senate Bill S276

Relates to leave for organ or bone marrow donation granted to state employees

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LABOR

Summary

Makes the provisions relating to leave for organ or bone marrow donation granted to state employees retroactive to August 29, 2001.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1134
Versions:
S276
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง202-b, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S6318, A171
2009-2010: A1008, S2638, A1008
2007-2008: A9956, A9956

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S276

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the labor law, in relation to leave for organ or bone marrow
donation granted to state employees

PURPOSE:
To extend the scope of Chapter 214 of the Laws of 2001 to include state
workers who made an organ or bone marrow donation up to one year
prior to August 29, 2001.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 202-b of the Labor Law is amended by adding a new subdivision
4. The provision requires retroactive eligibility for up to one year
prior within the context of the section, which permits state
employees to take up to seven days paid leave for bone marrow
donation and 30 days paid leave for organ donation.

JUSTIFICATION:
In 2001, the Governor signed legislation into law permitting state
employees to take up to seven days paid leave for bone marrow
donation and 30 days paid leave for organ donation. Upon learning of
the probability that such legislation would be proposed and favorably
considered, many state workers who were already scheduled for such
transplants expressed a desire to postpone the procedure in order to
receive this benefit, but could not due to the severity of their
loved ones' conditions.

These "living donations" - especially those involving transfer of
major vital organs - involve protracted, painful programs of care.
This bill simply seeks to retroactively extend the benefit of the
existing law to an additional body of courageous, dedicated workers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-2012 S.6318/A.171 Referred to Labor
2009-2010 S.2638/A.1008 Referred to Labor
2007-2008 S.228/A.9956 Referred to Labor
2005-2006 S.436/A.3934 Referred to Labor
2003-2004 S.1996/A.298 Reported Referred to Ways and Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have
been in full force and effect as of August 29, 2001.

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

                                   276

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- 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 leave for  organ  or  bone
  marrow donation granted to state employees

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

  Section 1. Section 202-b of the labor law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY RETROACTIVELY TO ANY
EMPLOYEE THAT HAS MADE A BONE MARROW OR ORGAN DONATION NO MORE THAN  ONE
YEAR PRIOR TO AUGUST TWENTY-NINTH, TWO THOUSAND ONE.
  S  2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to be
in full force and effect as of August 29, 2001.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01364-01-3

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