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File #: Int 0660-2018    Version: Name: Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act - Making improvements to clarify and strengthen the human rights law as it relates to sexual harassment.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Civil and Human Rights
On agenda: 3/7/2018
Enactment date: 5/9/2018 Law number: 2018/099
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making improvements to clarify and strengthen the human rights law as it relates to sexual harassment
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Deborah L. Rose, Helen K. Rosenthal, Margaret S. Chin, Vanessa L. Gibson, Keith Powers , Costa G. Constantinides, Ben Kallos, Adrienne E. Adams, Mathieu Eugene, Brad S. Lander, I. Daneek Miller, Diana Ayala , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Karen Koslowitz
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill would amend the policy statement of the New York City Human Rights Law to include sexual harassment as a form of discrimination that the New York City Commission on Human Rights shall have the power to eliminate and prevent.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 660-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 660, 3. Int. No. 660, 4. Committee Report 2/28/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 2/28/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 2/28/18, 7. March 7, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 8. Proposed Int. No. 660-A - 4/4/18, 9. Committee Report 4/9/18, 10. Hearing Testimony 4/9/18, 11. Hearing Transcript 4/9/18, 12. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 13. April 11, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-11-18, 15. Int. No. 660-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Mayor's Letter, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 11, 2018
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/10/2018ACarlina Rivera City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018ACarlina Rivera Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2018ACarlina Rivera Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/11/2018ACarlina Rivera City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/11/2018ACarlina Rivera City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2018*Carlina Rivera Committee on Civil and Human Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2018*Carlina Rivera Committee on Civil and Human Rights Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2018*Carlina Rivera Committee on Civil and Human Rights Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2018ACarlina Rivera Committee on Civil and Human Rights Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/7/2018*Carlina Rivera City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/7/2018*Carlina Rivera City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2018*Carlina Rivera Committee on Women P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2018*Carlina Rivera Committee on Women Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2018*Carlina Rivera Committee on Civil and Human Rights P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2018*Carlina Rivera Committee on Civil and Human Rights Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 660-A

 

By Council Members Rivera, Rose, Rosenthal, Chin, Gibson, Powers, Constantinides, Kallos, Adams, Eugene, Lander, Miller, Ayala, Ampry-Samuel and Koslowitz

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making improvements to clarify and strengthen the human rights law as it relates to sexual harassment

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 8-101 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 119 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

In the city of New York, with its great cosmopolitan population, there is no greater danger to the health, morals, safety and welfare of the city and its inhabitants than the existence of groups prejudiced against one another and antagonistic to each other because of their actual or perceived differences, including those based on race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, uniformed service, any lawful source of income, status as a victim of domestic violence or status as a victim of sex offenses or stalking, whether children are, may be or would be residing with a person or conviction or arrest record. The council hereby finds and declares that prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, and discrimination, bias-related violence or harassment and disorder occasioned thereby threaten the rights and proper privileges of its inhabitants and menace the institutions and foundation of a free democratic state. The council further finds and declares that gender-based harassment threatens the terms, conditions and privileges of employment. A city agency is hereby created with power to eliminate and prevent discrimination from playing any role in actions relating to employment, public accommodations, and housing and other real estate, and to take other actions against prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, discrimination, sexual harassment and bias-related violence or harassment as herein provided; and the commission established hereunder is hereby given general jurisdiction and power for such purposes.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

MMB / ACK

LS # 5796

3/31/2018 9:25am