STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
June 8, 2015
Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules -- committee
discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
to said committee
AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing the cheer-
leaders' fair pay act
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 219-d to
2 read as follows:
3 § 219-d. Application to cheerleaders. 1. A professional sports team
4 based in this state that employs professional athletes who have entered
5 into professional sports-services contracts, as defined by subdivision
6 eight of section eight hundred ninety-nine-a of the general business
7 law, and that utilizes the services of cheerleaders during its exhibi-
8 tions or games, shall provide such cheerleaders with all of the rights,
9 benefits and protections conferred to its employees by this chapter for
10 all services provided for the benefit of the team.
11 2. For the purposes of this section, "cheerleader" means an individual
12 who performs acrobatics, dance, gymnastic exercises, ice skating, or
13 other performances in promotion of a professional sports franchise iden-
14 tified in subdivision one of this section.
15 § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
16 have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.