|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 05, 2014||referred to labor|
senate Bill S6741
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6741 - Details
- Law Section:
- Workers' Compensation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd Work Comp L, generally; amd §1113, Ins L
S6741 - Summary
Establishes family care leave benefits within the disability provisions of the workers' compensation law; such benefits provide up to six weeks of paid leave from work for the care of a family member with a serious health condition or to bond with the employee's child within the first 12 months of birth or taking custody of such child.
S6741 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6741 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers' compensation law and the insurance law, in relation to establishing family care benefits PURPOSE: This bill would provide for the payment of paid family leave benefits through the temporary disability benefit system to employees who take leave to care for a sick family member or bond with a newly born, adopted, or foster child. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends subdivision 9 of section 201 of the workers' compensation law by including family care within the definition of disability. Section 2: Amends subdivision 14 of section 201 of the workers' compensation law to define family care as any leave taken to bond with a new child within the first 12 months of the child being born, or placed with a parent through adoption or foster care. It also includes any leave taken to provide care, be it physical or psychological, for a family member with a serious health condition. Section 3: Amends section 202 of the workers' compensation law by
S6741 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6741 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 and the insurance law, in relation to establishing family care benefits THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 201 of the workers' compensation law is amended by adding a new paragraph C to read as follows: C. "DISABILITY" ALSO INCLUDES FAMILY CARE. S 2. Subdivision 14 of section 201 of the workers' compensation law, as added by chapter 600 of the laws of 1949 and as renumbered by chapter 438 of the laws of 1964, is amended, and nine new subdivisions 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 are added to read as follows: 14. "A day of disability" means any day on which the employee was prevented from performing work because of disability, INCLUDING ANY DAY WHICH THE EMPLOYEE USES FOR FAMILY CARE, and for which [he] THE EMPLOYEE has not received his OR HER regular remuneration. 15. "FAMILY CARE" MEANS ANY LEAVE TAKEN BY AN EMPLOYEE FROM PERFORMING WORK: A. TO PARTICIPATE IN PROVIDING CARE, INCLUDING PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOG- ICAL CARE, FOR A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE EMPLOYEE MADE NECESSARY BY A SERI- OUS HEALTH CONDITION OF THE FAMILY MEMBER; OR B. TO BOND WITH THE EMPLOYEE'S CHILD DURING THE FIRST TWELVE MONTHS AFTER THE CHILD'S BIRTH, OR THE FIRST TWELVE MONTHS AFTER THE PLACEMENT OF THE CHILD FOR ADOPTION OR FOSTER CARE WITH THE EMPLOYEE. 16. "CHILD" MEANS A BIOLOGICAL, ADOPTED OR FOSTER CHILD, A STEP-CHILD, A LEGAL WARD OR A CHILD OF A PERSON WHO STANDS IN PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP TO THE CHILD WHO IS: A. LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE; OR B. EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND INCAPABLE OF SELF-CARE BECAUSE OF A MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITY. 17. "DOMESTIC PARTNER" HAS THE SAME MEANING SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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