assembly Bill A1917

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting excused absences of state employees for the purpose of donating blood

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 02, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2016 referred to governmental employees
Mar 24, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 13, 2015 referred to governmental employees

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A1917 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง159-d, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1838
2011-2012: A1590
2013-2014: A368
2017-2018: A2462
2019-2020: A3246

A1917 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits state employees to be excused from work without loss of compensation for up to four hours to donate blood; permits supervisor to require proof of such donation.

A1917 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1917

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, COLTON, AUBRY -- Multi-Spon-
  sored  by  --  M. of A.   CLARK, GALEF, HOOPER, ORTIZ -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to permitting employ-
  ees of the state to be excused from work to donate blood

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

  Section  1.  The  civil service law is amended by adding a new section
159-d to read as follows:
  S 159-D. EXCUSED LEAVE TO DONATE BLOOD. 1.  EVERY  PUBLIC  OFFICER  OR
EMPLOYEE  OF  THIS  STATE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO ABSENT HIMSELF OR HERSELF
AND SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM HIS OR HER DUTIES OR
SERVICE AS SUCH PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THIS STATE, FOR  A  SUFFI-
CIENT  PERIOD  OF  TIME, NOT TO EXCEED FOUR HOURS ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, TO
DONATE BLOOD.
  2. A SUPERVISOR OF ANY SUCH PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE MAY REQUIRE THE
PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE TO  PROVIDE  WRITTEN  SUBSTANTIATION  FROM  A
DONATION CENTER OR ENTITY COORDINATING DONATIONS THAT THE PUBLIC OFFICER
OR EMPLOYEE ACTUALLY DONATED BLOOD DURING THE EXCUSED ABSENCE.
  3.  THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION SHALL BE EXCUSED LEAVE AND SHALL  NOT  BE  CHARGED  AGAINST  ANY
OTHER  LEAVE  SUCH PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THIS STATE IS OTHERWISE
ENTITLED TO.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00906-01-5