assembly Bill A1792A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the farmworkers fair labor practices act, granting collective bargaining rights, workers' compensation and unemployment benefits to farmworkers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 22, 2014 committed to labor
Jan 08, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.99
returned to assembly
died in senate
May 13, 2013 referred to labor
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 07, 2013 ordered to third reading rules cal.56
rules report cal.56
reported
reported referred to rules
reported referred to ways and means
reported referred to codes
Mar 08, 2013 print number 1792a
Mar 08, 2013 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 09, 2013 referred to labor

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A1792 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1743
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160, 161, 220, 511, 564, 651, 674 & 701, add §163-a, Lab L; amd §225, Pub Health L; amd §§3, 51, 120, 201, add §110-b, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1867, S2247
2011-2012: A1652, S964, S1862
2015-2016: A4762, S1291
2017-2018: A1223, S235

A1792 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the farmworkers fair labor practices act: grants collective bargaining rights to farm laborers; requires employers of farm laborers to allow at least 24 consecutive hours of rest each week; provides for an 8 hour work day for farm laborers; requires overtime rate at one and one-half times normal rate (view more) makes provisions of unemployment insurance law applicable to farm laborers; provides sanitary code shall apply to all farm and food processing labor camps intended to house migrant workers, regardless of the number of occupants; provides for eligibility of farm laborers for workers' compensation benefits; requires employers of farm laborers to provide such farm laborers with claim forms for workers' compensation claims under certain conditions; requires reporting of injuries to employers of farmworkers.

A1792 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1792

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. NOLAN, MILLMAN, GOTTFRIED, O'DONNELL, MAISEL,
  ORTIZ, PERRY, COOK, SCARBOROUGH, STEVENSON,  JACOBS,  COLTON,  CAMARA,
  CAHILL,  JAFFEE,  WEPRIN,  HOOPER, ABINANTI, CASTRO, DINOWITZ, CRESPO,
  TITUS, PRETLOW, GLICK, ROBERTS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BREN-
  NAN, CLARK, HEASTIE, MARKEY, SWEENEY,  WEISENBERG  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Labor

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  labor  law,  in relation to granting collective
  bargaining rights to farm laborers and allowing farm workers  one  day
  of  rest  each  week and including farm laborers within the provisions
  pertaining to overtime compensation  and  unemployment  insurance;  to
  amend  the  public  health  law, in relation to the application of the
  sanitary code to all farm and food processing labor camps for  migrant
  workers;  to  amend  the workers' compensation law, in relation to the
  eligibility of farm laborers for workers'  compensation  benefits  and
  the provision of claim forms to farm laborers injured in the course of
  employment  and  in relation to service as farm laborers; and to amend
  the labor law, in relation to labor  on  a  farm  and  regulating  the
  employment  of certain employees whose earning capacity is affected or
  impaired by youth or age

  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 farmwork-
ers fair labor practices act".
  S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 701 of the  labor  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  43  of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as
follows:
  (a) The term "employees" includes but is not restricted to  any  indi-
vidual employed by a labor organization; any individual whose employment
has ceased as a consequence of, or in connection with, any current labor
dispute  or  because  of  any  unfair  labor  practice,  and who has not

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

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Multi-Sponsors

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A1792A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1743
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160, 161, 220, 511, 564, 651, 674 & 701, add §163-a, Lab L; amd §225, Pub Health L; amd §§3, 51, 120, 201, add §110-b, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1867, S2247
2011-2012: A1652, S964, S1862
2015-2016: A4762, S1291
2017-2018: A1223, S235

A1792A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the farmworkers fair labor practices act: grants collective bargaining rights to farm laborers; requires employers of farm laborers to allow at least 24 consecutive hours of rest each week; provides for an 8 hour work day for farm laborers; requires overtime rate at one and one-half times normal rate (view more) makes provisions of unemployment insurance law applicable to farm laborers; provides sanitary code shall apply to all farm and food processing labor camps intended to house migrant workers, regardless of the number of occupants; provides for eligibility of farm laborers for workers' compensation benefits; requires employers of farm laborers to provide such farm laborers with claim forms for workers' compensation claims under certain conditions; requires reporting of injuries to employers of farmworkers.

A1792A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1792--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. NOLAN, MILLMAN, GOTTFRIED, O'DONNELL, MAISEL,
  ORTIZ, PERRY, COOK, SCARBOROUGH, STEVENSON,  JACOBS,  COLTON,  CAMARA,
  CAHILL,  JAFFEE,  WEPRIN,  HOOPER, ABINANTI, CASTRO, DINOWITZ, CRESPO,
  TITUS, PRETLOW, GLICK, ROBERTS, ROSENTHAL,  MOYA,  SEPULVEDA,  MOSLEY,
  BRONSON,  HEASTIE,  ESPINAL, STECK, RIVERA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. ARROYO, BRENNAN, CLARK, MARKEY, SWEENEY, WEISENBERG -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Labor -- committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the  labor  law,  in  relation  to  granting  collective
  bargaining  rights  to farm laborers and allowing farm workers one day
  of rest each week and including farm laborers  within  the  provisions
  pertaining  to  overtime  compensation  and unemployment insurance; to
  amend the public health law, in relation to  the  application  of  the
  sanitary  code to all farm and food processing labor camps for migrant
  workers; to amend the workers' compensation law, in  relation  to  the
  eligibility  of  farm  laborers for workers' compensation benefits and
  the provision of claim forms to farm laborers injured in the course of
  employment and in relation to service as farm laborers; and  to  amend
  the  labor  law,  in  relation  to  labor on a farm and regulating the
  employment of certain employees whose earning capacity is affected  or
  impaired by youth or age

  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  farmwork-
ers fair labor practices act".
  S  2.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 701 of the labor law,
as amended by chapter 43 of the laws of 1989,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00123-02-3

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