senate Bill S6311

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the restrictions on consecutive hours of work for nurses

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Labor Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to labor
May 11, 2017 referred to labor

S6311 - Details

Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง167, Lab L

S6311 - Summary

Assesses an employer a civil penalty of not less than one thousand nor more than ten thousand dollars, per violation where an employer requires a nurse to work more that such nurse's regularly scheduled work hours; further provides that the employee shall receive an additional fifteen percent of the overtime payment from the employer for each violation.

S6311 - Sponsor Memo

S6311 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6311

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the labor  law,  in  relation  to  the  restrictions  on
  consecutive hours of work for nurses

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

  Section 1. Section 167 of the labor law, as added by  chapter  493  of
the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S  167.  Restrictions on consecutive hours of work for nurses. 1. When
used in this section:
  a. "Health care employer"  shall  mean  any  individual,  partnership,
association,  corporation,  limited  liability  company or any person or
group of persons acting directly or indirectly on behalf of  or  in  the
interest  of  the employer, which provides health care services (i) in a
facility licensed or operated pursuant to article  twenty-eight  of  the
public health law, including any facility operated by the state, a poli-
tical  subdivision  or a public corporation as defined by section sixty-
six of the general construction law, or (ii) in a facility  operated  by
the state, a political subdivision or a public corporation as defined by
section  sixty-six of the general construction law, operated or licensed
pursuant to the mental  hygiene  law,  the  education  law,  THE  SOCIAL
SERVICES LAW or the correction law.
  b.  "Nurse"  shall  mean a registered professional nurse or a licensed
practical nurse as defined by article one  hundred  thirty-nine  of  the
education law who provides direct patient care.
  c.  "Regularly  scheduled work hours", including pre-scheduled on-call
time and the time spent for the purpose of communicating  shift  reports
regarding  patient status necessary to ensure patient safety, shall mean
those hours a nurse has agreed to work and is normally scheduled to work
pursuant to the budgeted hours allocated to the nurse's position by  the
health  care  employer;  and  if  no such allocation system exists, some

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11573-01-7

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