senate Bill S456

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to fair, non-biased compensation

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.176
substituted for a1047b
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2019 amended on third reading 456b
May 29, 2019 amended on third reading 456a
May 06, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2019 1st report cal.521
Jan 09, 2019 referred to civil service and pensions

Votes

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Apr 30, 2019 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S456
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2019

aye wr (2)

S456 - Details

Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §115, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8087

S456 - Summary

Relates to fair, non-biased compensation; provides for remedies and enforcement where an employee believes he or she is being discriminated against in terms of compensation in violation of section 115 of the civil service law; makes related provisions.

S456 - Sponsor Memo

S456 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   456

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to a fair, non-biased
  compensation structure

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

  Section  1.  Section 115 of the civil service law, as added by chapter
790 of the laws of 1958, is amended to read as follows:
  § 115. Policy of the state. 1. In order to attract unusual  merit  and
ability  to  the  service of the state of New York AND ALL ITS POLITICAL
SUBDIVISIONS, to stimulate higher efficiency  among  the  personnel,  to
provide  skilled  leadership  in  administrative  departments, to reward
merit and to insure to the people and the taxpayers of the state of  New
York  the  highest return in services for the necessary costs of govern-
ment, it is hereby declared to be the policy of the  state  [to  provide
equal  pay  for equal work;] AND ALL ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS THEREOF,
CONSISTENT WITH THE FEDERAL EQUAL PAY ACT OF 1963 (29 U.S.C. § 206), THE
FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS ACT (42 U.S.C. § 2000E-2), ARTICLE FIFTEEN  OF  THE
EXECUTIVE  LAW, AND SECTION FORTY-C OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LAW, TO ENSURE A
FAIR, NON-BIASED COMPENSATION STRUCTURE FOR ALL EMPLOYEES IN WHICH  SEX,
RACE, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN IS NOT CONSIDERED EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY
IN DETERMINING THE PROPER COMPENSATION FOR A TITLE OR IN DETERMINING THE
PAY  FOR  ANY  INDIVIDUAL  OR GROUP OF EMPLOYEES, AND TO PROVIDE regular
increases in pay in proper proportion to increase of  ability,  increase
of output and increase of quality of work demonstrated in service.
  2.  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  THIS SECTION, THE TERM "COMPENSATION" SHALL
INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: ALL EARNINGS OF AN EMPLOYEE FOR LABOR  OR
SERVICES  RENDERED, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE AMOUNT OF EARNINGS IS PAID
ON AN ANNUAL SALARY, HOURLY, BIWEEKLY OR PER DIEM  BASIS;  REIMBURSEMENT

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

S456A - Details

Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §115, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8087

S456A - Summary

Relates to fair, non-biased compensation; provides for remedies and enforcement where an employee believes he or she is being discriminated against in terms of compensation in violation of section 115 of the civil service law; makes related provisions.

S456A - Sponsor Memo

S456A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 456--A
    Cal. No. 521

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to a fair, non-biased
  compensation structure

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

  Section 1. Section 115 of the civil service law, as added  by  chapter
790 of the laws of 1958, is amended to read as follows:
  § 115. Policy  of  the state. 1. In order to attract unusual merit and
ability to the service of the state of New York AND  ALL  ITS  POLITICAL
SUBDIVISIONS,  to  stimulate  higher  efficiency among the personnel, to
provide skilled leadership  in  administrative  departments,  to  reward
merit  and to insure to the people and the taxpayers of the state of New
York the highest return in services for the necessary costs  of  govern-
ment,  it  is  hereby declared to be the policy of the state [to provide
equal pay for equal work;] AND ALL ITS POLITICAL  SUBDIVISIONS  THEREOF,
CONSISTENT WITH THE FEDERAL EQUAL PAY ACT OF 1963 (29 U.S.C. § 206), THE
FEDERAL  CIVIL  RIGHTS ACT (42 U.S.C. § 2000E-2), ARTICLE FIFTEEN OF THE
EXECUTIVE LAW, AND SECTION FORTY-C OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LAW, TO ENSURE  A
FAIR,  NON-BIASED  COMPENSATION  STRUCTURE  FOR  ALL  EMPLOYEES IN WHICH
STATUS WITHIN A PROTECTED CLASS IS NOT  CONSIDERED  EITHER  DIRECTLY  OR
INDIRECTLY  IN  DETERMINING  THE  PROPER  COMPENSATION FOR A TITLE OR IN
DETERMINING THE PAY FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP  OF  EMPLOYEES,  AND  TO
PROVIDE  regular  increases  in  pay in proper proportion to increase of
ability, increase of output and increase of quality of work demonstrated
in service.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM:

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S456B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §115, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8087

S456B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to fair, non-biased compensation; provides for remedies and enforcement where an employee believes he or she is being discriminated against in terms of compensation in violation of section 115 of the civil service law; makes related provisions.

S456B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S456B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 456--B
    Cal. No. 521

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading -- again amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to a fair, non-biased
  compensation structure

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

  Section 1. Section 115 of the civil service law, as added  by  chapter
790 of the laws of 1958, is amended to read as follows:
  § 115. Policy  of  the state. 1. In order to attract unusual merit and
ability to the service of the state of New York AND  ALL  ITS  POLITICAL
SUBDIVISIONS,  to  stimulate  higher  efficiency among the personnel, to
provide skilled leadership  in  administrative  departments,  to  reward
merit  and to insure to the people and the taxpayers of the state of New
York the highest return in services for the necessary costs  of  govern-
ment,  it  is  hereby declared to be the policy of the state [to provide
equal pay for equal work;] AND ALL ITS POLITICAL  SUBDIVISIONS  THEREOF,
CONSISTENT WITH THE FEDERAL EQUAL PAY ACT OF 1963 (29 U.S.C. § 206), THE
FEDERAL  CIVIL  RIGHTS ACT (42 U.S.C. § 2000E-2), ARTICLE FIFTEEN OF THE
EXECUTIVE LAW, AND SECTION FORTY-C OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LAW, TO ENSURE  A
FAIR,  NON-BIASED  COMPENSATION  STRUCTURE  FOR  ALL  EMPLOYEES IN WHICH
STATUS WITHIN ONE OR MORE PROTECTED CLASS OR CLASSES IS  NOT  CONSIDERED
EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN DETERMINING THE PROPER COMPENSATION FOR
A TITLE OR IN DETERMINING THE PAY FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP OF EMPLOY-
EES, TO ENSURE THAT NO EMPLOYEE WITH STATUS WITHIN ONE OR MORE PROTECTED
CLASS  OR  CLASSES  SHALL BE PAID A WAGE AT A RATE LESS THAN THE RATE AT
WHICH AN EMPLOYEE WITHOUT STATUS WITHIN  THE  SAME  PROTECTED  CLASS  OR

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