|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 16, 2021||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7292
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7292 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7292 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7292 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to clarifying the stand- ard for disparate treatment claims PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To expand protections against retaliation by clarifying that discrimi- nation need only be a "motivating factor" to be illegal. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 292 of the executive law by adding a new subsection to clarify that the terms "because of" and "because" in disparate treatment cases mean the unlawful motive was a motivating factor, and that disparate impact method of proving liability shall not be precluded or limited as a result.
S7292 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7292 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E July 16, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to clarifying the stand- ard for disparate treatment claims THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 292 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 39 to read as follows: 39. THE TERMS "BECAUSE OF" AND "BECAUSE" IN DISPARATE TREATMENT CASES MEAN THE UNLAWFUL MOTIVE WAS A MOTIVATING FACTOR. NOTHING IN THIS DEFI- NITION IS INTENDED TO PRECLUDE OR LIMIT USE OF THE DISPARATE IMPACT METHOD OF PROVING LIABILITY. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11856-01-1
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