senate Bill S459

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to bystander intervention training

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Jan 06, 2021 referred to labor

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S459 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §201-g, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4716

S459 (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.

S459 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S459 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    459
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  BIAGGI, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, SALAZAR -- 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.
                                                            LBD02917-01-1

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