THE TOWN BASED THEREON REGARDING A CLAIM SUBMITTED BY A VICTIM OR A CLAIMANT SHALL BE DEEMED CONFIDENTIAL. 3. ANY REPORT OR RECORD OBTAINED BY THE TOWN, THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF WHICH IS PROTECTED BY ANY OTHER LAW OR REGULATION, SHALL REMAIN CONFI- DENTIAL SUBJECT TO SUCH LAW OR REGULATION. 4. IN THE EVENT THAT THE VIOLATION INVOLVES ACCUSATIONS OF WRONGDOING BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WOULD OTHERWISE RECEIVE THE NOTIFICATION AS REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION, THEN THE NOTIFICATION TO SUCH INDIVIDUAL SHALL BE WAIVED. § 2. The village law is amended by adding a new section 3-314 to read as follows: § 3-314 NOTIFICATION TO TRUSTEES; VIOLATION OF THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY OR ALLEGED VIOLATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS LAW. 1. NOTIFICATION OF ANY VIOLATION OF THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION TWO HUNDRED ONE-G OF THE LABOR LAW OR ANY ALLEGED VIOLATION OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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