A00566 Summary:

BILL NOA00566A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03791-A
 
SPONSORJaffee
 
COSPNSRDinowitz, Cook, Galef, Gottfried, Cahill, Fahy, Titus, Mosley, Zebrowski, Pichardo, Simon, Steck, Brindisi, Mayer, Simotas, Arroyo, Joyner, Aubry, Seawright, Abinanti, Skoufis, Paulin, Rosenthal, Hunter, Harris, Bichotte, Jean-Pierre, Hyndman, De La Rosa, Blake, D'Urso, Carroll, Bronson
 
MLTSPNSRBarron, Braunstein, Buchwald, Crouch, Davila, Glick, Hooper, Lupardo, Magee, Perry, Rivera
 
Add 203-e, Lab L
 
Relates to the prohibition of discrimination based on an individual's or a dependent's reproductive health decision making.
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A00566 Actions:

BILL NOA00566A
 
01/09/2017referred to labor
02/14/2017reported referred to codes
03/01/2017reported
03/02/2017advanced to third reading cal.88
05/02/2017amended on third reading 566a
06/12/2017passed assembly
06/12/2017delivered to senate
06/12/2017REFERRED TO RULES
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A00566 Committee Votes:

LABOR Chair:Titus DATE:02/14/2017AYE/NAY:18/5 Action: Favorable refer to committee Codes
TitusAyeBrabenecNay
AbbateAyeCrouchExcused
PerryAyeFitzpatrickNay
OrtizAyeCurranExcused
ColtonAyeDiPietroExcused
BenedettoAyeCastorinaNay
HevesiAyeByrneNay
ZebrowskiAyeMorinelloNay
MillerAye
BronsonAye
RodriguezAye
MoyaExcused
DenDekkerExcused
MayerAye
SkoufisAye
RozicAye
SimonAye
SteckAye
JoynerAye
BarnwellAye
CarrollAbsent

CODES Chair:Lentol DATE:03/01/2017AYE/NAY:15/6 Action: Favorable
LentolAyeGrafNay
SchimmingerAyeGiglioNay
WeinsteinExcusedMcKevittNay
PretlowAyeMontesanoNay
CookAyeRaNay
CymbrowitzAyeMorinelloNay
TitusAye
O'DonnellAye
LavineAye
PerryAye
ZebrowskiAye
AbinantiAye
WeprinAye
MosleyAye
HevesiAye
FahyAye

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A00566 Floor Votes:

DATE:06/12/2017Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 103/39
AbbateYCrouchYGoodellNOLiftonYO'DonnellYSepulvedaY
AbinantiYCurranNOGottfriedYLopezNOOrtizYSimanowitzY
ArroyoERCusickYGrafNOLupardoYOtisYSimonY
AubryYCymbrowitzYGuntherYLupinacciNOPalmesanoNOSimotasY
BarclayNODavilaERHarrisYMageeYPalumboERSkartadosY
BarnwellYDe La RosaYHawleyNOMagnarelliYPaulinYSkoufisY
BarrettYDenDekkerYHevesiERMalliotakisYPellegrinoYSolagesY
BarronYDickensERHikindYMayerYPeoples-StokesYStecNO
BenedettoYDilanYHooperYMcDonaldYPerryYSteckY
BichotteYDinowitzYHunterYMcDonoughNOPheffer AmatoYStirpeY
BlakeYDiPietroNOHyndmanYMcKevittNOPichardoYThieleY
BlankenbushNOD'UrsoYJaffeeYMcLaughlinNOPretlowYTitoneY
BrabenecNOEnglebrightYJean-PierreERMill B NOQuartYTitusY
BraunsteinYErrigoNOJenneYMill MGYRaNOVanelY
BrindisiYFahyYJohnsYMill MLYRaiaNOWalkerY
BronsonYFarrellYJonesYMontesanoNORamosYWallaceY
BuchwaldYFinchNOJoynerYMorelleYRichardsonYWalshNO
ButlerNOFitzpatrickNOKavanaghYMorinelloNORiveraYWalterNO
ByrneNOFriendNOKearnsNOMosleyYRodriguezYWeinsteinY
CahillYGalefYKimYMoyaERRosenthalYWeprinY
CarrollYGanttYKolbNOMurrayNORozicYWilliamsY
CastorinaNOGarbarinoNOLalorNONiouYRyanYWoernerY
ColtonYGiglioNOLavineYNolanYSantabarbaraYWrightY
CookYGjonajYLawrenceNONorrisNOSchimmingerNOZebrowskiY
CrespoERGlickYLentolYOaksNOSeawrightYMr SpkrY

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A00566 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         566--A
                                                                 Cal. No. 88
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 9, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE, DINOWITZ, COOK, GALEF, GOTTFRIED, CAHILL,
          FAHY,  TITUS,  MOSLEY,  ZEBROWSKI,  PICHARDO,  SIMON, STECK, BRINDISI,
          MAYER, SIMOTAS, ARROYO, JOYNER, AUBRY, SEAWRIGHT,  ABINANTI,  SKOUFIS,
          PAULIN,  ROSENTHAL,  HUNTER,  HARRIS,  BICHOTTE, JEAN-PIERRE, HYNDMAN,
          DE LA ROSA, BLAKE, D'URSO, CARROLL, BRONSON -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --
          M.  of A. BARRON, BRAUNSTEIN, BUCHWALD, CROUCH, DAVILA, GLICK, HOOPER,
          LUPARDO, MAGEE, PERRY, RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Labor -- reported and referred to the  Committee  on  Codes  --
          advanced  to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
          its place on the order of third reading
 
        AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to discrimination based on an
          employee's or a dependent's reproductive health decision making
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 203-e to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 203-e. Prohibition of discrimination based on  an  employee's  or  a
     4  dependent's reproductive health decision making. 1. An employer shall be
     5  prohibited  from  accessing an employee's personal information regarding
     6  the employee's or the employee's dependent's reproductive  health  deci-
     7  sion making, including but not limited to, the decision to use or access
     8  a  particular  drug,  device  or  medical service without the employee's
     9  prior informed affirmative written consent.
    10    2. An employer shall not:
    11    (a) discriminate nor take any retaliatory personnel action against  an
    12  employee  with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges
    13  of employment because of or on the basis of  the  employee's  or  depen-
    14  dent's  reproductive  health decision making, including, but not limited
    15  to, a decision to use or access a particular  drug,  device  or  medical
    16  service; or
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01766-02-7

        A. 566--A                           2
 
     1    (b)  require  an  employee  to  sign  a waiver or other document which
     2  purports to deny an employee the right to make  their  own  reproductive
     3  health  care  decisions,  including use of a particular drug, device, or
     4  medical service.
     5    3.  An  employer  that  provides an employee handbook to its employees
     6  must include in the handbook notice  of  employee  rights  and  remedies
     7  under this section.
     8    4.  An  employee  may  bring  a civil action in any court of competent
     9  jurisdiction against an employer alleged to have violated the provisions
    10  of this section. In any  civil  action  alleging  a  violation  of  this
    11  section, the court may:
    12    (a)  award  damages, including, but not limited to, back pay, benefits
    13  and reasonable attorneys' fees and costs incurred to a prevailing plain-
    14  tiff;
    15    (b) afford injunctive relief against  any  employer  that  commits  or
    16  proposes to commit a violation of the provisions of this section;
    17    (c) order reinstatement; and/or
    18    (d) award liquidated damages equal to one hundred percent of the award
    19  for  damages  pursuant  to  paragraph  (a) of this subdivision unless an
    20  employer proves a good faith  basis  to  believe  that  its  actions  in
    21  violation of this section were in compliance with the law.
    22    5.  Nothing  in this section shall be construed to limit any rights of
    23  an employee provided through any other provision of law, common  law  or
    24  collective bargaining unit.
    25    6. Any act of retaliation for an employee exercising any rights grant-
    26  ed under this section shall subject an employer to separate civil penal-
    27  ties  under  this section. For the purposes of this section, retaliation
    28  or retaliatory personnel  action  shall  mean  discharging,  suspending,
    29  demoting, or otherwise penalizing an employee for:
    30    (a)  making  or  threatening  to  make,  a  complaint  to an employer,
    31  co-worker, or to a  public  body,  that  rights  guaranteed  under  this
    32  section have been violated;
    33    (b)  causing  to be instituted any proceeding under or related to this
    34  section; or
    35    (c) providing information to, or testifying before,  any  public  body
    36  conducting an investigation, hearing, or inquiry into any such violation
    37  of a law, rule, or regulation by such employer.
    38    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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