assembly Bill A8197

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides an insurance premium reduction for landscape businesses whose employees complete a safety course for the landscape industry

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to labor
Jun 07, 2019 referred to labor

A8197 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5331
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A6415, S381

A8197 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides an insurance premium reduction for landscape businesses whose employees complete a safety course for the landscape industry.

A8197 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8197

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. STIRPE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Labor

AN  ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to providing
  an insurance premium reduction for landscape businesses whose  employ-
  ees complete a safety course for the landscape industry

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

  Section 1. The workers' compensation law is amended by  adding  a  new
section 138 to read as follows:
  §  138.  OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION COURSE; PREMIUM
REDUCTION. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE  TERM  "LANDSCAPE  BUSI-
NESS" SHALL MEAN A BUSINESS WHOSE PRIMARY CONCERN INVOLVES THE MODIFICA-
TION  OF THE VISIBLE FEATURES OF AN AREA OF LAND, AND SHALL INCLUDE, BUT
NOT BE LIMITED TO, LAWN CARE, GARDENING AND THE REMOVAL  OR  PRUNING  OF
TREES.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY
INSURER DOING BUSINESS WITHIN THIS STATE  WHO  OFFERS  WORKERS'  COMPEN-
SATION  INSURANCE  TO  LANDSCAPE  BUSINESSES  DOING BUSINESS WITHIN THIS
STATE SHALL PROVIDE A TEN PERCENT REDUCTION IN  ITS  PREMIUMS  FOR  SUCH
INSURANCE  TO  ANY  LANDSCAPE  BUSINESS  THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS SET
FORTH IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
  3. ANY PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED  LIABILITY  COMPANY,  CORPO-
RATION  OR  ANY  OTHER  BUSINESS  ENTITY  SHALL  RECEIVE  A  TEN PERCENT
REDUCTION IN ITS WORKERS' COMPENSATION PREMIUM FOR  ANY  YEAR  IN  WHICH
FIFTY  PERCENT  OR  MORE  OF THE EMPLOYEES OF SUCH BUSINESS SUCCESSFULLY
COMPLETE THE TEN HOUR CONSTRUCTION SAFETY  COURSE  FOR  THE  LANDSCAPING
INDUSTRY  APPROVED BY THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION.
SUCH PREMIUM REDUCTION SHALL BE AVAILABLE ON AN ANNUAL  BASIS.  APPLICA-
TION  FOR  SUCH  PREMIUM  REDUCTION SHALL BE MADE IN A MANNER AND WITH A
STANDARDIZED FORM TO BE DEVELOPED COOPERATIVELY BETWEEN THE  COMMISSION-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11346-01-9