senate Bill S7105

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the requirements for filing a complaint with the Division of Human Rights

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 16, 2021 signed chap.304
Jul 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 07, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.483
substituted for a7563
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 02, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1477
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 01, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations


S7105 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §297, Exec L

S7105 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the requirements for filing a complaint with the Division of Human Rights.

S7105 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7105 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               June 1, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COONEY  --  (at  request  of the Division of Human
   Rights) -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
   committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
 AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to the requirements for
   filing a complaint with the Division of Human Rights

   Section  1.    Subdivision  1  of section 297 of the executive law, as
 amended by chapter 160 of the laws  of  2019,  is  amended  to  read  as
   1.  Any  person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory
 practice may, by himself or herself or his or her attorney-at-law, make,
 sign and file with the division a [verified] complaint in writing  UNDER
 OATH  OR  BY  DECLARATION  which shall state the name and address of the
 person alleged to have committed the  unlawful  discriminatory  practice
 complained  of  and  which  shall  set forth the particulars thereof and
 contain such other information as may be required by the  division.  The
 commissioner  of  labor  or  the  attorney general, or the [chair of the
 commission on quality of  care  for  the  mentally  disabled]  EXECUTIVE
 NEEDS, or the division on its own motion may, in like manner, make, sign
 and  file  such  complaint.  In  connection  with  the  filing  of  such
 complaint, the attorney general  is  authorized  to  take  proof,  issue
 subpoenas and administer oaths in the manner provided in the civil prac-
 tice  law  and  rules.  Any  employer  whose employees, or some of them,
 refuse or threaten to refuse to cooperate with the  provisions  of  this
 article,  may  file  with  the  division a verified complaint asking for
 assistance by conciliation or other remedial action.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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