senate Bill S3677

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Makes unemployment insurance benefits available to essential federal workers during a federal government shutdown

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to labor
Feb 12, 2019 referred to labor

S3677 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6984
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §591-b, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S350

S3677 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes unemployment insurance benefits available to essential federal workers during a federal government shutdown.

S3677 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3677 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3677

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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 making unemployment insur-
  ance benefits available to essential federal workers during a  federal
  government shutdown

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

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section  591-b  to
read as follows:
  §  591-B. FEDERAL SHUTDOWN; BENEFITS FOR ESSENTIAL FEDERAL WORKERS. 1.
AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM:
  (A) "ESSENTIAL FEDERAL WORKER":
  (I) MEANS AN EMPLOYEE OF A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY WHO  IS  REQUIRED
TO WORK WITHOUT PAY DURING A SHUTDOWN; AND
  (II) IS A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE; AND
  (B)  "SHUTDOWN" MEANS ANY PERIOD IN WHICH THERE IS MORE THAN A TWENTY-
FOUR HOUR LAPSE IN APPROPRIATIONS FOR ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT  AGENCY  OR
FEDERAL DEPARTMENT AS A RESULT OF A FAILURE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO
ENACT A REGULAR APPROPRIATIONS BILL OR CONTINUING RESOLUTION.
  2.  ANY  ESSENTIAL  FEDERAL  WORKER SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
INSURANCE BENEFITS PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE DURING THE PERIOD OF A SHUT-
DOWN. IF A SHUTDOWN ENDS AND AN ESSENTIAL FEDERAL WORKER IS PAID BY  THE
FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT  FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME THE ESSENTIAL FEDERAL WORKER
WORKED WITHOUT PAY DURING THE SHUTDOWN,  THE  ESSENTIAL  FEDERAL  WORKER
SHALL  REIMBURSE  THE  UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO
THE  UNEMPLOYMENT  INSURANCE  BENEFITS  THE  ESSENTIAL  FEDERAL   WORKER
RECEIVED  DURING THE PERIOD OF THE SHUTDOWN. SUCH REIMBURSEMENT OF UNEM-
PLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS BY SUCH ESSENTIAL FEDERAL WORKER SHALL OCCUR
WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE END OF SUCH  SHUTDOWN.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF PASSAGE OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION OR
THE  ISSUANCE  OF  FEDERAL GUIDANCE FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
LABOR OR ANOTHER FEDERAL AGENCY WHICH ALLOWS AN ESSENTIAL FEDERAL WORKER
TO RECEIVE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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