senate Bill S7850

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing for an initial hearing in every case for a claim of compensation

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee

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Feb 26, 2020 referred to labor


S7850 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §20, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S845, A3671

S7850 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for an initial hearing in every case for a claim of compensation.

S7850 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7850 (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 26, 2020
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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
   for an initial hearing in every case for a claim of compensation

   Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 20 of the workers' compensation
 law, as amended by chapter 635 of the laws of 1996, is amended  to  read
 as follows:
   1.  At any time after [the expiration of the first seven days of disa-
 bility on the part of] an INJURY OF THE injured employee, or at any time
 after the employee's death, a claim for compensation may be presented to
 the employer or to the chair. The board shall HOLD  AN  INITIAL  HEARING
 FOR  EACH CLAIM AND SHALL have full power and authority to determine all
 questions in relation to the payment  of  claims  presented  to  it  for
 compensation  under  the provisions of this chapter.  The chair or board
 shall make or cause to be made such investigation as it deems necessary,
 and upon application of either party, shall order a hearing, and  within
 thirty  days  after  a  claim  for  compensation is submitted under this
 section, or such hearing closed, shall make or deny an award,  determin-
 ing  such claim for compensation, and file the same in the office of the
 chair. Immediately after such filing the chair shall send to the parties
 a copy of the decision.  Upon a hearing pursuant to this section  either
 party  may present evidence and be represented by counsel.  The decision
 of the board shall be final as to all questions of fact, and, except  as
 provided in section twenty-three of this article, as to all questions of
 law.    Except  as provided in section twenty-seven of this article, all
 awards of the board shall draw simple interest from  thirty  days  after
 the making thereof at the rate provided in section five thousand four of
 the  civil  practice law and rules. Whenever a hearing or proceeding for
 the determination of a claim for compensation is begun before a referee,
 pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, such hearing  or  proceeding
 or  any adjourned hearing thereon shall continue before the same referee
 until a final determination awarding or denying compensation, except  in
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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