Bill Text: NY A05501 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Establishes penalties for threatening, penalizing, or in any other manner discriminating or retaliating against any employee, including but not limited to contacting United States immigration authorities or otherwise threatening to report an employee's suspected citizenship or immigration status.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-17 - substituted by s5791 [A05501 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05501-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 12, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. CRESPO -- (at request of the Department of Law)
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Labor
        AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to  penalties  for  discrimi-
          nation or retaliation against immigrant employees
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 215 of the  labor
     2  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new  undesignated  paragraph to read as
     3  follows:
     4    As used in this section, to threaten, penalize, or in any other manner
     5  discriminate or retaliate against any employee includes  threatening  to
     6  contact or contacting United States immigration authorities or otherwise
     7  reporting  or  threatening to report an employee's suspected citizenship
     8  or immigration status or the suspected citizenship or immigration status
     9  of an employee's family or household member, as defined  in  subdivision
    10  two  of section four hundred fifty-nine-a of the social services law, to
    11  a federal, state or local agency.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    13  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
    14  repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
    15  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
    16  on or before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.