Bill Text: NY S04143 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Grants employee protections conferred by the labor law to cheerleaders.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-01 - REFERRED TO LABOR [S04143 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04143-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      March 1, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
        AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to  establishing  the  cheer-
          leaders' fair pay act
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section  219-d  to
     2  read as follows:
     3    §  219-d.  Application  to cheerleaders. 1. A professional sports team
     4  based in this state that employs professional athletes who have  entered
     5  into  professional  sports-services contracts, as defined by subdivision
     6  eight of section eight hundred ninety-nine-a  of  the  general  business
     7  law,  and  that utilizes the services of cheerleaders during its exhibi-
     8  tions or games, shall provide such cheerleaders with all of the  rights,
     9  benefits  and protections conferred to its employees by this chapter for
    10  all services provided for the benefit of the team.
    11    2. For the purposes of this section, "cheerleader" means an individual
    12  who performs acrobatics, dance, gymnastic  exercises,  ice  skating,  or
    13  other performances in promotion of a professional sports franchise iden-
    14  tified in subdivision one of this section.
    15    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    16  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.