senate Bill S6227

Relates to the written examination for a licensed representative before the workers' compensation board

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  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LABOR

Summary

Relates to the written examination for a licensed representative before the workers' compensation board.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8967
Versions:
S6227
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง126, Work Comp L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6227

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers' compensation law, in
relation to licensed representatives

PURPOSE: This bill requires the administration of the test for a
licensed representative before the Workers' Compensation Board.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the Workers' Compensation Law by adding a new section
126, to require the written examination for a licensed representative
before the Workers' Compensation Board be administered within one
year.of when this section takes effect and then at least once every
two years thereafter.

Section 2 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, attorneys and licensed non-attorney
representatives are eligible to represent clients before the Workers'
Compensation Board. A non-attorney representative must receive
licensure by the State Workers' Compensation Board before they are
permitted to represent clients before the Board. To receive licensure
a non-attorney representative must successfully complete the written
examination administered by the State Workers' Compensation Board.
State regulations only require that the licensed representative
examination be administered. The regulations do not specify how often
the examination must be administered.

Therefore, this bill is necessary to require the administration of the
examination at least once every two years. It has been several years
since the examination was last administered. This has prevented any
new licensed representatives from being able to appear before the
Workers' Compensation Board. Licensed representatives have been able
to retire and leave the field but no new licensed representatives have
been able to join the field to replace them. By requiring the
administration of the examination at least once every two years this
bill will ensure that new licensed representatives are able to join
the field and replace those who retire.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6227

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  licensed
  representatives

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

  Section 1. The workers' compensation law is amended by  adding  a  new
section 126 to read as follows:
  S  126.  LICENSED  REPRESENTATIVES. THE PRESCRIBED WRITTEN EXAMINATION
FOR A LICENSED REPRESENTATIVE BEFORE THE  BOARD  SHALL  BE  ADMINISTERED
WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION AND THEN A MINIMUM
OF AT LEAST ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS THEREAFTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13100-01-3

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