senate Bill S4716

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to bystander intervention training

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Mar 21, 2019 referred to labor

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S4716 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §201-g, Lab L

S4716 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes information about bystander intervention training in the department of labor's model sexual harassment prevention policy that includes information and practical guidance on how to enable bystanders to recognize potentially problematic behaviors and to motivate bystanders to take action when such bystanders observe problematic behaviors.

S4716 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4716 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4716

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in  relation  to  bystander  intervention
  training

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 201-g of the  labor
law,  as added by section 1 of subpart E of part KK of chapter 57 of the
laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
  a. Such model sexual harassment prevention training program  shall  be
interactive  and  include:  (i)  an  explanation  of  sexual  harassment
consistent with guidance issued by the department in  consultation  with
the  division  of  human  rights;  (ii)  examples  of conduct that would
constitute unlawful sexual harassment; (iii) information concerning  the
federal  and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and
remedies available to victims of sexual harassment; [and] (iv)  informa-
tion  concerning  employees'  rights of redress and all available forums
for adjudicating complaints; AND  (V)  BYSTANDER  INTERVENTION  TRAINING
THAT  INCLUDES  INFORMATION  AND  PRACTICAL  GUIDANCE  ON  HOW TO ENABLE
BYSTANDERS TO RECOGNIZE POTENTIALLY PROBLEMATIC BEHAVIORS AND  TO  MOTI-
VATE   SUCH   BYSTANDERS  TO  TAKE  ACTION  WHEN  OBSERVING  PROBLEMATIC
BEHAVIORS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
completed on or before such effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10257-01-9

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