Senate Bill S7717

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York city teleworking expansion act"

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities 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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2017-S7717 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate 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
2015-2016: A62
2019-2020: S5650, A314
2021-2022: S5536, A457
2023-2024: S4580, A1435

2017-S7717 (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.

2017-S7717 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2017-S7717 (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
                             February 12, 2018
 Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed 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".
   §  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
 York  city  employees would also allow employees who use mass transit to
 work from home, thereby alleviating  the  current  overcrowding  in  the
 region's  mass  transit  systems.  Such a program as established by this
 legislation would address the state's concern that the  health,  safety,
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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