senate Bill S9191

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Includes the right to strike as an employee right

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 26, 2022 opinion referred to judiciary
May 13, 2022 to attorney-general for opinion
May 12, 2022 referred to judiciary

S9191 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §17, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S903, A906

S9191 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes the right to strike as an employee right.

S9191 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9191 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


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