senate Bill S2422

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of labor to study the feasibility of developing and implementing an insurance plan to provide benefits to certain unemployed persons

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Jan 17, 2013 referred to labor

S2422 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3130
Law Section:
Labor
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3933, A3810
2009-2010: S3558, A6869

S2422 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of labor, in consultation with the superintendent of financial services, to study the feasibility of developing and implementing an insurance plan funded through payroll deductions to provide benefits to unemployed persons upon the expiration of unemployment benefits; requires report to the governor and the legislature after one year.

S2422 - Sponsor Memo

S2422 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2422

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to direct the commissioner of labor,  in  consultation  with  the
  superintendent  of  financial  services,  to  study the feasibility of
  developing and implementing an insurance plan to provide  benefits  to
  unemployed  persons  upon the expiration of unemployment benefits; and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that the contin-
uous downsizing of employees by  the  public  and  private  sectors  has
created  great concerns relative to long term stability in employment. A
recent study indicates that projected job employment for  persons  under
age forty will average four and one-half years per employment placement.
This employment instability is further aggravated by actual and project-
ed exportation of domestic jobs.
  The  legislature further finds that state government officials regard-
less of political party affiliation have all expressed concern  relative
to  payment  of  persons  on the public assistance rolls, and have urged
various "workfare not welfare" programs. It is clear  that  this  recent
employment   enigma   can  only  further  exacerbate  this  unemployment
discussion.
  Accordingly it is prudent that the state  develop  an  insurance  plan
that  provides for persons who may encounter such an employment predica-
ment.   Such a plan would lessen  the  burden  of  public  support,  and
provide  for  the  stable  financial management of dislocated employees.
Such insurance plan would provide benefits upon the expiration of  unem-
ployment  benefits if the unemployment condition prevails. Contributions
to the insurance program would derive from deductions through employees'
salaries. Such deductions would be no more than ten  percent  of  annual
salary. Unspent accounts would be refunded after an employee attains the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06049-01-3

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