senate Bill S3236

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the requirement that at least one member of the workers' compensation board be a chiropractor

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S3236 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง140, Work Comp L

S3236 - Bill Texts

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Requires at least one member of the workers' compensation board be a chiropractor.

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BILL NUMBER:S3236

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to requiring at
least one member of the workers' compensation board to be a chiropractor

PURPOSE:
To create the requirement that at least one member of the workers'
compensation board be a chiropractor.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends section 140 of the workers' compensation law, as
amended by chapter 57 of the laws of 1951 to require that at least
one member of the workers' compensation board be a chiropractor
licensed to practice in New York State.

Section 2. Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION:
Due to the crucial and ever-increasing role that chiropractors play in
the workers' compensation system through both evaluating and treating
claimants, it is important that concerns of their profession are
taken into consideration by the board while overseeing the actions
and regulations that the workers' compensation board engages in.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately provided, however, that the
amendments made to section 140 of the workers' compensation law made
by section one of this act shall not affect the terms of current
members serving on the workers' compensation board and shall only
apply to new board members filling vacancies after this act shall
have become a law, and provided further, that the provisions of this
act shall not prohibit current members from being reappointed.

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

                                  3236

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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  requiring
  at  least one member of the workers' compensation board to be a chiro-
  practor

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

  Section 1. Section 140 of the workers' compensation law, as amended by
chapter 57 of the laws of 1951, is amended to read as follows:
  S  140. [Workmen's] WORKERS' compensation board. The [workmen's] WORK-
ERS' compensation board in the department of labor is hereby  continued.
Such  board  shall  consist  of  thirteen members, at least four of whom
shall be attorneys and counsellors-at-law duly admitted to  practice  in
this  state AND AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE A CHIROPRACTOR LICENSED TO
PRACTICE IN THIS STATE.  The members of the board shall be appointed  by
the  governor,  by  and  with the advice and consent of the senate.  The
members of the board in office, together with the additional members and
the members appointed to fill  vacancies,  if  any,  at  the  time  this
section takes effect, shall continue, notwithstanding the appointment of
any  of  the  members  for  a term expiring on a different date, to hold
office for terms to be assigned by the governor by and with  the  advice
and  consent of the senate; two such terms to expire on December thirty-
first, nineteen hundred fifty; two to expire on  December  thirty-first,
nineteen  hundred  fifty-one;  two  to  expire on December thirty-first,
nineteen hundred fifty-two; two  to  expire  on  December  thirty-first,
nineteen  hundred  fifty-three;  two to expire on December thirty-first,
nineteen hundred fifty-four; two to  expire  on  December  thirty-first,
nineteen hundred fifty-five; and one to expire on December thirty-first,
nineteen hundred fifty-six. The members next appointed, except to fill a
vacancy created otherwise than by expiration of term, shall be appointed

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08326-02-1

S. 3236                             2

for  terms  of  seven  years.  The  governor  shall designate one of the
members of the board as chairman and another as vice-chairman.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately provided, however, that
the amendments to section 140 of the workers' compensation law  made  by
section  one  of  this act shall not affect the terms of current members
serving on the workers' compensation board and shall only apply  to  new
board  members filling vacancies after this act shall have become a law,
and provided further, that the provisions of this act shall not prohibit
current members from being reappointed.

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