senate Bill S5356A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to providing language access services

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to labor
Jun 15, 2017 print number 5356a
Jun 15, 2017 amend and recommit to rules
Jun 06, 2017 reported and committed to rules
Mar 22, 2017 referred to labor

Votes

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Jun 6, 2017 - Labor committee Vote

S5356
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S5356 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10573
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-a, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S1721, A1327
2021-2022: S1022, A6466

S5356 - Summary

Relates to providing language access services; requires the workers' compensation board to provide for translation of documents and interpretation services and to publish a language access plan.

S5356 - Sponsor Memo

S5356 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5356

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ALCANTARA, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN  ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to providing
  language access services

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

  Section  1.  The  workers' compensation law is amended by adding a new
section 17-a to read as follows:
  § 17-A. LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY. 1. THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE TRANS-
LATION OF ALL DOCUMENTS AND FORMS USED BY OR ISSUED TO  INJURED  EMPLOY-
EES.  THE  TRANSLATION  SHALL  BE  IN  THE  SIX  MOST COMMON NON-ENGLISH
LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN  THE
STATE OF NEW YORK.
  2.  THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE INTERPRETATION SERVICES TO INJURED EMPLOY-
EES WITH RESPECT TO ITS PROVISION OF SERVICES, INFORMATION AND/OR  BENE-
FITS.
  3. THE BOARD SHALL PUBLISH A LANGUAGE ACCESS PLAN THAT REFLECTS:
  (A) THE MEANS BY WHICH IT PROVIDES LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;
  (B) THE TITLES OF ALL AVAILABLE TRANSLATED DOCUMENTS AND THE LANGUAGES
INTO WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED;
  (C) THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC CONTACT POSITIONS AT THE BOARD AND THE NUMBER
OF  BILINGUAL  EMPLOYEES  IN  PUBLIC  CONTACT  POSITIONS,  INCLUDING THE
LANGUAGES THEY SPEAK;
  (D) A TRAINING PLAN FOR BOARD EMPLOYEES WHICH  INCLUDES,  AT  MINIMUM,
ANNUAL  TRAINING  ON  ITS  LANGUAGE  ACCESS  POLICIES AND HOW TO PROVIDE
LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;
  (E) A PLAN FOR ANNUAL INTERNAL  MONITORING  OF  THE  BOARD'S  LANGUAGE
ACCESS PLAN;
  (F)  A  PLAN  OF  HOW THE BOARD INTENDS TO NOTIFY INJURED EMPLOYEES OF
OFFERED LANGUAGE ASSISTANT SERVICES; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10025-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S5356A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10573
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-a, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S1721, A1327
2021-2022: S1022, A6466

S5356A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing language access services; requires the workers' compensation board to provide for translation of documents and interpretation services and to publish a language access plan.

S5356A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5356A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5356--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ALCANTARA, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor -- reported
  favorably  from said committee and committed to the Committee on Rules
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to providing
  language access services

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

  Section  1.  The  workers' compensation law is amended by adding a new
section 17-a to read as follows:
  § 17-A. LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY. 1. THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE TRANS-
LATION OF ALL DOCUMENTS AND FORMS USED BY OR ISSUED TO  INJURED  EMPLOY-
EES.  THE  TRANSLATION  SHALL  BE  IN  THE  SIX  MOST COMMON NON-ENGLISH
LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN  THE
STATE OF NEW YORK.
  2.  THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE INTERPRETATION SERVICES TO INJURED EMPLOY-
EES WITH RESPECT TO ITS PROVISION OF SERVICES, INFORMATION AND/OR  BENE-
FITS.
  3. THE BOARD SHALL PUBLISH A LANGUAGE ACCESS PLAN THAT REFLECTS:
  (A) THE MEANS BY WHICH IT PROVIDES LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;
  (B) THE TITLES OF ALL AVAILABLE TRANSLATED DOCUMENTS AND THE LANGUAGES
INTO WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED;
  (C) THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC CONTACT POSITIONS AT THE BOARD AND THE NUMBER
OF  BILINGUAL  EMPLOYEES  IN  PUBLIC  CONTACT  POSITIONS,  INCLUDING THE
LANGUAGES THEY SPEAK;
  (D) A TRAINING PLAN FOR BOARD EMPLOYEES WHICH  INCLUDES,  AT  MINIMUM,
ANNUAL  TRAINING  ON  ITS  LANGUAGE  ACCESS  POLICIES AND HOW TO PROVIDE
LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;
  (E) A PLAN FOR ANNUAL INTERNAL  MONITORING  OF  THE  BOARD'S  LANGUAGE
ACCESS PLAN;

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

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