Bill Text: NY S04716 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Includes information about bystander intervention training in the department of labor's model sexual harassment prevention policy that includes information and practical guidance on how to enable bystanders to recognize potentially problematic behaviors and to motivate bystanders to take action when such bystanders observe problematic behaviors.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-21 - REFERRED TO LABOR [S04716 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04716-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 21, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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  bystander  intervention
          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 2 of section 201-g of the  labor
     2  law,  as added by section 1 of subpart E of part KK of chapter 57 of the
     3  laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
     4    a. Such model sexual harassment prevention training program  shall  be
     5  interactive  and  include:  (i)  an  explanation  of  sexual  harassment
     6  consistent with guidance issued by the department in  consultation  with
     7  the  division  of  human  rights;  (ii)  examples  of conduct that would
     8  constitute unlawful sexual harassment; (iii) information concerning  the
     9  federal  and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and
    10  remedies available to victims of sexual harassment; [and] (iv)  informa-
    11  tion  concerning  employees'  rights of redress and all available forums
    12  for adjudicating complaints; and  (v)  bystander  intervention  training
    13  that  includes  information  and  practical  guidance  on  how to enable
    14  bystanders to recognize potentially problematic behaviors and  to  moti-
    15  vate   such   bystanders  to  take  action  when  observing  problematic
    16  behaviors.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    18  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
    19  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    20  tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
    21  completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.