senate Bill S7752

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows employees to utilize sick leave to care for family, household members and domestic partners

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this bill?

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2014 referred to labor

S7752 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3901
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2947
2009-2010: A2560

S7752 - Summary

Allows employees to utilize accrued and available sick leave to provide care to immediate family, household members or domestic partners; and defines relevant terms.

S7752 - Sponsor Memo

S7752 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7752

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 4, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  allowing  employees  to
  utilize  sick leave to care for family, household members and domestic
  partners

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

  Section  1.    The  labor law is amended by adding a new section 19 to
read as follows:
  S 19. SICK LEAVE; DOMESTIC PARTNERS.   1. AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION:
"DOMESTIC PARTNER" MEANS A PERSON WHO, WITH RESPECT TO ANOTHER PERSON:
  (A) IS FORMALLY A PARTY IN A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP OR SIMILAR RELATION-
SHIP  WITH  THE  OTHER  PERSON, ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO THE LAWS OF THE
UNITED STATES OR OF ANY STATE, LOCAL OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION, OR  REGIS-
TERED  AS  THE  DOMESTIC  PARTNER  OF THE OTHER PERSON WITH ANY REGISTRY
MAINTAINED BY THE EMPLOYER OF EITHER PARTY OR ANY  STATE,  MUNICIPALITY,
OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION; OR
  (B)  IS  DEPENDENT  OR MUTUALLY INTERDEPENDENT ON THE OTHER PERSON FOR
SUPPORT, AS EVIDENCED BY THE TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES INDICATING  A
MUTUAL  INTENT  TO  BE  DOMESTIC  PARTNERS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
COMMON OWNERSHIP OR JOINT LEASING OF REAL OR PERSONAL  PROPERTY;  COMMON
HOUSEHOLDING,  SHARED  INCOME  OR  SHARED  EXPENSES; CHILDREN IN COMMON;
SHARED HEALTH OR EMPLOYMENT BENEFIT COVERAGE; SIGNS OF INTENT  TO  MARRY
OR  BECOME DOMESTIC PARTNERS UNDER PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION; OR
THE LENGTH OF THE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE PERSONS.
  2. "DOMESTIC PARTNER" SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSON WHO IS  RELATED  BY
BLOOD  TO  SUCH OTHER PERSON IN A MANNER THAT WOULD BAR MARRIAGE TO SUCH
OTHER PERSON IN NEW  YORK  STATE.  "DOMESTIC  PARTNER"  ALSO  SHALL  NOT
INCLUDE ANY PERSON WHO IS LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
  3.  SICK LEAVE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY BENEFIT PROVIDED UNDER AN EMPLOYEE
WELFARE BENEFIT PLAN SUBJECT TO THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEE  RETIREMENT  INCOME
SECURITY  ACT  OF 1974 AND DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY INSURANCE BENEFIT, WORK-
ERS' COMPENSATION BENEFIT, UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION DISABILITY BENEFIT,
OR BENEFIT NOT PAYABLE FROM THE EMPLOYER.

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.