assembly Bill A9004

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the broadcast employees' freedom to work act; repealer

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to labor
Jun 18, 2009 referred to labor

A9004 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5890
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add ยง202-k, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8236, S5616
2013-2014: A4954
2015-2016: A3832

A9004 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the broadcast employees freedom to work act.

A9004 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A9004 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9004

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 18, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. JOHN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation  to  enacting  the  broadcast
  employees'  freedom  to  work act; and to repeal certain provisions of
  such law relating thereto

  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 "broadcast
employees' freedom to work act".
  S 2.  Section 202-k of the labor law is REPEALED  and  a  new  section
202-k is added to read as follows:
  S  202-K. PROTECTION OF PERSONS EMPLOYED IN THE BROADCAST INDUSTRY. 1.
DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "BROADCASTING INDUSTRY EMPLOYER" INCLUDES (I) TELEVISION  STATIONS
OR  NETWORKS, RADIO STATIONS OR NETWORKS, OR CABLE STATIONS OR NETWORKS,
(II) INTERNET OR SATELLITE-BASED SERVICES SIMILAR TO A BROADCAST STATION
OR NETWORK AND THAT PROVIDE COVERED BROADCASTING SERVICES, AND (III) ANY
OTHER ENTITY THAT PROVIDES COVERED BROADCASTING SERVICES.
  (B) "COVERED BROADCASTING SERVICES" SHALL MEAN THE PROVISION OF BROAD-
CASTING SERVICES SUCH AS  NEWS,  WEATHER,  TRAFFIC,  SPORTS,  OR  ENTER-
TAINMENT  REPORTS,  OR OTHER FORMS OF CONTENT PROGRAMMING; PROVIDED THAT
FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, AN ENTITY SHALL  NOT  BE  PRESUMED  TO  BE
ACTIVELY  ENGAGED  IN  THE  PROVISION  OF  COVERED BROADCASTING SERVICES
UNLESS AT LEAST THIRTY PERCENT OF ITS ASSETS OR EMPLOYEES ARE  DEDICATED
PRIMARILY TO THE PROVISION OF SUCH SERVICES.
  (C)  "BROADCAST  EMPLOYEE"  SHALL MEAN (I) ANY ON-AIR EMPLOYEE OR (II)
OFF-AIR EMPLOYEE OF A BROADCASTING INDUSTRY  EMPLOYER  PROVIDING  DIRECT
SUPPORT OR SERVICES TO ANY ON-AIR EMPLOYEE, EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT EMPLOY-
EES.
  (D)  "MANAGEMENT  EMPLOYEE"  SHALL  MEAN AN EMPLOYEE (I) WHOSE PRIMARY
DUTY CONSISTS OF THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ENTERPRISE IN WHICH SUCH INDIVID-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14186-01-9