senate Bill S4472

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the public employee safety and health reform act

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Apr 30, 2014 advanced to third reading
Apr 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
Apr 28, 2014 1st report cal.384
Jan 08, 2014 referred to labor
Apr 03, 2013 referred to labor

Votes

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Apr 28, 2014 - Labor committee Vote

S4472
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4472 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6818
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง27-a, Lab L

S4472 - Summary

Establishes the "public employee safety and health reform act"; relates to prohibiting retaliatory acts against public employees.

S4472 - Sponsor Memo

S4472 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4472

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 3, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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  "public
  employee safety and health reform 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  "public
employee safety and health reform act."
  S 2. Subdivision 5 of section 27-a of the labor law, as added by chap-
ter  729 of the laws of 1980 and paragraph e as amended by chapter 86 of
the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  5. Inspections. a. Any employee or  representative  of  employees  who
believes that a violation of a safety or health standard exists, or that
an imminent danger exists, may request an inspection by giving notice to
the  commissioner  of  such violation or danger. Such notice and request
shall be in writing, shall set forth with reasonable  particularity  the
grounds  for  the  notice, shall be signed by such employee or represen-
tative of employees, and a copy shall be provided by the commissioner to
the employer or  the  person  in  charge  no  later  than  the  time  of
inspection, except that on the request of the person giving such notice,
his  name  and  the  names of individual employees or representatives of
employees shall be withheld. Such inspections shall be made forthwith.
  b. A representative of the employer and an authorized employee  repre-
sentative  shall  be given the opportunity to accompany the commissioner
during an inspection for the purpose of aiding  such  inspection.  Where
there  is  no authorized employee representative, the commissioner shall
consult with a reasonable number  of  employees  concerning  matters  of
safety and health in the workplace.
  c.   AN AUTHORIZED EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTU-
NITY TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERVIEW OF AN EMPLOYEE BY  THE  COMMISSIONER
UPON  THE  REQUEST OF THE EMPLOYEE WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF SUCH INTERVIEW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09953-01-3

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