senate Bill S8521B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a racial equity, social justice, and implicit bias training program for all state government and private employees in the state

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 13, 2020 print number 8521b
Jul 13, 2020 amend and recommit to rules
Jun 09, 2020 print number 8521a
Jun 09, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Jun 06, 2020 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

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S8521 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §201-h, Lab L; add §153, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S5055

S8521 - Summary

Establishes a racial equity, social justice, and implicit bias training program for all state government and private employees in the state.

S8521 - Sponsor Memo

S8521 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8521

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2020
                               ___________

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 civil service law, in  relation  to  establishing  a
  racial  equity, social justice, and implicit bias training program for
  all civil service appointees

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

  Section  1.  The  civil service law is amended by adding a new section
153 to read as follows:
  § 153. RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS  TRAINING.  1.
A.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  CONSULT WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO
PRODUCE A MODEL TRAINING PROGRAM ON RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL  JUSTICE,  AND
IMPLICIT BIAS.
  B.  SUCH MODEL RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAIN-
ING PREVENTION POLICY SHALL BE INTERACTIVE AND INCLUDE:
  (I) A DEFINITION, EXPLANATION, AND EXAMPLES OF RACIAL  EQUITY,  SOCIAL
JUSTICE,  AND  IMPLICIT  BIAS  CONSISTENT  WITH  GUIDANCE  ISSUED BY THE
DEPARTMENT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS;
  (II) EXAMPLES OF CONDUCT THAT WOULD BE EXAMPLES OF  VIOLATING  EQUITY,
SOCIAL JUSTICE, RACE, OR IMPLICIT BIAS PRINCIPLES;
  (III)  INFORMATION CONCERNING BEST PRACTICES TO AVOID INEQUITY, SOCIAL
INJUSTICE, RACIAL, OR IMPLICIT BIAS BY  A  CIVIL  SERVICE  APPOINTEE  IN
ACTIONS CONNECTED TO THEIR PROFESSIONAL WORK;
  (IV)  INFORMATION  REGARDING  THE  IMPACT  OF  RACIAL  EQUITY,  SOCIAL
JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS MAY HAVE ON INDIVIDUALS ACROSS THE STATE;
  (V) EXAMPLES OF RACIAL INEQUITIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON  COMMUNITIES  OF
COLOR;
  (VI)  INFORMATION  CONCERNING  EMPLOYEES'  RIGHTS  OF  REDRESS AND ALL
AVAILABLE FORUMS FOR ADJUDICATING COMPLAINTS; AND
  (VII) ANY OTHER INFORMATION THE DEPARTMENT AND THE DIVISION  OF  HUMAN
RIGHTS DEEMS RELEVANT AND APPROPRIATE FOR SUCH A COURSE.
  C.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  INCLUDE INFORMATION IN SUCH MODEL TRAINING
PROGRAM ADDRESSING CONDUCT BY SUPERVISORS THAT ARE CONTRARY TO ANY STATE
POLICY ON RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT  BIAS,  AND  SHALL

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8521A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §201-h, Lab L; add §153, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S5055

S8521A - Summary

Establishes a racial equity, social justice, and implicit bias training program for all state government and private employees in the state.

S8521A - Sponsor Memo

S8521A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8521--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KENNEDY, ADDABBO, HARCKHAM, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, MARTI-
  NEZ, MAY, MAYER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Rules -- committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in  relation  to  establishing  a
  racial  equity, social justice, and implicit bias training program for
  all civil service appointees and employees

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

  Section  1.  The  civil service law is amended by adding a new section
153 to read as follows:
  § 153. RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS  TRAINING.  1.
A.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  CONSULT WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO
PRODUCE A MODEL TRAINING PROGRAM ON RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL  JUSTICE,  AND
IMPLICIT BIAS.
  B.  SUCH MODEL RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAIN-
ING PREVENTION POLICY SHALL BE INTERACTIVE AND INCLUDE:
  (I) A DEFINITION, EXPLANATION, AND EXAMPLES OF RACIAL  EQUITY,  SOCIAL
JUSTICE,  AND  IMPLICIT  BIAS  CONSISTENT  WITH  GUIDANCE  ISSUED BY THE
DEPARTMENT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS;
  (II) EXAMPLES OF CONDUCT THAT WOULD BE EXAMPLES OF  VIOLATING  EQUITY,
SOCIAL JUSTICE, RACE, OR IMPLICIT BIAS PRINCIPLES;
  (III)  INFORMATION CONCERNING BEST PRACTICES TO AVOID INEQUITY, SOCIAL
INJUSTICE, RACIAL, OR IMPLICIT BIAS BY  A  CIVIL  SERVICE  APPOINTEE  IN
ACTIONS CONNECTED TO THEIR PROFESSIONAL WORK;
  (IV)  INFORMATION  REGARDING  THE  IMPACT  OF  RACIAL  EQUITY,  SOCIAL
JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS MAY HAVE ON INDIVIDUALS ACROSS THE STATE;
  (V) EXAMPLES OF RACIAL INEQUITIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON  COMMUNITIES  OF
COLOR;
  (VI)  INFORMATION  CONCERNING  EMPLOYEES'  RIGHTS  OF  REDRESS AND ALL
AVAILABLE FORUMS FOR ADJUDICATING COMPLAINTS; AND
  (VII) ANY OTHER INFORMATION THE DEPARTMENT AND THE DIVISION  OF  HUMAN
RIGHTS DEEMS RELEVANT AND APPROPRIATE FOR SUCH A COURSE.
  C.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  INCLUDE INFORMATION IN SUCH MODEL TRAINING
PROGRAM ADDRESSING CONDUCT BY SUPERVISORS THAT ARE CONTRARY TO ANY STATE

Co-Sponsors

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S8521B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §201-h, Lab L; add §153, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S5055

S8521B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a racial equity, social justice, and implicit bias training program for all state government and private employees in the state.

S8521B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8521B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8521--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KENNEDY, ADDABBO, HARCKHAM, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, MARTI-
  NEZ, MAY, MAYER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Rules -- committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the labor law and the civil service law, in relation to
  establishing a racial equity, social justice, and implicit bias train-
  ing program for all state government  and  private  employees  in  the
  state

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

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section  201-h  to
read as follows:
  § 201-H. RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING. 1.
A.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  CONSULT WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO
PRODUCE A MODEL TRAINING PROGRAM ON RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL  JUSTICE,  AND
IMPLICIT BIAS.
  B.  SUCH MODEL RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAIN-
ING PREVENTION POLICY SHALL BE INTERACTIVE AND INCLUDE:
  (I) A DEFINITION, EXPLANATION, AND EXAMPLES OF RACIAL  EQUITY,  SOCIAL
JUSTICE,  AND  IMPLICIT  BIAS  CONSISTENT  WITH  GUIDANCE  ISSUED BY THE
DEPARTMENT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS;
  (II) EXAMPLES OF CONDUCT THAT WOULD BE EXAMPLES OF  VIOLATING  EQUITY,
SOCIAL JUSTICE, RACE, OR IMPLICIT BIAS PRINCIPLES;
  (III)  INFORMATION CONCERNING BEST PRACTICES TO AVOID INEQUITY, SOCIAL
INJUSTICE, RACIAL, OR IMPLICIT BIAS BY  A  CIVIL  SERVICE  APPOINTEE  IN
ACTIONS CONNECTED TO THEIR PROFESSIONAL WORK;
  (IV)  INFORMATION  REGARDING  THE  IMPACT  OF  RACIAL  EQUITY,  SOCIAL
JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS MAY HAVE ON INDIVIDUALS ACROSS THE STATE;
  (V) EXAMPLES OF RACIAL INEQUITIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON  COMMUNITIES  OF
COLOR;
  (VI)  INFORMATION  CONCERNING  EMPLOYEES'  RIGHTS  OF  REDRESS AND ALL
AVAILABLE FORUMS FOR ADJUDICATING COMPLAINTS; AND

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

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