senate Bill S4234

Relates to covered employment as a domestic worker for temporary disability benefits

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  • 15 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.359
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.599
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Relates to covered employment as a domestic worker for temporary disability benefits.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6358
Versions:
S4234
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง202, Work Comp L

Votes

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2
10
Aye
2
Nay
3
aye with reservations
0
absent
1
excused
0
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4234

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers' compensation law, in
relation to covered employment as a domestic worker for temporary
disability benefits

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 would make a technical
amendment to Chapter 481 of 2010, the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.
It would amend section 202(2) of the Workers Compensation Law to
clarify that domestic workers who work at least twenty hours per week
and meet the duration of employment standard of four weeks are covered
under the temporary disability benefits law.

Section 2 is the effective date of the bill.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill would make clear the original intent in the
Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in amending section 201 (5) of the
Workers Compensation Law to eliminate the forty hour requirement and
provide temporary disability benefits coverage for workers who work at
least twenty hours. The Sponsor's Memorandum on the Domestic Workers
Bill of Rights stated, "In addition, the bill grants disability
insurance to part time domestic workers...". In an August 31, 2010
letter to Governor Paterson, the Workers Compensation Board stated its
support of this proposal and urged that this technical correction be
made.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to New York State and its subdivisions.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4234

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in  relation  to  covered
  employment as a domestic worker for temporary disability benefits

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 202 of the  workers'  compensation
law, as amended by chapter 65 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as
follows:
  2.  The  provisions of subdivision one of this section shall not apply
to an employer of personal or domestic  employees  in  a  private  home,
except  an  employer  shall become a covered employer from and after the
expiration of four  weeks  following  the  employment  of  one  or  more
personal  or domestic employees who work for a minimum of [forty] TWENTY
hours per week for such employer and are employed on each  of  at  least
thirty days in any calendar year.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09313-01-3

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