senate Bill S1743A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 28, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Mar 11, 2014 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 08, 2014 referred to labor
Jun 19, 2013 amended by restoring to previous print 1743a
Jun 03, 2013 print number 1743a
amend and recommit to labor
Jun 18, 2013 print number 1743b
amend (t) and recommit to labor
Apr 22, 2013 notice of committee consideration - withdrawn
Mar 11, 2013 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 09, 2013 referred to labor

Co-Sponsors

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S1743 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1792A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160, 161, 220, 511, 564, 651, 674 & 701, add §163-a, Lab L; amd §225, Pub Health L; amd §§3, 51, 120, 201, add §110-b, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1652, S1862
2009-2010: A1867, S2247

S1743 - 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 an 8 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.

S1743 - Sponsor Memo

S1743 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1743

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ESPAILLAT, ADAMS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DIAZ,
  DILAN, GIANARIS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KLEIN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER,
  PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SERRANO,  SMITH,  SQUADRON,
  STAVISKY,  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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  granting  collective
  bargaining  rights  to farm laborers and allowing farm workers one day
  of rest each week and including farm laborers  within  the  provisions
  pertaining  to  overtime  compensation  and unemployment insurance; 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; to amend the workers' compensation law, in  relation  to  the
  eligibility  of  farm  laborers for workers' compensation benefits and
  the provision of claim forms to farm laborers injured in the course of
  employment and in relation to service as farm laborers; and  to  amend
  the  labor  law,  in  relation  to  labor on a farm and regulating the
  employment of certain employees whose earning capacity is affected  or
  impaired by youth or age

  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.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 701 of the labor law,
as amended by chapter 43 of the laws of 1989,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a)  The  term "employees" includes but is not restricted to any indi-
vidual employed by a labor organization; any individual whose employment
has ceased as a consequence of, or in connection with, any current labor
dispute or because of  any  unfair  labor  practice,  and  who  has  not
obtained  any other regular and substantially equivalent employment; and

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

Co-Sponsors

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S1743A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1792A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160, 161, 220, 511, 564, 651, 674 & 701, add §163-a, Lab L; amd §225, Pub Health L; amd §§3, 51, 120, 201, add §110-b, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1652, S1862
2009-2010: A1867, S2247

S1743A (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 an 8 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.

S1743A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1743A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1743--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ESPAILLAT, ADAMS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DIAZ,
  DILAN, GIANARIS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY,  KLEIN,  KRUEGER,
  LATIMER,   MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,  PERALTA,  PERKINS,  RIVERA,  SAMPSON,
  SANDERS, SAVINO, SERRANO, SMITH, SQUADRON,  STAVISKY,  STEWART-COUSINS
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the  Committee on Labor -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  labor  law,  in  relation  to  granting  collective
  bargaining  rights  to farm laborers and allowing farm workers one day
  of rest each week and including farm laborers  within  the  provisions
  pertaining  to  overtime  compensation  and unemployment insurance; 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; to amend the workers' compensation law, in  relation  to  the
  eligibility  of  farm  laborers for workers' compensation benefits and
  the provision of claim forms to farm laborers injured in the course of
  employment and in relation to service as farm laborers; and  to  amend
  the  labor  law,  in  relation  to  labor on a farm and regulating the
  employment of certain employees whose earning capacity is affected  or
  impaired by youth or age

  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.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 701 of the labor law,
as amended by chapter 43 of the laws of 1989,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a)  The  term "employees" includes but is not restricted to any indi-
vidual employed by a labor organization; any individual whose employment
has ceased as a consequence of, or in connection with, any current labor

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

Co-Sponsors

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S1743B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1792A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160, 161, 220, 511, 564, 651, 674 & 701, add §163-a, Lab L; amd §225, Pub Health L; amd §§3, 51, 120, 201, add §110-b, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1652, S1862
2009-2010: A1867, S2247

S1743B - 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 an 8 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.

S1743B - Sponsor Memo

S1743B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1743--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ESPAILLAT, ADAMS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DIAZ,
  DILAN, GIANARIS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY,  KLEIN,  KRUEGER,
  LATIMER,   MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,  PERALTA,  PERKINS,  RIVERA,  SAMPSON,
  SANDERS, SAVINO, SERRANO, SMITH, SQUADRON,  STAVISKY,  STEWART-COUSINS
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the  Committee on Labor -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  labor  law,  in relation to granting collective
  bargaining rights to farm laborers and allowing farm workers  one  day
  of  rest  each  week and including farm laborers within the provisions
  pertaining to overtime compensation  and  unemployment  insurance;  to
  amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to the eligibility of
  farm  laborers for workers' compensation benefits and the provision of
  claim forms to farm laborers injured in the course of  employment  and
  in  relation  to service as farm laborers; and to amend the labor law,
  in relation to labor on  a  farm  and  regulating  the  employment  of
  certain  employees  whose  earning capacity is affected or impaired by
  youth or age

  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 "farm fair
labor practices act".
  S 2. Definitions. For the purposes of this act,  the  following  defi-
nitions shall apply:
  1.  "Farm"  shall mean an agricultural for-profit business involved in
commercial enterprise with respect to stock, dairy, poultry, fur-bearing
animal, fruit and truck farms; plantations; orchards; nurseries;  green-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00123-04-3

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