|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 18, 2013||vetoed memo.274|
|Dec 06, 2013||delivered to governor|
|Jun 18, 2013||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading cal.400
substituted for a4099
|Jun 03, 2013||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
|May 23, 2013||advanced to third reading|
|May 22, 2013||2nd report cal.|
|May 21, 2013||1st report cal.658|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to labor|
senate Bill S1604Vetoed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
S1604 - Details
S1604 - Summary
Provides authorized leave for volunteer fire department members or volunteer ambulance squad members for states of emergency; leave is deemed excused when a state of emergency is declared by the federal or state government and such person is engaged in the actual performance of his or her duties as an emergency responder; such period of leave shall not be charged against any other leave to which the employee is entitled; the employer may request a statement from the department or service stating the period of time the employee responded to the state of emergency.
S1604 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1604 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to authorized absences by members of volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance squads who respond to states of emergency PURPOSE: To provide an authorized leave of absence from a place of employment for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who respond to a declared state of emergency. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the Labor Law by adding a new section 202-1 relating to leave of absence for volunteer emergency responders. It provides that a volunteer firefighter or ambulance workers may request and shall be granted a leave of absence from his or her employer while engaged in the actual performance of duties during a declared state of emergency. The entire period of the absence shall be excused leave and not charged against any other leave to which such employee is entitled. The head of a fire department or ambulance service must certify such service, when requested to do so by an employer. Nothing set forth by this section shall be construed to impede,
S1604 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1604 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, MAZIARZ, SEWARD -- 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 authorized absences by members of volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance squads who respond to states of emergency THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 202-l to read as follows: S 202-L. LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY RESPONDERS. 1. DURING THE TIME THAT AN EMERGENCY EXISTS FOLLOWING A DECLARATION OF SUCH EMERGENCY PURSUANT TO SECTION TWENTY-FOUR OR TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE EXECU- TIVE LAW, AN EMPLOYEE MAY REQUEST AND SHALL BE GRANTED A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM HIS OR HER EMPLOYER WHILE ENGAGED IN THE ACTUAL PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS, (A) A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER, OR (B) AN ENROLLED MEMBER OF A VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW. 2. THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE AUTHORIZED LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED PURSU- ANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE EXCUSED LEAVE AND SHALL NOT BE CHARGED AGAINST ANY OTHER LEAVE TO WHICH SUCH EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED. 3. UPON THE EMPLOYER'S REQUEST, AN EMPLOYEE WHO HAS BEEN GRANTED A LEAVE OF ABSENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION SHALL PROVIDE HIS OR HER EMPLOYER WITH A NOTARIZED STATEMENT FROM THE HEAD OF THE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT OR VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE, AS APPLICABLE, CERTIFY- ING THE PERIOD OF TIME, OR TIMES, THAT SAID EMPLOYEE RESPONDED TO AN EMERGENCY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. 4. NOTHING SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO IMPEDE, INFRINGE OR DIMINISH THE RIGHTS AND BENEFITS WHICH ACCRUE TO EMPLOYEES THROUGH BONA FIDE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS, OR OTHERWISE DIMIN- ISH THE INTEGRITY OF THE EXISTING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RELATIONSHIP. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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