senate Bill S6368

Amended

Relates to authorized leave for volunteer fire department members or volunteer ambulance squad members for states of emergency

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 01 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 01 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.260
  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / Mar / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Mar / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6368A
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS

Summary

Provides authorized leave for volunteer fire department members or volunteer ambulance squad members for states of emergency; leave is deemed excused when a state of emergency is declared by the federal or state government and such person is engaged in the actual performance of his or her duties as an emergency responder; such period of leave shall not be charged against any other leave to which the employee is entitled; the employer may request a statement from the department or service stating the period of time the employee responded to the state of emergency.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6368
S6368A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง202-l, Lab L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6368

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the labor law, in relation to authorized absences by members
of volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance squads who respond
to states of emergency

PURPOSE:
To provide an authorized leave of absence from a place of
employment for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who
respond to a state of emergency declared by the federal or state
governments.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 provides that a volunteer
firefighter or ambulance worker shall be deemed to have an authorized
leave of absence from his or her regular place of employment when
engaged in the actual performance of his or her duties as an
emergency responder pursuant to a state of emergency as declared by
the federal or state government. The entire period of the absence
shall be excused leave and not charged against any other leave to
which such employee is entitled and the head of a fire department or
ambulance service will certify to such service, when requested to do
so by an employer.

JUSTIFICATION:
Volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers are often
called upon respond to states of emergency that are called by the
state or federal governments. They perform critical services during
these emergencies and are often away from their places of employment
for days at a time, while serving with members of the National Guard
and other responders. This bill seeks to provide them with protection
from loss of employment while providing these services.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6368

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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  authorized  absences  by
  members  of  volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance squads
  who respond to states of emergency

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 202-l to
read as follows:
  S 202-L. AUTHORIZED ABSENCE. 1. EVERY PERSON WHO  IS  A  MEMBER  OF  A
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT OR A VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SQUAD SHALL BE DEEMED
TO  HAVE AN AUTHORIZED LEAVE FROM HIS OR HER REGULAR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
WHEN ENGAGED IN THE ACTUAL PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS AN  EMER-
GENCY  RESPONDER  PURSUANT  TO  A  STATE OF EMERGENCY AS DECLARED BY THE
FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT.
  2. THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE AUTHORIZED  ABSENCE  GRANTED  PURSUANT  TO
THIS SECTION SHALL BE EXCUSED LEAVE AND SHALL NOT BE CHARGED AGAINST ANY
OTHER LEAVE TO WHICH SUCH EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED.
  3.  UPON REQUEST, THE EMPLOYEE MUST PROVIDE THE EMPLOYER WITH A STATE-
MENT FROM THE HEAD OF THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OR  VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE
SERVICE,  AS  APPLICABLE,  STATING THE PERIOD OF TIME OR TIMES THAT SAID
EMPLOYEE RESPONDED TO A STATE OF EMERGENCY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14337-01-2

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