senate Bill S6368A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to authorized leave for volunteer fire department members or volunteer ambulance squad members for states of emergency

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2012 referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 04, 2012 amended on third reading 6368a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 04, 2012 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 19, 2012 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 06, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 05, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2012 1st report cal.260
Feb 01, 2012 referred to labor

Votes

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Mar 1, 2012 - Labor committee Vote

S6368
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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A (Active)

S6368 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9210A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §202-l, Lab L

S6368 - Summary

Provides authorized leave for volunteer fire department members or volunteer ambulance squad members for states of emergency; leave is deemed excused when a state of emergency is declared by the federal or state government and such person is engaged in the actual performance of his or her duties as an emergency responder; such period of leave shall not be charged against any other leave to which the employee is entitled; the employer may request a statement from the department or service stating the period of time the employee responded to the state of emergency.

S6368 - Sponsor Memo

S6368 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6368

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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  authorized  absences  by
  members  of  volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance squads
  who respond to states of emergency

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

  Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 202-l to
read as follows:
  S 202-L. AUTHORIZED ABSENCE. 1. EVERY PERSON WHO  IS  A  MEMBER  OF  A
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT OR A VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SQUAD SHALL BE DEEMED
TO  HAVE AN AUTHORIZED LEAVE FROM HIS OR HER REGULAR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
WHEN ENGAGED IN THE ACTUAL PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS AN  EMER-
GENCY  RESPONDER  PURSUANT  TO  A  STATE OF EMERGENCY AS DECLARED BY THE
FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT.
  2. THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE AUTHORIZED  ABSENCE  GRANTED  PURSUANT  TO
THIS SECTION SHALL BE EXCUSED LEAVE AND SHALL NOT BE CHARGED AGAINST ANY
OTHER LEAVE TO WHICH SUCH EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED.
  3.  UPON REQUEST, THE EMPLOYEE MUST PROVIDE THE EMPLOYER WITH A STATE-
MENT FROM THE HEAD OF THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OR  VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE
SERVICE,  AS  APPLICABLE,  STATING THE PERIOD OF TIME OR TIMES THAT SAID
EMPLOYEE RESPONDED TO A STATE OF EMERGENCY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14337-01-2

S6368A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9210A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §202-l, Lab L

S6368A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides authorized leave for volunteer fire department members or volunteer ambulance squad members for states of emergency; leave is deemed excused when a state of emergency is declared by the federal or state government and such person is engaged in the actual performance of his or her duties as an emergency responder; such period of leave shall not be charged against any other leave to which the employee is entitled; the employer may request a statement from the department or service stating the period of time the employee responded to the state of emergency.

S6368A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6368A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6368--A
    Cal. No. 260

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor -- reported  favora-
  bly  from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered
  to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to  the  Assembly,
  recalled,  vote  reconsidered,  restored to third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation  to  authorized  absences  by
  members  of  volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance squads
  who respond to states of emergency

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

  Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 202-l to
read as follows:
  S 202-L. LEAVE OF  ABSENCE  FOR  VOLUNTEER  EMERGENCY  RESPONDERS.  1.
DURING THE TIME THAT AN EMERGENCY EXISTS FOLLOWING A DECLARATION OF SUCH
EMERGENCY  PURSUANT TO SECTION TWENTY-FOUR OR TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE EXECU-
TIVE LAW, AN EMPLOYEE MAY REQUEST  AND  SHALL  BE  GRANTED  A  LEAVE  OF
ABSENCE FROM HIS OR HER EMPLOYER WHILE ENGAGED IN THE ACTUAL PERFORMANCE
OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS, (A) A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER, OR (B) AN ENROLLED
MEMBER  OF  A  VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY OF
THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  2. THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE AUTHORIZED LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED PURSU-
ANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE EXCUSED LEAVE  AND  SHALL  NOT  BE  CHARGED
AGAINST ANY OTHER LEAVE TO WHICH SUCH EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED.
  3.  UPON  THE  EMPLOYER'S  REQUEST, AN EMPLOYEE WHO HAS BEEN GRANTED A
LEAVE OF ABSENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION SHALL  PROVIDE  HIS  OR
HER  EMPLOYER  WITH A NOTARIZED STATEMENT FROM THE HEAD OF THE VOLUNTEER
FIRE DEPARTMENT OR VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE, AS APPLICABLE,  CERTIFY-
ING  THE  PERIOD  OF  TIME, OR TIMES, THAT SAID EMPLOYEE RESPONDED TO AN
EMERGENCY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  4. NOTHING SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO  IMPEDE,
INFRINGE  OR  DIMINISH THE RIGHTS AND BENEFITS WHICH ACCRUE TO EMPLOYEES
THROUGH BONA FIDE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS, OR OTHERWISE  DIMIN-
ISH THE INTEGRITY OF THE EXISTING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RELATIONSHIP.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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