Assembly Actions -
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|May 26, 2022
opinion referred to judiciary
|May 13, 2022
to attorney-general for opinion
|May 12, 2022
referred to judiciary
Senate Bill S9191
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S9191 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S9191 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9191 SPONSOR: BRISPORT TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 17 of article 1 of the constitution, in relation to employ- ee's collective bargaining rights SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one resolves to add the word "strike" to an employee's rights under section 17 of article 1 of the state constitution. Section two resolves to refer the same to the next legislative session following a general election of members of the Assembly. JUSTIFICATION: Along with the rights to organize and choose representatives for the purposes of bargaining, the right to strike is a fundamental right belonging to all workers, but it is not included in our constitution.
2021-S9191 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9191 I N S E N A T E May 12, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 17 of article 1 of the constitution, in relation to employee's collective bargaining rights Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 17 of arti- cle 1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: § 17. Labor of human beings is not a commodity nor an article of commerce and shall never be so considered or construed. No laborer, worker or mechanic, in the employ of a contractor or sub- contractor engaged in the performance of any public work, shall be permitted to work more than eight hours in any day or more than five days in any week, except in cases of extraordinary emergency; nor shall he or she be paid less than the rate of wages prevailing in the same trade or occupation in the locality within the state where such public work is to be situated, erected or used. Employees shall have the right to organize, STRIKE, and to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing. § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in conform- ity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for 3 months previous to the time of such election. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD89164-01-1
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