senate Bill S7547

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides benefits for injury, sickness, pregnancy or family leave

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Jun 01, 2012 referred to labor

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S7547 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6289
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Work Comp L, generally; amd ยง1113, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A8742

S7547 - Summary

Provides workers' compensation benefits for injury or sickness, pregnancy or family leave; applies to an employee and to family members taking family leave to care for an employee.

S7547 - Sponsor Memo

S7547 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7547

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 1, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. McDONALD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law and the insurance law,  in
  relation  to  providing  benefits for injury or sickness, pregnancy or
  family leave

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

  Section  1.   Subdivision 2 of section 76 of the workers' compensation
law, as added by chapter 600 of the laws of 1949, is amended to read  as
follows:
  2.  The purposes of the state insurance fund herein created are hereby
enlarged to provide [for the] insurance [by the state insurance fund of]
FOR the payment of the benefits required by section two hundred four  of
this  chapter, INCLUDING BENEFITS FOR FAMILY CARE PROVIDED EITHER IN THE
SAME POLICY WITH OR IN A SEPARATE POLICY FROM  BENEFITS  FOR  DISABILITY
RESULTING  FROM  INJURY,  SICKNESS  OR  PREGNANCY OF AN EMPLOYEE, AND AS
PROVIDED PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN-A OF THIS  CHAPTER.    A
separate  fund  is hereby created within the state insurance fund, which
shall be known as  the  "disability  benefits  fund",  and  which  shall
consist  of  all premiums received and paid into said fund on account of
such insurance, all securities acquired by and through the use of moneys
belonging to said fund and of interest earned upon moneys  belonging  to
said  fund and deposited or invested as herein provided. Said disability
benefits fund shall be applicable to the payment of  benefits,  expenses
and assessments on account of insurance written pursuant to article nine
of this chapter.
  S  2.  The  section  heading  and  the first undesignated paragraph of
section 120 of the workers' compensation law, as amended by  chapter  61
of the laws of 1989, are amended to read as follows:
  Discrimination  against employees [who bring proceedings]. It shall be
unlawful for any employer  or  his  or  her  duly  authorized  agent  to
discharge  or in any other manner discriminate against an employee as to
his or her employment because such employee has claimed or attempted  to
claim  compensation from such employer, OR CLAIMED OR ATTEMPTED TO CLAIM

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

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