senate Bill S4162A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting discrimination against police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians injured in the line of duty

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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
Jul 31, 2019 print number 4162a
Jul 31, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to labor
Mar 01, 2019 referred to labor

Co-Sponsors

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S4162 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §215-d, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9033

S4162 - Summary

Relates to prohibiting discrimination against police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians injured in the line of duty; prohibits the city of New York and the NYC police and fire departments from penalizing members injured in the line of duty in any manner including transfer, denial of promotion, dismissal or any other actions related to a member's medical leave.

S4162 - Sponsor Memo

S4162 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4162

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 prohibiting discrimination
  against  certain  police officers and firefighters for injuries in the
  line of duty

  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 215-d to
read as follows:
  § 215-D. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CERTAIN POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHT-
ERS FOR LINE OF  DUTY  INJURIES.  1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANYTHING  TO  THE
CONTRARY IN ANY OTHER LAW, RULE OR REGULATION, THE CITY OF NEW YORK, THE
NEW  YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF NEW
YORK, AND THOSE ENTITIES' AUTHORIZED AGENTS, SHALL NOT,  IN  ANY  MANNER
PENALIZE  OR  THREATEN  TO PENALIZE, EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIEDLY, A UNIFORMED
MEMBER OR MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE  DEPARTMENT  OR  THE  FIRE
DEPARTMENT  OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, AS TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN A MANNER,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A TRANSFER,  REASSIGNMENT,  A  SCHEDULING
CHANGE, AN ADVERSE EVALUATION, A CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL, THE DENIAL OF A
PROMOTION,  THE  DENIAL OF OVERTIME, PLACEMENT IN OR CONTINUATION OF ANY
PROGRAM INTENDED TO MONITOR A MEMBER'S  PERFORMANCE  OR  SICK  LEAVE  OR
MEDICAL  LEAVE  STATUS,  DENIAL  OF  ANY OTHER DISCRETIONARY BENEFIT, OR
DENIAL, SUSPENSION OR CANCELLATION OF ANY PROGRAM OR  BENEFIT  AVAILABLE
TO  A MEMBER OR MEMBERS PURSUANT TO A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT OR
OTHER AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF NEW YORK OR ITS  MUNICIPAL  AGENCIES
AND A CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, BASED IN WHOLE OR IN PART ON SUCH
MEMBERS' ILLNESS OR INJURY INCURRED IN THE LINE OF DUTY, OR DUTY STATUS,
SICK  LEAVE  STATUS,  MEDICAL  LEAVE STATUS, OR NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES OR
DURATION OF SICK LEAVE OR MEDICAL LEAVE,  RELATING  TO  ANY  ILLNESS  OR
INJURY INCURRED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10032-01-9

Co-Sponsors

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S4162A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §215-d, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9033

S4162A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting discrimination against police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians injured in the line of duty; prohibits the city of New York and the NYC police and fire departments from penalizing members injured in the line of duty in any manner including transfer, denial of promotion, dismissal or any other actions related to a member's medical leave.

S4162A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4162A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4162--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GOUNARDES, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, KAMINSKY, KAPLAN, SAVI-
  NO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
  to  the  Committee  on  Labor  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to prohibiting discrimination
  against certain police officers, firefighters  and  emergency  medical
  technicians for injuries in the line of duty

  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  215-d  to
read as follows:
  §  215-D. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CERTAIN POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS
AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS FOR LINE OF DUTY INJURIES. 1. AS  USED
IN  THIS  SECTION  "EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  TECHNICIAN"  SHALL MEAN A PERSON
EMPLOYED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN A TITLE WHOSE
DUTIES ARE THOSE OF AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN OR ADVANCED EMERGEN-
CY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, AS THOSE TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION THREE THOU-
SAND ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, OR WHOSE DUTIES  REQUIRE  THE  DIRECT
SUPERVISION  OF  SUCH  EMPLOYEES  WHOSE DUTIES ARE THOSE OF AN EMERGENCY
MEDICAL TECHNICIAN OR ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN ANY OTHER LAW, RULE  OR
REGULATION,  THE  CITY OF NEW YORK, THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT,
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, AND THOSE ENTITIES' AUTHOR-
IZED AGENTS, SHALL NOT, IN ANY MANNER PENALIZE OR THREATEN TO  PENALIZE,
EXPRESSLY  OR  IMPLIEDLY,  A UNIFORMED MEMBER OR MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK
CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT OR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF  NEW  YORK,
INCLUDING  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  TECHNICIANS,  AS TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN A
MANNER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A TRANSFER, REASSIGNMENT, A SCHE-
DULING CHANGE, AN ADVERSE  EVALUATION,  A  CONSTRUCTIVE  DISMISSAL,  THE
DENIAL OF A PROMOTION, THE DENIAL OF OVERTIME, PLACEMENT IN OR CONTINUA-
TION  OF  ANY PROGRAM INTENDED TO MONITOR A MEMBER'S PERFORMANCE OR SICK

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

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