senate Bill S1245

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "state workforce injury reduction act"

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S1245 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A109
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง7, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7500, A9724A

S1245 - Bill Texts

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Enacts the "state workforce injury reduction act"; requires state agencies to submit a written action plan for reducting occurrences of injuries in the coming year to the governor and the legislature.

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BILL NUMBER:S1245

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the civil service law, in relation to
enacting the "state workforce injury reduction act"

PURPOSE OF BILL:
To ensure that agencies seriously examine injuries to their employees
and formulate ways to prevent similar injuries from occurring in the
future.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill names the act the "state workforce injury
reduction act".

Section 2 of the bill amends section 7 of the civil service law by
adding a new subdivision 7 that requires each state agency referenced
in the annual report issued by the president of the civil service
commission pursuant to this section to write and submit an action
plan with participation from employee representatives for reducing
occurrences of such injuries in the coming year.

Section 3 requires the act to take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently the president of the New York State Department of Civil
Service produces an annual report describing occupational injuries,
illnesses, and workers' compensation claims for each state agency.
However, there is no requirement that agencies respond to the report
with a plan for reducing the kinds of injuries identified in the
report.
This legislation would ensure that agencies work with employee
representatives to seriously examine injuries to their employees and
formulate ways to prevent similar injuries from occurring in the
future.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.7500 - Veto No. 6828 of 2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
Minimal costs, but less worker compensation claims as a result of the
passage of this legislation will result in savings to New York State.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1245

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ADDABBO, PARKER, PERALTA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Civil
  Service and Pensions

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  civil  service law, in relation to enacting the
  "state workforce injury reduction act"

  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 "state
workforce injury reduction act".
  S 2. Section 7 of the civil service law is amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7.  EACH  STATE  AGENCY  REFERENCED IN THE ANNUAL REPORT ISSUED BY THE
PRESIDENT PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION SHALL WITHIN THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF SUCH REPORT SUBMIT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE  TEMPO-
RARY  PRESIDENT  OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY A WRITTEN
ACTION PLAN FOR REDUCING OCCURRENCES OF  SUCH  INJURIES  IN  THE  COMING
YEAR.  STATE AGENCIES WILL PROVIDE FOR EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION THROUGH AN
AUTHORIZED  EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE WHEN PREPARING AND IMPLEMENTING SUCH
WRITTEN ACTION PLANS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01429-01-1

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