senate Bill S4037

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits discrimination against religious attire

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Current Bill Status Via A4204 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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
Apr 09, 2019 substituted by a4204
Mar 14, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 13, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 12, 2019 1st report cal.272
Feb 26, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Mar 12, 2019 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S4037
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Mar 12, 2019

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S4037 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4204
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6170
2013-2014: A864
2015-2016: S6867, A2049
2017-2018: S1503, A4977

S4037 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4037 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4037 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4037

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIU  --  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 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
paragraph  (b)  of  this  subdivision  shall alter or abridge the rights

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07506-01-9

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