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: A new section 44 is added to the labor law to require that employers or workplaces are notified if former employees or visitors whom were convicted of violent acts in those workplaces are released from incarceration or violate their probation or parole.
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/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: 2010: A.11557 (Rules) Christensen, Referred to Labor.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal to State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4932 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 2, 2011 ___________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. LBD06915-10-1