senate Bill S7243

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the granting of excused leave to public officers and employees of this state to undertake screening for cervical cancer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2012 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 15, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2012 1st report cal.748
May 02, 2012 referred to civil service and pensions

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May 14, 2012 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 14, 2012

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S7243 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5205
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง159-b, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A7910

S7243 - Bill Texts

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Relates to directing the granting of four hours of excused leave to public officers and employees of this state, any county, any municipality or school district, to undertake screening for cervical cancer.

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BILL NUMBER:S7243

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the civil service law, in relation to directing the granting of
excused leave to public officers and employees of this state to
undertake screening for cervical cancer

PURPOSE:
This bill would grant excused leave of absence of up to four hours to
public officers and employees of this state or employees of any
county, municipality or school district to undertake screening for
cervical cancer.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends Sec. 159-b of the civil services law to
add cervical cancer screening to existing provisions which allows
every public officer or employee of this state or employee of any
county, municipality or school district to be absent from her duties
or services for four hours on an annual basis for screening of breast
cancer.

Section 2 of the bill provides for an effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
This benefit is already provided in statute to encourage breast cancer
screening. Early detection of cervical cancer, as well as breast
cancer, is critical to treatment, survivorship, and reduction of
costs. New York State would send a powerful message in the fight
against cervical cancer and set a positive example to employers
across the state by encouraging its employees to undertake cervical
cancer screening.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the
addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary. For the implementation of this act on its effective date
are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before
such effective date.

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

                                  7243

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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  directing  the
  granting  of  excused  leave  to public officers and employees of this
  state to undertake screening for cervical cancer

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

  Section  1.  The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 159-b of
the civil service law, the section heading as amended by chapter 566  of
the laws of 2006, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 391 of the laws of
2008, are amended to read as follows:
  Excused  leave  to undertake a screening for breast cancer OR CERVICAL
CANCER.
  1. Every public officer, employee of this state, employee of any coun-
ty, employee of any community college, employee of any public authority,
employee of any public benefit corporation, employee  of  any  board  of
cooperative  educational  services  (BOCES),  employee of any vocational
education and extension  board,  or  a  school  district  enumerated  in
section  one  of  chapter five hundred sixty-six of the laws of nineteen
hundred sixty-seven, employee  of  any  municipality,  employee  of  any
school  district  or any employee of a participating employer in the New
York state and local employees' retirement system or any employee  of  a
participating employer in the New York state teachers' retirement system
shall  be  entitled  to absent himself or herself and shall be deemed to
have a paid leave of absence from his or her duties or service  as  such
public  officer  or  employee  of  this  state,  employee of any county,
employee of any community college, employee  of  any  public  authority,
employee  of  any  public  benefit corporation, employee of any board of
cooperative educational services (BOCES),  employee  of  any  vocational
education  and  extension  board,  or  a  school  district enumerated in
section one of chapter five hundred sixty-six of the  laws  of  nineteen
hundred  sixty-seven,  employee  of  any  municipality,  employee of any
school district, or any employee of a participating employer in the  New
York  state  and local employees' retirement system or any employee of a

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05098-01-1

S. 7243                             2

participating employer in the New York state teachers' retirement system
for a sufficient period of time, not to exceed four hours on  an  annual
basis, to undertake a screening for breast cancer OR CERVICAL CANCER.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
this  act  on  its effective date are authorized and directed to be made
and completed on or before such effective date.

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