senate Bill S47A

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
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 47A

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:
S47
S47A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง97-c, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S723A
2009-2010: S2249

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BILL NUMBER:S47A

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:

2011-12: S.723-A
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  47--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01077-03-4

S. 47--A                            2

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
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
SIXTEEN, 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 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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