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A08007 Summary:

BILL NOA08007
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05064
 
SPONSORRajkumar
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §292, rpld §296-b, Exec L
 
Relates to the definition of the term "employee" for purposes of the human rights law; relates to unlawful discriminatory practices relating to domestic workers.
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A08007 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8007
 
SPONSOR: Rajkumar
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the definition of the term "employee" for purposes of the human rights law; and to repeal section 296-b of the executive law, relating to unlawful discriminatory practices relating to domestic workers   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to protect domestic workers under the provisions of the Human Rights Law.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 6 of section 292 of the Executive Law by striking the exclusion of domestic workers from the definition of "employee." Section 2 repeals Section 296-b of the Executive Law. Section 3 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: In current state law, domestic workers are excluded from the definition of "employee" applicable to the Human Rights Law. Instead, Section 296-b of the Executive Law solely prohibits sexual harassment against domestic workers. Domestic workers deserve the full protections of the Hjman Rights Law, including full protection from discrimination and harassment regardless of whether it is on the basis of their age, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic char- acteristics, familial status, marital status, or status as a victim of domestic violence.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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