Amendment ID: S2844-31-R1

Redraft Amendment 31

Workforce Diversity

Mr. Gomez, Ms. DiZoglio, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Tarr and Crighton, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Lovely and Ms. Rausch move that the proposed new text be amended in section 8, by striking out, in line 843, the words “and (viii)” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- "(viii) the total dollar amounts that the operator contracted for and paid to minority business enterprises, women business enterprises and veteran business enterprises, as defined in section 58 of chapter 7, in: (A) design contracts; (B) construction contracts; and (C) contracts for every good and service procured by the operator; provided, however, that the report shall also identify the amounts so contracted as a percentage of the total dollar amounts contracted for and actually paid to all businesses by the operator; (ix) any diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives the operator has implemented to support and encourage hiring and employment opportunities; and (x)."; and


in said section 8, in proposed chapter 23N, by adding the following section:-


"Section 24. Annually, not later than February 28, each operator shall prepare and submit a report on the demographic data of new employees hired in the preceding calendar year. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) a breakdown of new employees hired, by race, ethnicity and gender; (ii) the retention rate of minority employees; (iii) any perceived barriers or challenges to hiring minority employees; (iv) any diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that the operator has implemented to support and encourage the hiring and retention of minority employees; and (v) any additional information that the commission deems necessary. The report shall be submitted to the commission and filed with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies.".