senate Bill S4694

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing paid family leave for bereavement

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to labor
Mar 21, 2019 referred to labor

S4694 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§201, 205 & 217, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8380, A10639
2021-2022: S6032, A2534
2023-2024: S6116, A6605

S4694 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes paid family leave for bereavement beginning in 2021.

S4694 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4694 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to paid fami-
  ly leave and bereavement


  Section  1. Subdivision 15 of section 201 of the workers' compensation
law, as added by section 2 of part SS of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016,
is amended to read as follows:
  15. "Family leave" shall mean any leave  taken  by  an  employee  from
work:    (a)  to  participate  in  providing care, including physical or
psychological care, for a family member of the employee  made  necessary
by a serious health condition of the family member INCLUDING BEREAVEMENT
UPON THE DEATH OF SUCH FAMILY MEMBER; or (b) to bond with the employee's
child  during  the  first  twelve months after the child's birth, or the
first twelve months after the placement of the  child  for  adoption  or
foster care with the employee; or (c) because of any qualifying exigency
as  interpreted  under  the  family  and medical leave act, 29 U.S.C.S §
2612(a)(1)(e) and 29 C.F.R. S.825.126(a)(1)-(8), arising out of the fact
that the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent of the  employee  is
on  active  duty  (or has been notified of an impending call or order to
active duty) in the armed forces of the  United  States;  OR  (D)  LEAVE
  § 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section  205  of  the  workers'
compensation  law, as added by section 6 of part SS of chapter 54 of the
laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
  (b) For any period of family leave  wherein  the  notice  and  medical
certification,  OR DEATH CERTIFICATE, as prescribed by the chair has not
been filed. At the discretion of the chair or chair's designee  pursuant
to section two hundred twenty-one of this article, the family member who

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


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