assembly Bill A6218

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Limits workers' compensation benefits for partial permanent disabilities, which limit wage earning by less than 85%, to the period of such disability

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Feb 28, 2017 referred to labor

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A6218 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4554
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §15, Work Comp L

A6218 - Summary

Limits workers' compensation benefits for partial permanent disabilities, which limit wage earning by less than 85%, to the period of the continuance of such disability, but not for a period of more than 525 weeks.

A6218 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6218

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 28, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. McDONALD, SCHIMMINGER -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to payment of
  compensation to employees who suffer permanent partial disability

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 3 of section 15 of the
workers' compensation law is amended to read as follows:
  In  case  of disability partial in character but permanent in quality,
FOR WHICH THE IMPAIRMENT OF WAGE EARNING CAPACITY IS FOUND TO  BE  UNDER
EIGHTY-FIVE  PERCENT, the compensation shall be sixty-six and two-thirds
per centum of the average weekly wages and shall be paid to the employee
DURING THE CONTINUANCE OF SUCH PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY,  BUT  SHALL
NOT  EXCEED  FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF THE INJURY.
IN CASE OF DISABILITY PARTIAL IN CHARACTER BUT PERMANENT IN QUALITY, FOR
WHICH THE IMPAIRMENT OF WAGE EARNING CAPACITY IF FOUND TO BE EIGHTY-FIVE
PERCENT OR MORE, THE COMPENSATION  SHALL  BE  SIXTY-SIX  AND  TWO-THIRDS
PERCENT  OF  THE  AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGES AND SHALL BE PAID TO THE EMPLOYEE
for the period named in this subdivision, as follows:
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09730-01-7

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