2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 23, 2019
        Introduced  by Sens. SANDERS, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered print-
          ed, and when printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer
        AN  ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting an
          employer from discriminating on the basis of credit history
          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  380-bb to read as follows:
     3    §  380-bb.  Discrimination  on  the basis of credit history.  Notwith-
     4  standing any contrary provision of law, no employer shall use or request
     5  information in the credit history of a  job  applicant  or  employee  in
     6  connection  with  or  as a criterion for employment decisions related to
     7  hiring, termination, promotion, demotion, discipline,  compensation,  or
     8  the  terms,  conditions, or privileges of employment unless the employer
     9  is mandated by this article or federal  law  to  use  individual  credit
    10  history for employment purposes, or the employer has a bona fide purpose
    11  for requesting or using information in the credit history report that is
    12  substantially related to the employee's current or potential job and the
    13  employer complies with the notice and consent requirements of the Feder-
    14  al Fair Credit Reporting Act.
    15    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    16  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.