senate Bill S1251

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "public authorities teleworking expansion act"

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 09, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S1251 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3517
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2854, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1381, A206
2009-2010: S5790A, A2000B

S1251 - Summary

Enacts the "public authorities teleworking expansion act"; provides that each public authority with twenty-five or more employees shall establish a policy and program to allow employees to perform all or a portion of their duties through teleworking to the maximum extent possible without diminished employee performance; defines the term "telework" to mean to perform normal and regular work functions at home that ordinarily would be performed at the authority's location or facility, thereby eliminating or substantially reducing the physical commute to and from such authority's principal location; requires that prior to establishing a teleworking program, each authority shall determine whether or not such program is cost effective (view more) further provides that each participating authority shall then define who is eligible to participate in such program, including but limited to the certain conditions and criteria.

S1251 - Sponsor Memo

S1251 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1251

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to enacting the
  "public authorities teleworking expansion act"

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "public authorities teleworking expansion act".
  S 2. The public authorities law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
2854 to read as follows:
  S  2854.  TELEWORKING PROGRAMS. 1. EVERY AUTHORITY WITH TWENTY-FIVE OR
MORE EMPLOYEES SHALL ESTABLISH  A  POLICY  AND  PROGRAM  TO  ALLOW  SUCH
EMPLOYEES  TO PERFORM ALL OR A PORTION OF THEIR DUTIES THROUGH TELEWORK-
ING TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE WITHOUT DIMINISHED EMPLOYEE  PERFORM-
ANCE,  PROVIDED  THAT  ANY  PUBLIC  AUTHORITY WITH A UNIONIZED WORKFORCE
SHALL ENGAGE IN COLLECTIVE  BARGAINING  PRIOR  TO  ESTABLISHING  SUCH  A
PROGRAM  FOR  ITS  UNIONIZED EMPLOYEES. EACH AUTHORITY SHALL DESIGNATE A
"TELEWORK COORDINATOR" TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERSEEING THE  IMPLEMENTA-
TION OF TELEWORKING PROGRAMS.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "TELEWORK" SHALL MEAN TO
PERFORM  NORMAL  AND  REGULAR  WORK  FUNCTIONS ON A WORKDAY AT HOME THAT
ORDINARILY WOULD BE PERFORMED AT THE AUTHORITY'S LOCATION  OR  FACILITY,
THEREBY  ELIMINATING  OR  SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING THE PHYSICAL COMMUTE TO
AND FROM SUCH AUTHORITY'S PRINCIPAL LOCATION.
  3. PRIOR TO ESTABLISHING A TELEWORKING PROGRAM, EACH  AUTHORITY  SHALL
DETERMINE  WHETHER  OR  NOT SUCH PROGRAM IS COST EFFECTIVE. EACH PARTIC-
IPATING AUTHORITY SHALL THEN DEFINE WHO IS ELIGIBLE  TO  PARTICIPATE  IN
SUCH PROGRAM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS AND
CRITERIA:

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

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