|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 01, 2012||referred to labor|
senate Bill S7547
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7547 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S7547 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To amend the workers' compensation law to provide benefits for paid family leave. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends the workers' compensation law defining disability Section 2: amends subdivision 14 of the workers compensation law defining a "day of disability" Section 3: amends section 201 of the worker's compensation law defining "family care", "child", "domestic partner", "serious health condition", "parent", "family member", "in loco parentis", "grandchild", "health care provider", and "family care cost". Section 3-a: adds section 203-a to the workers' compensation law
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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