senate Bill S7577

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to certain notices and guidelines regarding mental health services and resources available to employees

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2022 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.1437
May 17, 2022 reported and committed to rules
May 10, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Apr 28, 2022 print number 7577b
Apr 28, 2022 amend and recommit to labor
Mar 14, 2022 print number 7577a
Mar 14, 2022 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Dec 08, 2021 referred to rules

Votes

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May 23, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S7577B
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 17, 2022 - Finance committee Vote

S7577B
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
7
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 10, 2022 - Labor committee Vote

S7577B
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 10, 2022

aye wr (2)

Co-Sponsors

S7577 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8675
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§218-c & 218-d, Lab L

S7577 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of labor to create and distribute to employers written materials regarding mental health services and resources available to employees to be posted in the workplace; directs voluntary guidance for employers to put in place strategies and programs to support the mental health and wellness of their employees; provides that such guidance be in written and digital resources and in English or translated to an additional primary language or languages as applicable.

S7577 - Sponsor Memo

S7577 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7577
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to workplace mental health
 
   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 two new sections 218-c
 and 218-d to read as follows:
   § 218-C. POSTING OF INFORMATION REGARDING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS  AND
 RESOURCES.  THE  COMMISSIONER,  IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF
 THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, SHALL CREATE AND DISTRIBUTE TO EMPLOYERS IN
 THIS STATE A POSTER, PAMPHLET,  OR  OTHER  WRITTEN  MATERIALS  REGARDING
 MENTAL  HEALTH  AND  WELLNESS OF EMPLOYEES. SUCH MATERIALS SHALL INCLUDE
 INFORMATION ABOUT  MENTAL  HEALTH  ISSUES  AND  RESOURCES  AVAILABLE  TO
 EMPLOYEES WITH POSSIBLE MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMIT-
 ED  TO,  HOTLINES  AND  WEBSITES  MAINTAINED BY LOCAL, STATE OR NATIONAL
 ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, AND THE RIGHTS OF WORKERS
 WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES PURSUANT TO THE AMERICANS  WITH  DISABILI-
 TIES  ACT  (ADA).  EVERY  EMPLOYER  SHALL POST SUCH POSTER, PAMPHLETS OR
 OTHER WRITTEN MATERIALS IN HIS OR HER ESTABLISHMENT OR  PLACE  OF  BUSI-
 NESS,  IN  A  PLACE ACCESSIBLE TO HIS OR HER EMPLOYEES AND IN A VISUALLY
 CONSPICUOUS MANNER.
   § 218-D. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
 THE  OFFICE  OF MENTAL HEALTH, SHALL ESTABLISH A FRAMEWORK AND VOLUNTARY
 STANDARDS FOR ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE TO REDUCE MENTAL
 HEALTH STIGMA, INCREASE PUBLIC,  EMPLOYEE,  AND  EMPLOYER  AWARENESS  OF
 MENTAL  HEALTH ISSUES, AND PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO EMPLOYERS TO PUT IN PLACE
 STRATEGIES AND PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT THE MENTAL  HEALTH  AND  WELLNESS  OF
 THEIR  EMPLOYEES.  SUCH  STRATEGIES AND PROGRAMS MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE
 LIMITED TO, AN EMPLOYER SPONSORED WEBSITE OR ONLINE PORTAL FOR RESOURCES
 AND   GUIDELINES   INCLUDED   IN   AN   EMPLOYEE   HANDBOOK,    POSTERS,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13077-01-1
 S. 7577                             2

Co-Sponsors

S7577A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8675
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§218-c & 218-d, Lab L

S7577A - Summary

Directs the commissioner of labor to create and distribute to employers written materials regarding mental health services and resources available to employees to be posted in the workplace; directs voluntary guidance for employers to put in place strategies and programs to support the mental health and wellness of their employees; provides that such guidance be in written and digital resources and in English or translated to an additional primary language or languages as applicable.

S7577A - Sponsor Memo

S7577A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7577--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. BROUK, RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --  recommitted
   to  the Committee on Labor in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to workplace mental health
 
   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 two new  sections  218-c
 and 218-d to read as follows:
   §  218-C. POSTING OF INFORMATION REGARDING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND
 RESOURCES. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
 THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, SHALL CREATE AND DISTRIBUTE TO EMPLOYERS IN
 THIS  STATE  A  POSTER,  PAMPHLET,  OR OTHER WRITTEN MATERIALS REGARDING
 MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF EMPLOYEES. SUCH  MATERIALS  SHALL  INCLUDE
 INFORMATION  ABOUT  MENTAL  HEALTH  ISSUES  AND  RESOURCES  AVAILABLE TO
 EMPLOYEES WITH POSSIBLE MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMIT-
 ED TO, HOTLINES AND WEBSITES MAINTAINED  BY  LOCAL,  STATE  OR  NATIONAL
 ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, AND THE RIGHTS OF WORKERS
 WITH  PSYCHIATRIC  DISABILITIES PURSUANT TO THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
 TIES ACT (ADA). EVERY EMPLOYER SHALL  POST  SUCH  POSTER,  PAMPHLETS  OR
 OTHER  WRITTEN  MATERIALS  IN HIS OR HER ESTABLISHMENT OR PLACE OF BUSI-
 NESS, IN A PLACE ACCESSIBLE TO HIS OR HER EMPLOYEES AND  IN  A  VISUALLY
 CONSPICUOUS  MANNER.    THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  TRANSLATE SUCH POSTER,
 PAMPHLETS, OR OTHER WRITTEN MATERIALS INTO THE SIX MOST COMMON NON-ENGL-
 ISH LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY  IN
 THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
   §  218-D.  WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH.  THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION
 WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, SHALL ESTABLISH  A
 FRAMEWORK  AND  VOLUNTARY  STANDARDS FOR ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE
 WORKPLACE TO REDUCE MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA, INCREASE PUBLIC, EMPLOYEE, AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13077-04-2

Co-Sponsors

S7577B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8675
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§218-c & 218-d, Lab L

S7577B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of labor to create and distribute to employers written materials regarding mental health services and resources available to employees to be posted in the workplace; directs voluntary guidance for employers to put in place strategies and programs to support the mental health and wellness of their employees; provides that such guidance be in written and digital resources and in English or translated to an additional primary language or languages as applicable.

S7577B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7577B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7577--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. BROUK, RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --  recommitted
   to  the Committee on Labor in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted  to  said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to workplace mental health
 
   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. WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND RESOURCES.  1.  POSTING
 OF INFORMATION REGARDING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND RESOURCES.
   A.  THE  COMMISSIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE
 OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, SHALL  CREATE
 AND  DISTRIBUTE  WRITTEN  MATERIALS REGARDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND
 RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO EMPLOYEES. SUCH MATERIALS SHALL INCLUDE AT  MINI-
 MUM,  SIGNS  AND SYMPTOMS OF MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS, HOTLINES, WEBSITES,
 OR OTHER RESOURCES MAINTAINED BY LOCAL, STATE OR NATIONAL  ORGANIZATIONS
 OFFERING  MENTAL  HEALTH  SERVICES,  AND RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION ABOUT
 FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS  FOR  EMPLOYEES  WITH
 MENTAL  HEALTH  RELATED  DISABILITIES.   SUCH WRITTEN MATERIALS SHALL BE
 TRANSLATED INTO AT LEAST THE TWELVE MOST  COMMON  NON-ENGLISH  LANGUAGES
 SPOKEN  BY  INDIVIDUALS  WITH  LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN THE STATE,
 BASED ON THE DATA IN THE MOST RECENT AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY PUBLISHED
 BY THE UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU.
   B. EVERY EMPLOYER IN THE STATE SHALL POST SUCH MATERIALS  IN  A  PLACE
 ACCESSIBLE TO HIS OR HER EMPLOYEES AND IN A VISUALLY CONSPICUOUS MANNER.
 WHERE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES HAVE IDENTIFIED AS THEIR PRIMARY
 LANGUAGE  A  LANGUAGE  FOR WHICH SUCH WRITTEN MATERIALS HAVE BEEN TRANS-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13077-06-2
 S. 7577--B                          2

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