assembly Bill A8419

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the farm laborers fair labor practices act, granting collective bargaining rights, workers' compensation and unemployment benefits to farm laborers

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (14)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 17, 2019 signed chap.105
Jul 16, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1664
substituted for s6578
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.579
rules report cal.579
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 16, 2019 referred to ways and means

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A8419 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6578
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Lab L, generally; amd §225, Pub Health L; amd §§3, 51, 120 & 201, add §110-b, Work Comp L

A8419 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the farm laborers fair labor practices act: grants collective bargaining rights to farm laborers; requires employers of farm laborers to allow at least 24 consecutive hours of rest each week; provides for an 8 hour work day for farm laborers; requires overtime rate at one and one-half times normal rate (view more) makes provisions of unemployment insurance law applicable to farm laborers; provides sanitary code shall apply to all farm and food processing labor camps intended to house migrant workers, regardless of the number of occupants; provides for eligibility of farm laborers for workers' compensation benefits; requires employers of farm laborers to provide such farm laborers with claim forms for workers' compensation claims under certain conditions; requires reporting of injuries to employers of farm laborers.

A8419 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8419

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. NOLAN, BRONSON, D'URSO, LIFTON, MOSLEY, REYES,
  COLTON,  SAYEGH,  PERRY,  SIMON,  RODRIGUEZ,  CRUZ,  GLICK,  DINOWITZ,
  EPSTEIN,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  GOTTFRIED,  GRIFFIN, JAFFEE, FALL, DE LA ROSA,
  PRETLOW, JEAN-PIERRE, ABINANTI, ARROYO, ORTIZ, AUBRY, CRESPO, DeSTEFA-
  NO, O'DONNELL, BLAKE, HEVESI, COOK, RIVERA, WILLIAMS, WRIGHT, RICHARD-
  SON, STECK, FERNANDEZ, L. ROSENTHAL, HYNDMAN, CAHILL, WEPRIN, BENEDET-
  TO, SIMOTAS, CARROLL,  M. G. MILLER,  D. ROSENTHAL,  NIOU,  DenDEKKER,
  LAVINE,  BARRON,  RAMOS,  SEAWRIGHT,  BARNWELL,  LAWRENCE,  RAYNOR  --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ABBATE -- (at request of the Governor)
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the  labor  law,  in  relation  to  granting  collective
  bargaining  rights to farm laborers and allowing farm laborers one day
  of rest each week and including farm laborers  within  the  provisions
  pertaining  to  overtime  compensation  and unemployment insurance; to
  amend the public health law, in relation to  the  application  of  the
  sanitary  code to all farm and food processing labor camps for migrant
  workers; to amend the workers' compensation law, in  relation  to  the
  eligibility  of  farm  laborers for workers' compensation benefits and
  the provision of claim forms to farm laborers injured in the course of
  employment and in relation to service as farm laborers; to  amend  the
  labor  law,  in relation to labor on a farm and regulating the employ-
  ment of certain  employees  whose  earning  capacity  is  affected  or
  impaired  by  youth or age; and to amend the labor law, in relation to
  unfair labor practices, impasse resolution procedures and the  conven-
  ing of a farm laborers wage board

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  the  "farm
laborers fair labor practices act".
  §  2.  Legislative  findings and intent. 1. The legislature finds that
agriculture is one of New York's leading and most important  industries,

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.