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S05847 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         5847

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                     June 8, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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  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    S  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,
   10  REGARDLESS OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS  UNDER  WHICH  SUCH  CHEERLEADERS
   11  PERFORM.
   12    2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "CHEERLEADER" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL
   13  WHO  PERFORMS ACROBATICS, DANCE OR GYMNASTIC EXERCISES IN PROMOTION OF A
   14  PROFESSIONAL SPORTS FRANCHISE IDENTIFIED  IN  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS
   15  SECTION.
   16    S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
   17  have become a law.



        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD08871-02-5
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