senate Bill S1934

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "state workforce injury reduction act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.985
Jan 08, 2014 referred to civil service and pensions
Jan 09, 2013 referred to civil service and pensions

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May 28, 2014 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 28, 2014

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S1934 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7853
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง7, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1245, A109
2009-2010: S7500, A9724A

S1934 - Bill Texts

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Enacts the "state workforce injury reduction act"; requires state agencies to submit a written action plan for reducing occurrences of injuries in the coming year to the governor and the legislature.

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BILL NUMBER:S1934

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to
enacting the "state workforce injury reduction act"

PURPOSE OF BILL: To ensure that agencies seriously examine injuries to
their employees and formulate ways to prevent similar injuries from
occurring in the future.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill names the act the "state workforce injury
reduction act".

Section 2 of the bill amends section 7 of the civil service law by
adding a new subdivision 7 that requires each state agency referenced in
the annual report issued by the president of the civil service commis-
sion pursuant to this section to write and submit an action plan with
participation from employee representatives for reducing occurrences of
such injuries in the coming year.

Section 3 requires the act to take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently the president of the New York State Department
of Civil Service produces an annual report describing occupational inju-
ries, illnesses, and workers' compensation claims for each state agency.
However, there is no requirement that agencies respond to the report
with a plan for reducing the kinds of injuries identified in the report.
This legislation would ensure that agencies work with employee represen-
tatives to seriously examine injuries to their employees and formulate
ways to prevent similar injuries from occurring in the future.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011 - 2012: 5.1245 - Referred to Civil
Services & Pensions

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Minimal costs, but
less worker compensation claims as a result of the passage of this
legislation will result in savings to New York State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1934

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT to amend the civil service  law,  in  relation  to  enacting  the
  "state workforce injury reduction act"

  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  "state
workforce injury reduction act".
  S  2.  Section  7  of the civil service law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. EACH STATE AGENCY REFERENCED IN THE ANNUAL  REPORT  ISSUED  BY  THE
PRESIDENT PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION SHALL WITHIN THIR-
TY  DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF SUCH REPORT SUBMIT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPO-
RARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY  A  WRITTEN
ACTION  PLAN  FOR  REDUCING  OCCURRENCES  OF SUCH INJURIES IN THE COMING
YEAR.  STATE AGENCIES WILL PROVIDE FOR EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION THROUGH AN
AUTHORIZED EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE WHEN PREPARING AND IMPLEMENTING  SUCH
WRITTEN ACTION PLANS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04969-01-3

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