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S04178 Summary:

Add 399-hh, Gen Bus L
Provides that no business shall be prohibited from adopting a zero tolerance drug policy.
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S04178 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      March 4, 2019
        Introduced by Sen. ANTONACCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
        AN  ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to providing that
          no business shall be prohibited from adopting a  zero  tolerance  drug

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  399-hh to read as follows:
     3    § 399-hh. Zero tolerance drug policy. 1. No person, corporation, part-
     4  nership, limited liability company, firm or any  other  business  entity
     5  doing  business  within  this  state  shall be prohibited, by law, rule,
     6  regulation or by any other means, from adopting  or  operating  under  a
     7  zero tolerance drug policy for its employees.
     8    2. For purposes of this section, the term "zero tolerance drug policy"
     9  shall  mean  a  business  policy  which imposes strict punishment or job
    10  termination for its employees for the use or possession of drugs in  the
    11  workplace  while  prohibiting persons of authority from using discretion
    12  in determining punishment for such use or possession.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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