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S05847 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      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.
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