senate Bill S6740

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases the maximum disability benefits payable under workers' compensation based upon the statewide average weekly wage

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Mar 05, 2014 referred to labor

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S6740 - Details

Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง204 & 209, Work Comp L

S6740 - Summary

Increases the maximum disability benefits payable under workers' compensation based upon the statewide average weekly wage; provides that the employee contribution to such disability benefits shall be annually determined by the superintendent of financial services.

S6740 - Sponsor Memo

S6740 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6740

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SAVINO,  KLEIN, VALESKY, CARLUCCI, AVELLA -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Labor

AN  ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to the maxi-
  mum  weekly  benefits  payable  to  disabled  employees  and  employee
  contributions for disability benefits

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 204 of the  workers'  compensation
law, as amended by chapter 38 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as
follows:
  2.    THE  WEEKLY  BENEFIT  WHICH THE DISABLED EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED TO
RECEIVE FOR DISABILITY COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST,  TWO  THOU-
SAND  SEVENTEEN  SHALL BE ONE-HALF OF THE EMPLOYEE'S WEEKLY WAGE, BUT IN
NO CASE SHALL SUCH BENEFIT EXCEED FIFTY PERCENT OF THE STATEWIDE AVERAGE
WEEKLY WAGE AS DETERMINED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER;  EXCEPT  THAT  IF  THE
EMPLOYEE'S  AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE IS LESS THAN TWENTY DOLLARS, THE BENEFIT
SHALL BE SUCH AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE. THE WEEKLY BENEFIT WHICH THE DISABLED
EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED TO RECEIVE FOR DISABILITY COMMENCING  ON  OR  AFTER
JANUARY  FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN SHALL BE ONE-HALF OF THE EMPLOYEE'S
WEEKLY WAGE, BUT IN NO CASE SHALL SUCH BENEFIT EXCEED FORTY  PERCENT  OF
THE  STATEWIDE  AVERAGE  WEEKLY  WAGE AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER;
EXCEPT THAT IF THE EMPLOYEE'S AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE IS  LESS  THAN  TWENTY
DOLLARS, THE BENEFIT SHALL BE SUCH AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE. THE WEEKLY BENE-
FIT  WHICH  THE  DISABLED EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED TO RECEIVE FOR DISABILITY
COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  FIFTEEN  SHALL  BE
ONE-HALF  OF THE EMPLOYEE'S WEEKLY WAGE, BUT IN NO CASE SHALL SUCH BENE-
FIT EXCEED THIRTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE STATEWIDE AVERAGE WEEKLY  WAGE  AS
DETERMINED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER; EXCEPT THAT IF THE EMPLOYEE'S AVERAGE
WEEKLY WAGE IS LESS THAN TWENTY DOLLARS, THE BENEFIT SHALL BE SUCH AVER-
AGE WEEKLY WAGE.
  The weekly benefit which the disabled employee is entitled to  receive
for disability commencing on or after May first, nineteen hundred eight-
y-nine  shall  be one-half of the employee's weekly wage, but in no case

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

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