senate Bill S3911

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes an authorized absence from work for certain emergency services volunteers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to labor
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2019 1st report cal.1114
Feb 21, 2019 referred to labor

Votes

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May 30, 2019 - Labor committee Vote

S3911
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committee
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Labor Committee Vote: May 30, 2019

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S3911 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2602
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §202-n, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4282
2011-2012: A3583
2013-2014: A2156
2015-2016: A1916
2017-2018: S6831, A1467

S3911 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits an employer from terminating an employee who is also a volunteer firefighter or an enrolled member of a volunteer ambulance service when such employee misses or is late to work because of an emergency to which the employee was dispatched.

S3911 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3911 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3911

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  JACOBS -- 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 job protection  for  emer-
  gency service volunteers

  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  202-n  to
read as follows:
  §  202-N. AUTHORIZED ABSENCE. 1. IF AN EMPLOYEE IS ABSENT FROM OR LATE
TO HIS OR HER EMPLOYMENT IN ORDER TO RESPOND TO AN  EMERGENCY  PRIOR  TO
THE  TIME  THE EMPLOYEE IS TO REPORT TO HIS OR HER EMPLOYMENT DUE TO HIS
OR HER ENGAGING IN THE ACTUAL PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS (A)  A
VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER,  OR  (B) AN ENROLLED MEMBER OF A VOLUNTEER AMBU-
LANCE SERVICE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY OF THE PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW,  AN
EMPLOYER SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM TERMINATING SUCH EMPLOYEE ON THE BASIS
OF SUCH ABSENCE OR LATENESS.
  2.  THE  ENTIRE  PERIOD  OF THE AUTHORIZED ABSENCE GRANTED PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION MAY BE CHARGED AGAINST ANY OTHER  LEAVE  SUCH  EMPLOYEE  IS
OTHERWISE  ENTITLED TO, AND SUCH AUTHORIZED ABSENCE SHALL INCLUDE TRAVEL
BOTH TO AND FROM SUCH DUTIES PERFORMED IN  HIS  OR  HER  CAPACITY  AS  A
VOLUNTEER.  AT  THE  EMPLOYER'S  REQUEST,  THE EMPLOYEE MUST PROVIDE THE
EMPLOYER WITH A STATEMENT FROM THE HEAD OF THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER  OR
VOLUNTEER   AMBULANCE  SERVICE,  AS  APPLICABLE,  STATING  THE  EMPLOYEE
RESPONDED TO AN EMERGENCY AND THE TIME OF SUCH RESPONSE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02843-01-9

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