senate Bill S3666B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "fair broadcast employment act of 2014" to authorize the use of certain contract provisions for the employment of key employees in the broadcast industry

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2014 print number 3666b
amend and recommit to labor
Apr 07, 2014 print number 3666a
amend (t) and recommit to labor
Jan 08, 2014 referred to labor
Feb 08, 2013 referred to labor

S3666 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §202-k, Lab L

S3666 - Summary

Enacts the "fair broadcast employment act of 2014" to authorize the use of certain contract provisions for the employment of key employees in the broadcast industry.

S3666 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3666

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- 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 enacting the  fair  broad-
  cast employment act of 2013

  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 "fair broadcast employment act of 2013".
  S  2.  Section  202-k of the labor law, as added by chapter 398 of the
laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S 202-k. Protection of persons employed in the broadcast industry.  1.
For the purposes of this section:
  (a)  "Broadcasting  industry  employer" includes INDIVIDUAL television
stations or networks,  INDIVIDUAL  radio  stations  or  networks,  cable
stations  or networks, internet or satellite-based services similar to a
broadcast station or network, any broadcast entities affiliated with any
of the employers of this paragraph, or any other  entity  that  provides
broadcasting  services such as news, weather, traffic, sports, or enter-
tainment reports or programming.
  (b) "Broadcast employee" means any on-air employee or off-air employee
of a broadcasting industry employer, excluding management employees.
  (C) "KEY BROADCAST EMPLOYEE" MEANS ANY ON-AIR OR  OFF-AIR  NON-MANAGE-
MENT  EMPLOYEE  OF  A BROADCASTING INDUSTRY EMPLOYER, WHO IS EITHER: (1)
COMPENSATED IN THE HIGHEST TEN PERCENT OF ALL  NON-MANAGEMENT  EMPLOYEES
EMPLOYED BY THE BROADCAST INDUSTRY EMPLOYER IN THIS STATE, OR (2) IS ONE
OF  FIVE  DESIGNATED KEY NON-MANAGEMENT POSITIONS EMPLOYED BY THE BROAD-
CAST INDUSTRY EMPLOYER IN THIS STATE, PROVIDED THE EMPLOYER HAS NOTIFIED
THE EMPLOYEE OF SUCH DESIGNATION.
  2. [A] SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION,
A broadcasting industry employer shall not require  as  a  condition  of
employment,  whether  in  an  employment  contract  or otherwise, that a

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08201-01-3

S3666A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §202-k, Lab L

S3666A - Summary

Enacts the "fair broadcast employment act of 2014" to authorize the use of certain contract provisions for the employment of key employees in the broadcast industry.

S3666A - Sponsor Memo

S3666A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3666--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Labor  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to enacting the "fair broad-
  cast employment act of 2014"

  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 "fair broadcast employment act of 2014".
  S 2. Section 202-k of the labor law, as added by chapter  398  of  the
laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S  202-k. Protection of persons employed in the broadcast industry. 1.
For the purposes of this section:
  (a) "Broadcasting industry employer"  includes  INDIVIDUAL  television
stations  or  networks,  INDIVIDUAL  radio  stations  or networks, cable
stations or networks, internet or satellite-based services similar to  a
broadcast station or network, any broadcast entities affiliated with any
of  the  employers  of this paragraph, or any other entity that provides
broadcasting services such as news, weather, traffic, sports, or  enter-
tainment reports or programming.
  (b) "Broadcast employee" means any on-air employee or off-air employee
of a broadcasting industry employer, excluding management employees.
  (C)  "KEY  BROADCAST EMPLOYEE" MEANS ANY ON-AIR OR OFF-AIR NON-MANAGE-
MENT EMPLOYEE OF A BROADCASTING INDUSTRY EMPLOYER, WHO  IS  EITHER:  (1)
COMPENSATED  IN  THE HIGHEST TEN PERCENT OF ALL NON-MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES
EMPLOYED BY THE BROADCAST INDUSTRY EMPLOYER IN THIS STATE, OR (2) IS ONE
OF FIVE DESIGNATED KEY NON-MANAGEMENT POSITIONS EMPLOYED BY  THE  BROAD-
CAST INDUSTRY EMPLOYER IN THIS STATE, PROVIDED THE EMPLOYER HAS NOTIFIED
THE EMPLOYEE OF SUCH DESIGNATION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08201-02-4

S3666B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §202-k, Lab L

S3666B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "fair broadcast employment act of 2014" to authorize the use of certain contract provisions for the employment of key employees in the broadcast industry.

S3666B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3666B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3666--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Labor  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  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 enacting the "fair  broad-
  cast employment act of 2014"

  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 "fair broadcast employment act of 2014".
  S  2.  Section  202-k of the labor law, as added by chapter 398 of the
laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S 202-k. Protection of persons employed in the broadcast industry.  1.
For the purposes of this section:
  (a)  "Broadcasting  industry  employer" includes INDIVIDUAL television
stations or networks,  INDIVIDUAL  radio  stations  or  networks,  cable
stations  or networks, internet or satellite-based services similar to a
broadcast station or network, any broadcast entities affiliated with any
of the employers of this paragraph, or any other  entity  that  provides
broadcasting  services such as news, weather, traffic, sports, or enter-
tainment reports or programming.
  (b) "Broadcast employee" means any on-air employee or off-air employee
of a broadcasting industry employer, excluding management employees.
  (C) "KEY BROADCAST EMPLOYEE" MEANS ANY BROADCAST EMPLOYEE, WHO AT  THE
TIME OF SIGNING AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT WITH A BROADCAST INDUSTRY EMPLOY-
ER:
  (1)  IS  REASONABLY ANTICIPATED TO RECEIVE A TOTAL ANNUAL COMPENSATION
PACKAGE OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE FROM  A  BROADCAST
INDUSTRY EMPLOYER THAT IS LICENSED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMIS-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08201-04-4

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