Bill Text: NY A01679 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides that an employer may not take retaliatory action against a person who protests against or discloses any bribery or attempted bribery of a public official.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-5)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-16 - referred to labor [A01679 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01679-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1679
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 16, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. ABINANTI, LAWRENCE, GALEF, M. G. MILLER, DINOW-
          ITZ, STIRPE, LIFTON, RIVERA, MONTESANO,  FINCH,  GOTTFRIED,  PICHARDO,
          COLTON,  JOYNER, MOSLEY, ARROYO, BARRON, THIELE, JAFFEE, RAIA, CAHILL,
          STECK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ENGLEBRIGHT,  GIGLIO,  GLICK,
          SIMON, SIMOTAS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Labor
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  labor law, in relation to retaliatory action by
          employers
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Subdivision 2 of section 740 of the labor law, as added by
     2  chapter 660 of the laws of 1984, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 442
     3  of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
     4    2. Prohibitions. An employer shall not take any retaliatory  personnel
     5  action against an employee because such employee does any of the follow-
     6  ing:
     7    (a)  (i)  discloses,  or threatens to disclose to a supervisor or to a
     8  public body an activity, policy or practice of the employer that  is  in
     9  violation  of  law,  rule  or  regulation  which  violation  creates and
    10  presents a substantial and specific danger to the public health or safe-
    11  ty, or which constitutes health care fraud; or
    12    [(b)] (ii) provides information to, or testifies  before,  any  public
    13  body  conducting  an  investigation,  hearing  or  inquiry into any such
    14  violation of a law, rule or regulation by such employer; or
    15    [(c)] (iii) objects to, or refuses to participate in any  such  activ-
    16  ity, policy or practice in violation of a law, rule or regulation[.]; or
    17    (b)  protests  or discloses, whether to a supervisor, a public entity,
    18  or to the public in general, any action that constitutes a violation  of
    19  section  seventy-three,  seventy-three-A, seventy-four, seventy-five, or
    20  seventy-six of the  public  officers  law  or  section  175.20,  175.25,
    21  175.40, 195.20 or article two hundred of the penal law.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04875-01-9
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