S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 3, 2013
Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to enacting the
"occupational safety and health funding act"
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "occupa-
tional safety and health funding act".
S 2. 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
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.
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
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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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
FIFTEEN, AND FOR EACH SUCCEEDING YEAR, THE SCHEDULE OF AMOUNTS AVAILABLE
FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAM ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH AND THE OCCU-
PATIONAL 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 3. This act shall take effect immediately.