S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
February 19, 2014
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- 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 the eligibility for unem-
ployment benefits for individuals who voluntarily separate from
employment to accompany a spouse who is the subject of a military
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 593 of the labor
law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (iv) to read as follows:
(IV) WHERE THE SPOUSE OF THE INDIVIDUAL IS A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORC-
ES OF THE UNITED STATES, THE NEED FOR THE INDIVIDUAL TO ACCOMPANY SUCH
INDIVIDUAL'S SPOUSE (A) TO A PLACE FROM WHICH IT IS IMPRACTICAL FOR SUCH
INDIVIDUAL TO COMMUTE AND (B) DUE TO A CHANGE IN LOCATION AS A RESULT OF
A MILITARY TRANSFER OF THE SPOUSE.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.