A03690 Summary:

BILL NOA03690
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00399
 
SPONSORLifton (MS)
 
COSPNSRAubry, Benedetto, Bing, Colton, Gottfried, Jaffee, Jeffries, Schroeder, Wright, Galef, Schimel, Lupardo, Lancman, Miller M, Rodriguez, Rivera P
 
MLTSPNSRBoyland, Brook-Krasny, Cahill, Clark, Farrell, Glick, Gunther, Hooper, Jacobs, Maisel, McEneny, Peoples-Stokes, Ra, Reilly, Rivera J, Robinson, Rosenthal, Weinstein
 
Amd S296, Exec L
 
Makes it a discriminatory practice to compensate employees of different sexes differently for work that is of comparable worth; specifically provides when differing compensation is permissible; provides for phase-in.
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A03690 Floor Votes:

DATE:04/11/2011Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 101/45
AbbateYClarkYGoodellNOLentolYMurrayNOSaladinoY
AbinantiYColtonYGottfriedYLiftonYNolanYSaywardNO
AmedoreNOConteNOGrafNOLinaresYOaksNOScarboroughY
ArroyoYCookYGuntherYLope P NOO'DonnellYSchimelY
AubryYCorwinNOHannaNOLope V YOrtizYSchimmingerNO
BarclayNOCrespoYHawleyNOLosquadroNOPalmesanoNOSchroederY
BarronERCrouchNOHayesNOLupardoYPaulinYSimotasY
BenedettoYCurranYHeastieYMageeYPeoples StokesYSmardzNO
BingYCusickYHevesiYMagnarelliYPerryYSpanoY
BlankenbushNOCymbrowitzYHikindYMaiselYPhefferYStevensonY
BoylandYDenDekkerYHooperYMalliotakisYPretlowYSweeneyY
BoyleNODestitoYHoytYMarkeyYRaYTediscoNO
BraunsteinYDinowitzYJacobsYMcDonoughNORabbittNOTenneyNO
BrennanYDupreyNOJaffeeYMcEnenyYRaiaYThieleY
BronsonYEnglebrightYJeffriesYMcKevittYRamosYTitoneY
Brook KrasnyYFarrellYJohnsNOMcLaughlinNOReilichNOTitusY
BurlingNOFinchNOJordanNOMengYReillyYTobaccoNO
ButlerNOFitzpatrickNOKatzNOMill D NORive J YWeinsteinY
CahillYFriendNOKavanaghYMill J NORive N YWeisenbergY
CalhounNOGabryszakNOKellnerYMill M YRive P YWeprinY
CamaraYGalefYKirwanNOMillmanYRobertsYWrightY
CanestrariYGanttYKolbNOMolinaroYRobinsonYZebrowskiY
CastelliYGibsonYLancmanYMontesanoNORodriguezYMr SpkrY
CastroYGiglioNOLatimerYMorelleYRosenthalY
CerettoNOGlickERLavineYMoyaYRussellY

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A03690 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3690
 
SPONSOR: Lifton (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to making it a discriminatory practice to compensate employees of different sexes differently for work that is of comparable worth   PURPOSE OF GENERAL IDEAL OF BILL: To remedy historical patterns of compensation, most frequently in female-dominated occupations, that cause female employees to be paid less than male counterparts in compa- rable jobs.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would make it an unlawful discriminatory practice under Section 296 of the Executive Law for an employer to discriminate between male and female employees, by compen- sating employees of different sexes differently, for work that is of comparable worth to the employer. The worth of various jobs would be measured by the skill, effort, and responsibility normally required in the performance of work, and the conditions under which the work is normally performed. Compensation systems based on seniority, merit, or quantity or quality of production without regard to sex would be exempt from the provisions of this bill. Employers would not be permitted to comply with this bill by reducing the compensation of any employee or of any position. Employers would not be found to be in violation of this law for three years, as long as they were taking steps to implement a comparable worth standard.   JUSTIFICATION: The bill extends the right of "equal pay for equal work" to include equal pay for work that is comparable, as measured by the skill, effort and responsibility normally required in the perform- ance of work, and the conditions under which the work is normally performed. Currently, traditional female-dominated job titles are often under-valued in an employer's pay scales, relative to comparable male- dominated job titles. For example, clerk-typists may be paid less than custodians, emergency services operators less than fire dispatchers, and registered nursing assistants less than plumbers, although job require- ments are comparable. This bill would make this type of discrimination a violation of the Human Rights Law.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 1998 - 2006: Passed Assembly. 2007-08: A6959; referred to Investigations and Government Operations, amend and recommit to Investigations and Government Operations, referred to Inves- tigations and Government Operations.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Ninety days after it becomes law.
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