|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 12, 2018||referred to cities|
senate Bill S7717
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities Committee
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S7717 (ACTIVE) - Details
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.
S7717 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7717 SPONSOR: AVELLA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enacting the "New York city teleworking expansion act" PURPOSE: To reduce congestion in Manhattan by increasing teleworking in New York City agencies. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill amends the New York City Administrative Code by adding section 12-140 to require New York City agencies to establish teleworking programs. JUSTIFICATION:
S7717 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7717 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" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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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