Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 26, 2020||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8944
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8944 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8944 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8944 SPONSOR: BORRELLO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to the farm laborers wage board PURPOSE: To delay provisions in the Farm Workers Fair Labor Practices Act relat- ing to the overtime Wage Board in order to provide a more accurate picture of the impact that the provisions of the law have had on our agriculture industry. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The legislation makes several changes to section 674-a of Labor Law including: -Requiring the Wage Board to consult with agricultural employers and laborers, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets, and agricultural
2019-S8944 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8944 I N S E N A T E August 26, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BORRELLO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to the farm laborers wage board THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 674-a of the labor law, as added by chapter 105 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows: § 674-a. Farm laborers wage board. 1. Wage board. The commissioner shall hereby convene a farm laborers wage board. The wage board shall be comprised of three members: one representative of the farm bureau, one representative of the New York State AFL-CIO and one member appointed by the commissioner, who shall be selected from the general public and designated as chairperson. The wage board shall hold its first hearing no later than March first, two thousand twenty. The members of the board shall not receive a salary or other compensation, but shall be paid actual and necessary traveling expenses while engaged in the performance of their duties. 2. Organization. Two-thirds of the members of the board shall consti- tute a quorum. The chairperson may from time to time formulate rules governing the manner in which the wage board shall function and perform its duties under this article. 3. Powers. The wage board shall have power to conduct public hearings. The board [may] SHALL also consult with agricultural employers and farm laborers, and their respective representatives, in the occupation or occupations involved, and with such other persons, including the commis- sioner and the commissioner of agriculture and markets, THE NEW YORK STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, as it shall determine. The board shall also have power to administer oaths and to require by subpoena the attendance and testimony of witnesses, and the production of all books, records, and other evidence relative to any matters under inquiry. Such subpoenas shall be signed and issued by the chairperson of the board and shall be served and have the same effect as if issued out of the supreme court. The board shall have power EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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