Assembly Bill A62

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York city teleworking expansion act"

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-A62 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Cities
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §12-140, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A695
2013-2014: A3524
2017-2018: A1134
2019-2020: A314
2021-2022: A457
2023-2024: A1435

2015-A62 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York city teleworking expansion act"; provides that each agency shall establish a policy and program to allow employees to perform all or a portion of their duties through teleworking to the maximum extent possible without diminished employee performance; defines the term "telework" to mean to perform normal and regular work functions on a workday that ordinarily would be performed at the agency's principal location at a different location, thereby eliminating or substantially reducing the physical commute to and from such agency's principal location.

2015-A62 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y


                             January 7, 2015

Introduced by M. of A. ROZIC, COLTON, JAFFEE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Committee on Cities

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to enacting the "New York city teleworking expansion act"


  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York city teleworking expansion act".
  S 2. Legislative findings.  The legislature hereby finds and  declares
that  the  health  and safety of the population living in and around the
densely populated New York city metropolitan region is a matter of state
concern, as is the economic vitality and the effectiveness of mass tran-
sit in that region, all of which are threatened by the amount of traffic
congestion inside of, and into,  New  York  city,  and  the  overcrowded
buses,  subways  and  railroads within the region. Traffic congestion is
particularly harmful to the mass transit bus systems run by  the  Metro-
politan  Transportation  Authority,  creating  delays  and hindering the
growth of essential surface mass transportation systems, and the  entire
mass  transit  system  suffers  from  severe  overcrowding. The negative
impact of traffic congestion in New York city on the health, economy and
mass transit systems of the downstate region, as well as the  overcrowd-
ing  of  the region's mass transit systems, were established at legisla-
tive hearings in the spring of 2007, as well as during the hearings  and
reports  of  the  legislatively created New York City Traffic Mitigation
Commission. During these hearings, it was established that a very  large
number  of New York city employees drive to work both from points within
New York city and without, that  New  York  city  lacks  a  working  and
adequate  telecommuting program for its employees, and that an effective
telecommuting program would significantly  reduce  the  number  of  such
employees  driving  to work.   Likewise, a telecommuting program for New

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


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