Enacts "Joanne's law"; requires notification of actions of perpetrator of crime in workplace to the workplace.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to enacting "Joanne's law"
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires notification of actions of perpetrator of crime in workplace to former employer or workplace
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Provides that this act shall be known and may be cited as "Joanne's Law."
Section 2: Amends the Labor Law by adding a new section 44 which requires that employers or workplaces are notified if former employees or visitors whom were convicted of crimes that were committed in those workplaces are released from incarceration or violate their probation or parole.
Section 3: Effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: The purpose of this bill is to notify an employer or workplace when a former employee is released from incarceration or has violated his or her probation or parole, if they committed a crime in that workplace. This bill would safeguard employers and employees from potential retaliation from former employees who have committed workplace violence or crimes in the workplace. Notifying an employer would enable a workplace to take the proper measures or precautions to protect themselves and their employees.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4932 of 2012: Died in Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction, Died in Assembly Labor S.4932 of 2011: Died in Senate Labor, Died in Assembly Labor S.5152 of 2010: Died in Senate Labor, Died in Assembly Labor S.5152 of 2009: Died in Senate Labor
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal to State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2042 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- 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 enacting "Joanne's law" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Joanne's law". S 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 44 to read as follows: S 44. NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONS OF CRIME PERPETRATORS. THE CORRECTIONAL OR PROBATIONAL AUTHORITIES HAVING JURISDICTION OF A PERSON WHO HAS COMMITTED A CRIME IN A WORKPLACE SHALL NOTIFY THE WORKPLACE IF SUCH PERSON IS RELEASED FROM INCARCERATION OR HAS VIOLATED THE PROVISIONS OF HIS OR HER PROBATION OR PAROLE. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05950-01-3