senate Bill S2247A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the farmworkers fair labor practices act, granting collective bargaining rights, workers' compensation and unemployment benefits to farmworkers

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 20, 2010 considered by committee - defeated
Mar 08, 2010 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 21, 2010 committee discharged and committed to agriculture
Jan 20, 2010 reported and committed to codes
Jan 14, 2010 print number 2247b
amend (t) and recommit to labor
Jan 08, 2010 print number 2247a
amend (t) and recommit to labor
Jan 06, 2010 referred to labor
Jun 01, 2009 reported and committed to codes
Feb 13, 2009 referred to labor

Bill Amendments

Original
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B (Active)
Original
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B (Active)

S2247 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1867A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law

S2247 - Summary

Enacts the farmworkers fair labor practices act: grants collective bargaining rights to farm laborers; requires employers of farm laborers to allow at least 24 consecutive hours of rest each week; provides for a 10 hour work day for farm laborers; requires overtime rate at one and one-half times normal rate  (view more) makes provisions of unemployment insurance law applicable to farm laborers; provides sanitary code shall apply to all farm and food processing labor camps intended to house migrant workers, regardless of the number of occupants; provides for eligibility of farm laborers for workers' compensation benefits; requires employers of farm laborers to provide such farm laborers with claim forms for workers' compensation claims under certain conditions; requires reporting of injuries to employers of farmworkers.

S2247 - Sponsor Memo

S2247 - Bill Text download pdf

The Bill text is not available.

S2247A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1867A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law

S2247A - Summary

Enacts the farmworkers fair labor practices act: grants collective bargaining rights to farm laborers; requires employers of farm laborers to allow at least 24 consecutive hours of rest each week; provides for a 10 hour work day for farm laborers; requires overtime rate at one and one-half times normal rate  (view more) makes provisions of unemployment insurance law applicable to farm laborers; provides sanitary code shall apply to all farm and food processing labor camps intended to house migrant workers, regardless of the number of occupants; provides for eligibility of farm laborers for workers' compensation benefits; requires employers of farm laborers to provide such farm laborers with claim forms for workers' compensation claims under certain conditions; requires reporting of injuries to employers of farmworkers.

S2247A - Sponsor Memo

S2247A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2247--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ONORATO, BRESLIN, ADAMS, ADDABBO, DIAZ, DUANE, ESPA-
  DA, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, C. JOHNSON, KLEIN, KRUEGER, MARCELLINO,
  MONSERRATE, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER, PADAVAN, PARKER, PERKINS, ROBACH,
  SAMPSON,    SAVINO,   SCHNEIDERMAN,   SERRANO,   SQUADRON,   STAVISKY,
  STEWART-COUSINS, THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Labor -- recommitted to
  the Committee on Labor 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 labor law, in relation to allowing farm workers  one
  day  of  rest  each  week,  and  including  farm  laborers  within the
  provisions pertaining to overtime compensation and unemployment insur-
  ance, and regulating the farm employment of  certain  employees  whose
  earning capacity is affected or impaired by youth or age, and granting
  collective bargaining rights to certain farm laborers and establishing
  an  advisory  committee  on collective bargaining; to amend the public
  health law, in relation to the application of the sanitary code to all
  farm and food processing labor camps for migrant workers; and to amend
  the workers' compensation law, in relation to the eligibility of  farm
  laborers for workers' compensation benefits and the provision of claim
  forms  to  farm  laborers  injured  in the course of employment and in
  relation to service as farm laborers

  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 "Farmwork-
ers Fair Labor Practices Act".
  S 2. Section 2 of the labor law is amended by adding a new subdivision
16 to read as follows:
  16. "FARM LABOR" SHALL INCLUDE ALL SERVICES PERFORMED IN  AGRICULTURAL
EMPLOYMENT  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  CULTIVATING THE SOIL, OR IN CONNECTION
WITH  RAISING  OR  HARVESTING  OF  AGRICULTURAL  COMMODITIES,  INCLUDING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01159-11-0

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S2247B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1867A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law

S2247B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the farmworkers fair labor practices act: grants collective bargaining rights to farm laborers; requires employers of farm laborers to allow at least 24 consecutive hours of rest each week; provides for a 10 hour work day for farm laborers; requires overtime rate at one and one-half times normal rate  (view more) makes provisions of unemployment insurance law applicable to farm laborers; provides sanitary code shall apply to all farm and food processing labor camps intended to house migrant workers, regardless of the number of occupants; provides for eligibility of farm laborers for workers' compensation benefits; requires employers of farm laborers to provide such farm laborers with claim forms for workers' compensation claims under certain conditions; requires reporting of injuries to employers of farmworkers.

S2247B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2247B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2247--B

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ONORATO, BRESLIN, ADAMS, ADDABBO, DIAZ, DUANE, ESPA-
  DA, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, C. JOHNSON, KLEIN, KRUEGER, MARCELLINO,
  MONSERRATE, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER, PADAVAN, PARKER, PERKINS, ROBACH,
  SAMPSON,    SAVINO,   SCHNEIDERMAN,   SERRANO,   SQUADRON,   STAVISKY,
  STEWART-COUSINS, THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Labor -- recommitted to
  the Committee on Labor in accordance with Senate Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to allowing farm workers one
  day of  rest  each  week,  and  including  farm  laborers  within  the
  provisions pertaining to overtime compensation and unemployment insur-
  ance,  and  regulating  the farm employment of certain employees whose
  earning capacity is affected or impaired by youth or age, and granting
  collective bargaining rights to certain farm laborers and establishing
  an advisory committee on collective bargaining; to  amend  the  public
  health law, in relation to the application of the sanitary code to all
  farm and food processing labor camps for migrant workers; and to amend
  the  workers' compensation law, in relation to the eligibility of farm
  laborers for disability benefits and the provision of claim  forms  to
  farm  laborers  injured in the course of employment and in relation to
  service as farm laborers

  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 "Farmwork-
ers Fair Labor Practices Act".
  S 2. Section 2 of the labor law is amended by adding a new subdivision
16 to read as follows:
  16. "FARM LABOR" SHALL INCLUDE ALL SERVICES PERFORMED IN  AGRICULTURAL
EMPLOYMENT  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  CULTIVATING THE SOIL, OR IN CONNECTION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01159-16-0

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