Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 03, 2020
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 08, 2020
referred to labor
|May 14, 2019
referred to labor
Senate Bill S5754
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S5754 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S5754 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5754 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to the calculation of weekly employment insurance benefits for workers who are partially unemployed; and repealing certain provisions of such law relating thereto PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To ensure that partially unemployed workers have meaningful access to unemployment insurance benefits. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends various sections of Article 18 of the labor law in order to: (1) replace the current system for determining eligibility for partial unemployment insurance benefits with a system that is based on the claimant's weekly earnings rather than the number of days the claimant
2019-S5754 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5754 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RAMOS -- 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 calculation of weekly employment insurance benefits for workers who are partially unem- ployed; and repealing certain provisions of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 522 of the labor law, as amended by chapter 720 of the laws of 1953, is amended to read as follows: § 522. Total unemployment AND PARTIAL UNEMPLOYMENT. "Total unemploy- ment" means the total lack of any employment [on any day] DURING ANY WEEK. "PARTIAL EMPLOYMENT" MEANS ANY EMPLOYMENT DURING ANY WEEK THAT IS LESS THAN FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT SO LONG AS THE COMPENSATION PAID IS LESS THAN THE CLAIMANT'S WEEKLY BENEFIT RATE PLUS THE CLAIMANT'S PARTIAL BENEFIT CREDIT. The term "employment" as used in this section means any employment including that not defined in this title. § 2. Section 523 of the labor law is REPEALED and a new section 523 is added to read as follows: § 523. EFFECTIVE WEEK. "EFFECTIVE WEEK" MEANS (A) A WEEK DURING WHICH A CLAIMANT PERFORMS NO SERVICES FOR WHICH THE CLAIMANT IS PAID COMPEN- SATION, OR (B) A WEEK DURING WHICH A CLAIMANT PERFORMS SERVICES ON A PART-TIME BASIS FOR WHICH THE CLAIMANT IS PAID COMPENSATION THAT IS LESS THAN THE CLAIMANT'S WEEKLY BENEFIT RATE PLUS HIS OR HER PARTIAL BENEFIT CREDIT. § 3. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 525 to read as follows: § 525. PARTIAL BENEFIT CREDIT. "PARTIAL BENEFIT CREDIT" MEANS THAT PART OF THE COMPENSATION, IF ANY, PAID TO A CLAIMANT WITH RESPECT TO A WEEK FOR WHICH BENEFITS ARE CLAIMED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS LAW WHICH IS NOT IN EXCESS OF FIFTY PER CENTUM OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S WEEKLY BENEFIT RATE, OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, WHICHEVER IS THE GREATER. SUCH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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