State Assembly passes Women's Equality Act - NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports

State Assembly passes Women's Equality Act

Updated:

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Governor's Women's Equality Act has been approved in the State Assembly with a vote of 97-47.

On Thursday, the New York Women's Equality Coalition and senate democratic leadership held a conference to discuss the measure.

Earlier this week a deal was reached to separate the 10-points of Governor Cuomo's Women's Equality Act into individual bills. The Assembly has passed all 10 bills.

The legislation outlined by Governor Cuomo take significant steps in ending discriminatory practices and obstacles facing women in New York, including secure pay inequity, sexual harassment in the workplace, pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, strengthen human trafficking laws, protect domestic violence victims and reaffirm a woman's freedom to choose.

Governor Cuomo said, "Today, the Assembly passed the Women's Equality Act, bringing us one step closer to addressing gender inequalities in our state and restoring New York as a national leader of women's rights. The Assembly had the courage to stand up on behalf of the women of New York, and now the Senate must do the same. Each and every part of the Women's Equality Act is vitally important to the future of women in our state and New Yorkers deserve to know where all their elected representatives stand on all of them."

The following Program Bills were delivered to the Legislature:

  • GPB #22 Women's Equality Act Part A -- View Bill HERE
  • GPB #23 Women's Equality Act Part B -- View Bill HERE
  • GPB #24 Women's Equality Act Part C -- View Bill HERE
  • GPB #25 Women's Equality Act Part D -- View Bill HERE
  • GPB #26 Women's Equality Act Part E -- View Bill HERE
  • GPB #27 Women's Equality Act Part F
  • GPB #28 Women's Equality Act Part G -- View Bill HERE
  • GPB #29 Women's Equality Act Part H -- View Bill HERE
  • GPB #30 Women's Equality Act Part I -- View Bill HERE
  • GPB #31 Women's Equality Act Part J -- View Bill HERE

The State Senate will take up the issue Friday.

 

Powered by WorldNow
     
NEWS10 ABC
341 Northern Boulevard
Albany, NY 12204
+(518) 436-4822
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WTEN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.