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A08981 Summary:

BILL NOA08981
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07197
 
SPONSORJaffee
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 203-e, Lab L (as proposed in S.660 & A.584)
 
Makes certain provisions related to prohibition of discrimination based on an employee's or a dependent's reproductive health decision making severable.
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A08981 Actions:

BILL NOA08981
 
01/07/2020referred to labor
01/08/2020referred to labor
01/28/2020reported
01/30/2020advanced to third reading cal.375
02/03/2020substituted by s7197
 S07197 AMEND= METZGER
 01/10/2020REFERRED TO RULES
 01/13/2020ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.121
 01/23/2020PASSED SENATE
 01/23/2020DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 01/23/2020referred to labor
 02/03/2020substituted for a8981
 02/03/2020ordered to third reading cal.375
 02/26/2020passed assembly
 02/26/2020returned to senate
 04/17/2020DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 04/17/2020SIGNED CHAP.85
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A08981 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8981
 
SPONSOR: Jaffee
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to the severability of certain provisions   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to amend Chapter 457 of the Laws of 2019 in order to effectuate the intent of the law.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would add a new subdivision to § 203-e of the New York State Labor Law to establish a severability clause.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE): Not applicable.   JUSTIFICATION: Section 203-e of the New York State Labor Law ensures that employees and their dependents are able to make their own reproductive health care decisions without incurring adverse employment consequences. As this law continues to face challenges from stakeholders and other interest groups, a severability clause is necessary in order to preserve the remaining effects of such law in the event that certain provisions are struck down by the courts.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as 457 of the laws of 2019, amending the labor law relating to discrimi- nation based on an employee's or a dependent's reproductive health deci- sion making, as proposed in legislative bill numbers S.660 and A.584, takes effect.
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A08981 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8981
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 7, 2020
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Labor
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  labor  law,  in relation to the severability of
          certain provisions
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  203-e of the labor law, as added by a chapter of
     2  the laws of 2019, amending the  labor  law  relating  to  discrimination
     3  based  on  an  employee's  or a dependent's reproductive health decision
     4  making, as proposed in legislative bill numbers S. 660 and  A.  584,  is
     5  amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
     6    7.  If  any word, phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or
     7  part of this section or the application thereof to any person or circum-
     8  stances shall, for any reason, be adjudged by  any  court  of  competent
     9  jurisdiction  to  be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair, or
    10  invalidate the remainder thereof, and the application thereof  to  other
    11  persons  or circumstances, but shall be confined in its operation to the
    12  word, phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part  thereof
    13  directly  involved  in the controversy in which such judgment shall have
    14  been rendered and to the person or circumstances involved. It is  hereby
    15  declared  to  be  the  intent of the legislature that this section would
    16  have been enacted even if such invalid provisions had not been  included
    17  herein.
    18    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
    19  manner as a chapter of the laws of 2019, amending the labor law relating
    20  to discrimination based on an employee's or a  dependent's  reproductive
    21  health  decision  making, as proposed in legislative bill numbers S. 660
    22  and A. 584, takes effect.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02778-07-0
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