senate Bill S7861

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to hours, wages and supplements in contracts for public work

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2016 committed to rules
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1199
May 18, 2016 referred to labor


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May 24, 2016 - Labor committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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S7861 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §220, add §224-a, Lab L; amd §2.10, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2975, A5498
2019-2020: S1947, A1261

S7861 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to hours, wages and supplements in contracts for public work.

S7861 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7861 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 18, 2016

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the  labor  law  and  the  criminal  procedure  law,  in
  relation to hours, wages and supplements in contracts for public work


  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 220 of the labor law,  as  amended
by chapter 678 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  [Each]  EVERY  contract  [to  which  the state or a public benefit
corporation or a municipal corporation or a commission appointed  pursu-
ant  to law is a party, and any contract for public work entered into by
a third party acting in place of, on behalf of and for  the  benefit  of
such  public  entity  pursuant  to  any lease, permit or other agreement
between such third party and the public entity, and  which  may  involve
the  employment of laborers, workers or mechanics] FOR PUBLIC WORK shall
contain a stipulation that no laborer, worker or mechanic in the  employ
of the contractor, subcontractor or other person doing or contracting to
do the whole or a part of the work contemplated by the contract shall be
permitted  or required to work more than eight hours in any one calendar
day or more than five days in any one week except in cases  of  extraor-
dinary emergency including fire, flood or danger to life or property. No
such  person  shall  be  so employed more than eight hours in any day or
more than five days in any one week except in such  emergency.  Extraor-
dinary  emergency  within the meaning of this section shall be deemed to
include situations in which sufficient laborers, workers  and  mechanics
cannot  be employed to carry on public work expeditiously as a result of
such restrictions upon the number of hours and days  of  labor  and  the
immediate  commencement or prosecution or completion without undue delay
of the public work is necessary in the judgment of the commissioner  for
the preservation of the contract site and for the protection of the life
and  limb  of  the  persons  using the same. Upon the application of any
person interested, the commissioner shall make  a  determination  as  to
whether  or  not  on any public project or on all public projects in any
area of this state, sufficient laborers, workers and mechanics of any or

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


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