assembly Bill A7244

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes criteria for the sale of automated employment decision tools

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Apr 29, 2021 referred to labor

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A7244 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6852
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §203-f, Lab L

A7244 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes criteria for the sale of automated employment decision tools and provides a civil penalty for violations of such criteria.

A7244 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7244
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Labor
 
 AN  ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing criteria for
   the sale of automated employment decision tools
 
   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 203-f to
 read as follows:
   § 203-F. SALE OF AUTOMATED EMPLOYMENT DECISION TOOLS. 1. FOR  PURPOSES
 OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   A.  "AUTOMATED  EMPLOYMENT  DECISION  TOOL"  MEANS  ANY SYSTEM USED TO
 FILTER EMPLOYMENT CANDIDATES OR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR HIRE IN A WAY
 THAT ESTABLISHES A PREFERRED CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATES WITHOUT RELYING  ON
 CANDIDATE-SPECIFIC  ASSESSMENTS BY INDIVIDUAL DECISION-MAKERS. AUTOMATED
 EMPLOYMENT DECISION TOOLS SHALL  INCLUDE  PERSONALITY  TESTS,  COGNITIVE
 ABILITY  TESTS,  RESUME SCORING SYSTEMS AND ANY SYSTEM WHOSE FUNCTION IS
 GOVERNED BY STATISTICAL THEORY, OR WHOSE PARAMETERS ARE DEFINED BY  SUCH
 SYSTEMS,  INCLUDING INFERENTIAL METHODOLOGIES, LINEAR REGRESSION, NEURAL
 NETWORKS, DECISION TREES, RANDOM FORESTS AND OTHER LEARNING ALGORITHMS.
   B. "DISPARATE IMPACT REPORT" MEANS  AN  ANALYSIS,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT
 LIMITED  TO  TESTING, OF THE EXTENT TO WHICH USE OF AN AUTOMATED EMPLOY-
 MENT DECISION TOOL IS LIKELY TO RESULT  IN  AN  ADVERSE  IMPACT  TO  THE
 DETRIMENT  OF ANY GROUP ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE OR ETHNICITY. A DISPA-
 RATE IMPACT REPORT  SHALL  DIFFERENTIATE  BETWEEN  CANDIDATES  WHO  WERE
 SELECTED  AND  CANDIDATES  WHO  WERE  NOT SELECTED BY THE TOOL AND SHALL
 INCLUDE A DISPARATE IMPACT ANALYSIS AS SPECIFIED IN THE  UNIFORM  GUIDE-
 LINES  ON EMPLOYEE SELECTION PROCEDURES PROMULGATED BY THE UNITED STATES
 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.
   C. "DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION POLICY" MEANS AN OVERVIEW OF  THE  PROCE-
 DURES  AN  AUTOMATED  EMPLOYMENT  DECISION TOOL RELIES ON TO ENSURE THAT
 CANDIDATES WITH DISABILITIES CAN RECEIVE  REASONABLE  ACCOMMODATIONS  IN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.