senate Bill S723A

Relates to the dedicated occupational safety and health training and education and occupational health clinic programs fund

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Dec / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Dec / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 723A
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Mar / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Relates to the dedicated occupational safety and health training and education and occupational health clinic programs fund.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S723
S723A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง97-c, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S2249

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S723A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the state finance law, in relation to the dedicated
occupational safety and health training and education and occupational
health clinic programs fund

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one amends section 97-C of the State Finance Law by adding
language in subsections 1, 2, 3 and 4 that requires dedicated funding
for the occupational safety and health training and education and
occupational health clinic programs fund. It also adds language to
subsection 5 that indexes future increases to the funding to
increases in the maximum rate for workers' compensation benefits
pursuant to Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 15 of the
workers' compensation law.

JUSTIFICATION:
Occupational clinics provide much needed health care to workers and
occupational safety and health training and education provides
necessary services to reduce the number of injured workers. These
programs have long been subject to budget cuts that create
uncertainty and jeopardize the effectiveness in reducing injuries and
care for injured workers. This bill would safeguard these programs
from future funding cuts and would capture the increased assessment
based funds that will be made available as a result of future maximum
benefit increases,

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009: S.2249 Referred to Finance
2008: S.6913 Reported to Rules; A.4509-B Passed Assembly
2005-06: A.3948 Referred to Labor
2004: A.11379 Reported to Ways and Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 723--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  state finance law, in relation to the dedicated
  occupational safety and health training and education and occupational
  health clinic programs fund

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

  Section  1. Section 97-c of the state finance law, as added by chapter
886 of the laws of 1985, subdivisions 3 and 4 as amended by chapter  309
of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  S  97-c.  [Training  and  education program on occupational safety and
health fund] DEDICATED  OCCUPATIONAL  SAFETY  AND  HEALTH  TRAINING  AND
EDUCATION  AND  OCCUPATIONAL  HEALTH  CLINIC  PROGRAMS FUND. 1. There is
hereby established in the custody of the state comptroller the [training
and education program on occupational safety and health fund]  DEDICATED
OCCUPATIONAL  SAFETY  AND HEALTH TRAINING AND EDUCATION AND OCCUPATIONAL
HEALTH CLINIC PROGRAMS FUND.
  2. Such fund shall consist of moneys collected  from  special  compen-
sation  assessments  collected pursuant to the provisions of section one
hundred fifty-one of the workers'  compensation  law  FOR  THE  TRAINING
PROGRAM  ON  OCCUPATIONAL  SAFETY AND HEALTH AND THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
CLINIC NETWORK.
  3. Moneys of the fund shall be available to the New York state occupa-
tional safety and health hazard abatement board for purposes of carrying
out the provisions of article twenty-nine of the labor law  and  to  the
department of labor for worker protection activities under its jurisdic-
tion,  AND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR SERVICES RELATED TO THE OCCU-
PATIONAL HEALTH CLINIC NETWORK.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02813-03-1

S. 723--A                           2

  4. The moneys shall be paid out of the fund on the audit  and  warrant
of  the comptroller on vouchers certified or approved by the chairperson
of the board or his or her designee or by the commissioner of  labor  or
his  or  her  designee,  OR  BY THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH OR HIS OR HER
DESIGNEE.  NO  FUNDS  SHALL  BE  PAID  FOR  ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN THOSE
ENUMERATED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OR THREE OF THIS SECTION.
  5. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or  special  law,  no
moneys  shall  be  available  from the fund until a certificate of allo-
cation and a schedule of amounts to be  available  therefor  shall  have
been  issued  by  the director of the budget, and a copy of such certif-
icate filed with the comptroller. BEGINNING ON APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
FOURTEEN, AND FOR EACH SUCCEEDING YEAR, THE SCHEDULE OF  AMOUNTS  AVAIL-
ABLE  FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAM ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH AND THE
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CLINIC NETWORK SHALL REFLECT A  PERCENTAGE  INCREASE
OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S FUNDING EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN THE PERCENTAGE
INCREASE IN THE MAXIMUM RATE FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS PURSUANT
TO  PARAGRAPH  (A) OF SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION FIFTEEN OF THE WORKERS'
COMPENSATION LAW. Such certificate may be amended from time to  time  by
the  director  of  the budget and a copy of each such amendment shall be
filed with the comptroller.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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