assembly Bill A2035B

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a toll free confidential hotline for complainants of workplace sexual harassment

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 16, 2022 signed chap.138
Mar 15, 2022 delivered to governor
Mar 07, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.381
substituted for s812b
Mar 01, 2022 referred to codes
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.62
rules report cal.62
reported
reported referred to rules
Feb 17, 2022 print number 2035b
Feb 17, 2022 amend and recommit to ways and means
Feb 01, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 28, 2022 reference changed to governmental operations
Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental employees
Mar 12, 2021 print number 2035a
Mar 12, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to governmental employees
Jan 14, 2021 referred to governmental employees

A2035 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S812
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §295, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7374, S4313

A2035 - Summary

Establishes a toll free confidential hotline for complainants of workplace sexual harassment to be administered by the division of human rights; makes related provisions.

A2035 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2035
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. NIOU -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Employees
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  establishing  a  toll
   free hotline for complainants of workplace sexual harassment
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 295 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 17 to read as follows:
   17. TO ESTABLISH A TOLL  FREE  HOTLINE  TO  PROVIDE  INDIVIDUALS  WITH
 COMPLAINTS  OF  WORKPLACE  SEXUAL HARASSMENT COUNSEL AND ASSISTANCE. THE
 DIVISION SHALL OPERATE THIS HOTLINE DURING REGULAR  BUSINESS  HOURS  AND
 DISSEMINATE  INFORMATION  ABOUT  THIS  HOTLINE IN ORDER TO ENSURE PUBLIC
 KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOTLINE, INCLUDING BY WORKING WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
 LABOR TO ENSURE THAT INFORMATION ON THE HOTLINE IS INCLUDED IN ANY MATE-
 RIALS  EMPLOYERS  MUST  POST  OR  PROVIDE  TO EMPLOYEES REGARDING SEXUAL
 HARASSMENT. THE  DIVISION  WILL  WORK  WITH  ORGANIZATIONS  REPRESENTING
 ATTORNEYS,  INCLUDING  BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCI-
 ATION, TO RECRUIT ATTORNEYS THAT SHALL PROVIDE PRO BONO  ASSISTANCE  AND
 COUNSEL  TO  INDIVIDUALS THAT CONTACT THE HOTLINE. ATTORNEYS WILL NOT BE
 COMMITTED TO REPRESENTING ANY SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINANTS  THAT  THEY
 ADVISE THROUGH THE HOTLINE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth 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.
                                                            LBD02897-01-1


Co-Sponsors

A2035A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S812
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §295, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7374, S4313

A2035A - Summary

Establishes a toll free confidential hotline for complainants of workplace sexual harassment to be administered by the division of human rights; makes related provisions.

A2035A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2035--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. NIOU -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental  Employees  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a toll
   free confidential hotline for complainants of workplace sexual harass-
   ment
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 295 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 17 to read as follows:
   17.  TO ESTABLISH A TOLL FREE CONFIDENTIAL HOTLINE TO PROVIDE INDIVID-
 UALS WITH COMPLAINTS OF WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT COUNSEL AND  ASSIST-
 ANCE.  THE  DIVISION  SHALL OPERATE THIS HOTLINE DURING REGULAR BUSINESS
 HOURS AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS HOTLINE IN ORDER TO  ENSURE
 PUBLIC  KNOWLEDGE  OF THE HOTLINE, INCLUDING BY WORKING WITH THE DEPART-
 MENT OF LABOR TO ENSURE THAT INFORMATION ON THE HOTLINE IS  INCLUDED  IN
 ANY  MATERIALS  EMPLOYERS  MUST  POST  OR PROVIDE TO EMPLOYEES REGARDING
 SEXUAL HARASSMENT. THE DIVISION WILL WORK WITH ORGANIZATIONS  REPRESENT-
 ING ATTORNEYS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSO-
 CIATION,  TO  RECRUIT ATTORNEYS EXPERIENCED IN PROVIDING COUNSEL RELATED
 TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT MATTERS WHO CAN PROVIDE  PRO  BONO  ASSISTANCE  AND
 COUNSEL  TO  INDIVIDUALS  THAT  CONTACT THE HOTLINE.   THE HOTLINE SHALL
 COMPLY WITH ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A PROGRAM OPERATED UNDER THE NEW
 YORK RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, 12 NYCRR, RULE 6.5 (PARTICIPATION IN
 LIMITED PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE PROGRAMS).  ATTORNEYS MAY NOT SOLICIT, OR
 PERMIT EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS OF THE ATTORNEYS TO SOLICIT ON THE ATTORNEY'S
 BEHALF, FURTHER REPRESENTATION OF ANY INDIVIDUALS  THEY  ADVISE  THROUGH
 THE HOTLINE RELATING TO DISCUSSED SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth 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.
 

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A2035B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S812
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §295, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7374, S4313

A2035B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a toll free confidential hotline for complainants of workplace sexual harassment to be administered by the division of human rights; makes related provisions.

A2035B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2035--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. NIOU, EPSTEIN, CLARK, ZEBROWSKI -- read once and
   referred to the  Committee  on  Governmental  Employees  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Governmental
   Employees in accordance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  reference
   changed  to  the  Committee on Governmental Operations -- reported and
   referred to the Committee on Ways and Means --  committee  discharged,
   bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
   committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  establishing  a  toll
   free confidential hotline for complainants of workplace sexual harass-
   ment
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 295 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 18 to read as follows:
   18. TO ESTABLISH A TOLL FREE CONFIDENTIAL HOTLINE TO PROVIDE  INDIVID-
 UALS  WITH COMPLAINTS OF WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT COUNSEL AND ASSIST-
 ANCE. THE DIVISION SHALL OPERATE THIS HOTLINE  DURING  REGULAR  BUSINESS
 HOURS  AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS HOTLINE IN ORDER TO ENSURE
 PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOTLINE, INCLUDING BY WORKING WITH  THE  DEPART-
 MENT  OF  LABOR TO ENSURE THAT INFORMATION ON THE HOTLINE IS INCLUDED IN
 ANY MATERIALS EMPLOYERS MUST POST  OR  PROVIDE  TO  EMPLOYEES  REGARDING
 SEXUAL  HARASSMENT. THE DIVISION WILL WORK WITH ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENT-
 ING ATTORNEYS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSO-
 CIATION, TO RECRUIT ATTORNEYS EXPERIENCED IN PROVIDING  COUNSEL  RELATED
 TO  SEXUAL  HARASSMENT  MATTERS  WHO CAN PROVIDE PRO BONO ASSISTANCE AND
 COUNSEL TO INDIVIDUALS THAT CONTACT THE  HOTLINE.    THE  HOTLINE  SHALL
 COMPLY WITH ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A PROGRAM OPERATED UNDER THE NEW
 YORK RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, 12 NYCRR, RULE 6.5 (PARTICIPATION IN
 LIMITED PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE PROGRAMS).  ATTORNEYS MAY NOT SOLICIT, OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02897-04-2