senate Bill S7211

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to denial of access to an employee toilet facility

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Current Bill Status Via A8821 - Delivered to Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 25, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 23, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.581
substituted for s7211
Jul 23, 2020 substituted by a8821
Mar 11, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 10, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 04, 2020 1st report cal.581
Jan 10, 2020 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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Mar 4, 2020 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S7211
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: Mar 4, 2020

S7211 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8821
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §494, Gen Bus L

S7211 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to denial of access to an employee toilet facility.

S7211 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7211 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7211

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT the amend the general business law,  in  relation  to  denial  of
  access to an employee toilet facility

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
494 to read as follows:
  § 494. DENIAL OF ACCESS.  1.  THE  CONSUMER  PROTECTION  DIVISION,  AS
ESTABLISHED  IN  SECTION  NINETY-FOUR-A OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, SHALL HAVE
THE POWER AND DUTY:
  (A) TO RECEIVE COMPLAINTS FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL  THAT  HAS  BEEN  DENIED
ACCESS TO AN EMPLOYEE TOILET FACILITY IN VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE;
  (B) TO ATTEMPT TO MEDIATE SUCH COMPLAINTS WHERE APPROPRIATE; AND
  (C) TO REFER SUCH COMPLAINTS TO THE APPROPRIATE UNIT OF THE DEPARTMENT
OR  THE FEDERAL, STATE OR OTHER AGENCY AUTHORIZED BY LAW FOR APPROPRIATE
ACTION ON SUCH COMPLAINTS.
  2. ANY COUNTY, CITY OR TOWN OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION  SHALL  HAVE
THE POWER AND DUTY:
  (A)  TO  RECEIVE  COMPLAINTS  FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS BEEN DENIED
ACCESS TO AN EMPLOYEE TOILET FACILITY IN VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE;
  (B) TO ATTEMPT TO MEDIATE SUCH COMPLAINTS WHERE APPROPRIATE; AND
  (C) TO REFER SUCH COMPLAINTS TO THE APPROPRIATE UNIT OF THE DEPARTMENT
OR THE FEDERAL, STATE OR OTHER AGENCY AUTHORIZED BY LAW FOR  APPROPRIATE
ACTION ON SUCH COMPLAINTS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14074-02-9

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