senate Bill S5055A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a model racial equity, social justice, and implicit bias training program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2021 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2021 1st report cal.1114
May 10, 2021 print number 5055a
May 10, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to labor
Feb 22, 2021 referred to labor

Co-Sponsors

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S5055 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §201-h, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8521

S5055 - Summary

Establishes a model racial equity, social justice, and implicit bias training program.

S5055 - Sponsor Memo

S5055 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5055
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KENNEDY, ADDABBO, HARCKHAM, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, MAY,
   MAYER -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
   committed to the Committee on Labor
 
 AN  ACT to amend the labor law and the civil service law, in relation to
   establishing a racial equity, social justice, and implicit bias train-
   ing program for all state government  and  private  employees  in  the
   state
 
   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  201-h  to
 read as follows:
   § 201-H. RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING. 1.
 A.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  CONSULT WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO
 PRODUCE A MODEL TRAINING PROGRAM ON RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL  JUSTICE,  AND
 IMPLICIT BIAS.
   B.  SUCH MODEL RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAIN-
 ING PREVENTION POLICY SHALL BE INTERACTIVE AND INCLUDE:
   (I) A DEFINITION, EXPLANATION, AND EXAMPLES OF RACIAL  EQUITY,  SOCIAL
 JUSTICE,  AND  IMPLICIT  BIAS  CONSISTENT  WITH  GUIDANCE  ISSUED BY THE
 DEPARTMENT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS;
   (II) EXAMPLES OF CONDUCT THAT WOULD BE EXAMPLES OF  VIOLATING  EQUITY,
 SOCIAL JUSTICE, RACE, OR IMPLICIT BIAS PRINCIPLES;
   (III)  INFORMATION CONCERNING BEST PRACTICES TO AVOID INEQUITY, SOCIAL
 INJUSTICE, RACIAL, OR IMPLICIT BIAS BY  A  CIVIL  SERVICE  APPOINTEE  IN
 ACTIONS CONNECTED TO THEIR PROFESSIONAL WORK;
   (IV)  INFORMATION  REGARDING  THE  IMPACT  OF  RACIAL  EQUITY,  SOCIAL
 JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS MAY HAVE ON INDIVIDUALS ACROSS THE STATE;
   (V) EXAMPLES OF RACIAL INEQUITIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON  COMMUNITIES  OF
 COLOR;
   (VI)  INFORMATION  CONCERNING  EMPLOYEES'  RIGHTS  OF  REDRESS AND ALL
 AVAILABLE FORUMS FOR ADJUDICATING COMPLAINTS; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S5055A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §201-h, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8521

S5055A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a model racial equity, social justice, and implicit bias training program.

S5055A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5055A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5055--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KENNEDY, ADDABBO, HARCKHAM, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, MAY,
   MAYER, REICHLIN-MELNICK -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when
   printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Labor -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the labor law,  in  relation  to  establishing  a  model
   racial equity, social justice, and implicit bias training program
 
   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  201-h  to
 read as follows:
   § 201-H. RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING. 1.
 A.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  CONSULT WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO
 PRODUCE A MODEL TRAINING PROGRAM ON RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL  JUSTICE,  AND
 IMPLICIT BIAS.
   B.  SUCH MODEL RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAIN-
 ING PROGRAM SHALL BE INTERACTIVE AND INCLUDE:
   (I) A DEFINITION, EXPLANATION, AND EXAMPLES OF RACIAL  EQUITY,  SOCIAL
 JUSTICE,  AND  IMPLICIT  BIAS  CONSISTENT  WITH  GUIDANCE  ISSUED BY THE
 DEPARTMENT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS;
   (II) EXAMPLES OF CONDUCT THAT WOULD BE EXAMPLES OF  VIOLATING  EQUITY,
 SOCIAL JUSTICE, RACE, OR IMPLICIT BIAS PRINCIPLES;
   (III)  INFORMATION CONCERNING BEST PRACTICES TO AVOID INEQUITY, SOCIAL
 INJUSTICE, RACIAL, OR IMPLICIT BIAS BY  A  CIVIL  SERVICE  APPOINTEE  IN
 ACTIONS CONNECTED TO THEIR PROFESSIONAL WORK;
   (IV)  INFORMATION  REGARDING  THE  IMPACT  OF  RACIAL  EQUITY,  SOCIAL
 JUSTICE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS MAY HAVE ON INDIVIDUALS ACROSS THE STATE;
   (V) EXAMPLES OF RACIAL INEQUITIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON  COMMUNITIES  OF
 COLOR;
   (VI)  INFORMATION  CONCERNING  EMPLOYEES'  RIGHTS  OF  REDRESS AND ALL
 AVAILABLE FORUMS FOR ADJUDICATING COMPLAINTS; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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