senate Bill S964

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the farmworkers fair labor practices act, granting collective bargaining rights, workers' compensation and unemployment benefits to farmworkers

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 18, 2011 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 05, 2011 referred to labor

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S964 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1653
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2, 161, 564, 674 & 701, add §§163-a, 704-b & 719, Lab L; amd §225, Pub Health L; amd §§51, 120 & 201, add §110-b, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2247
2013-2014: S1743
2015-2016: S1291
2017-2018: S235

S964 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the farmworkers fair labor practices act: grants collective bargaining rights to farm laborers; requires employers of farm laborers to allow at least 24 consecutive hours of rest each week; provides for a 10 hour work day for farm laborers; requires overtime rate at one and one-half times normal rate (view more) makes provisions of unemployment insurance law applicable to farm laborers; provides sanitary code shall apply to all farm and food processing labor camps intended to house migrant workers, regardless of the number of occupants; provides for eligibility of farm laborers for workers' compensation benefits; requires employers of farm laborers to provide such farm laborers with claim forms for workers' compensation claims under certain conditions; requires reporting of injuries to employers of farmworkers.

S964 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S964 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   964

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- 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 allowing farm workers  one
  day  of  rest  each  week,  and  including  farm  laborers  within the
  provisions pertaining to overtime compensation and unemployment insur-
  ance, and regulating the farm employment of  certain  employees  whose
  earning capacity is affected or impaired by youth or age, and granting
  collective bargaining rights to certain farm laborers and establishing
  an  advisory  committee  on collective bargaining; to amend the public
  health law, in relation to the application of the sanitary code to all
  farm and food processing labor camps for migrant workers; and to amend
  the workers' compensation law, in relation to the eligibility of  farm
  laborers  for  disability benefits and the provision of claim forms to
  farm laborers injured in the course of employment and in  relation  to
  service as farm laborers

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "Farmwork-
ers Fair Labor Practices Act".
  S 2. Section 2 of the labor law is amended by adding a new subdivision
17 to read as follows:
  17.  "FARM LABOR" SHALL INCLUDE ALL SERVICES PERFORMED IN AGRICULTURAL
EMPLOYMENT IN CONNECTION WITH CULTIVATING THE  SOIL,  OR  IN  CONNECTION
WITH  RAISING  OR  HARVESTING  OF  AGRICULTURAL  COMMODITIES,  INCLUDING
SERVICES PERFORMED ON ORCHARDS, PLANTATIONS, NURSERIES AND  GREENHOUSES,
AND  SHALL  INCLUDE  THE  RAISING,  HATCHING,  SHEARING,  CARING FOR AND
MANAGEMENT OF LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, DAIRY, BEES AND  FUR-BEARING  ANIMALS,
AND  SHALL  INCLUDE THE HARVESTING OR PRODUCTION OF MAPLE SYRUP OR MAPLE
SUGAR, AND SHALL INCLUDE THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FARM EQUIPMENT
AND IMPROVEMENT OR MAINTENANCE  OF  FARM  WATER  USE  AREAS,  AND  SHALL

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

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