senate Bill S4955

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the powers of the public employee relations board concerning injunctive relief in aid of improper practice charges

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S4955 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §209-a, Civ Serv L

S4955 - Summary

Relates to the powers of the public employment relations board concerning injunctive relief in aid of improper practice charges.

S4955 - Sponsor Memo

S4955 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO  --  (at  request  of the Public Employment
  Relations Board) -- 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 the powers of the
  public employment relations board concerning injunctive relief in  aid
  of improper practice charges


  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 4  of  section  209-a  of  the
civil  service  law,  as  added  by  chapter 695 of the laws of 1994, is
amended to read as follows:
  (b) Within ten WORKING days of the receipt by the board of such  peti-
tion,  if  the  board determines that a charging party has made a suffi-
cient showing both that there is reasonable cause to believe an improper
practice has occurred and it  appears  that  immediate  and  irreparable
injury,  loss  or damage will result thereby rendering a resulting judg-
ment on the merits ineffectual necessitating maintenance of,  or  return
to,  the  status quo to provide meaningful relief, the board shall peti-
tion the supreme court, in Albany county, upon notice to all parties for
the necessary injunctive relief or in the alternative may issue an order
permitting the charging party to seek injunctive relief by  petition  to
the supreme court, in which case the board must be joined as a necessary
party.  The board or, where applicable, the charging party, shall not be
required to give any undertakings or bond and shall not  be  liable  for
any  damages  or  costs  which  may have been sustained by reason of any
injunctive relief ordered. If the board fails to act within ten days  as
provided  herein,  the board, for purposes of review, shall be deemed to
have made a final order determining not to seek injunctive relief.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided,  however,  that
the amendment to subdivision 4 of section 209-a of the civil service law
made  by  section  one  of  this act shall not affect the repeal of such
subdivision and shall be deemed repealed therewith.

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


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