senate Bill S5443

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the reimbursement of employment-related transportation expenses incurred due to the physical injuries sustained as a direct result of a crime

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2019 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.683
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 07, 2019 referred to finance
May 01, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5443
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 7, 2019 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S5443
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 7, 2019

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S5443 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§621 & 631, Exec L

S5443 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the reimbursement of employment-related transportation expenses incurred due to the physical injuries sustained as a direct result of a crime.

S5443 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5443 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5443

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PERSAUD  --  (at  request  of the Office of Victim
  Services) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction

AN  ACT AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the reimburse-
  ment of employment-related transportation expenses  necessary  as  the
  result of a crime

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

  Section 1. Section 621 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 25 to read as follows:
  25. "EMPLOYMENT-RELATED TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES" SHALL MEAN THE  COSTS
IN  EXCESS  OF  THOSE  NORMALLY  EXPENDED BY A VICTIM TO GET TO AND FROM
THEIR PLACES OF  EMPLOYMENT,  DUE  TO  THE  PERSONAL  PHYSICAL  INJURIES
SUSTAINED AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE CRIME UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED.
IF  REQUIRED  BY LAW, SUCH PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT SHALL BE REPORTED TO THE
APPROPRIATE TAXING AUTHORITY. SUCH COSTS SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE PURCHASE,
LEASE OR RENTAL OF A VEHICLE.
  § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 631 of the executive law, as amended  by
chapter 494 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  Any  award made pursuant to this article shall be in an amount not
exceeding  out-of-pocket  expenses,  including  indebtedness  reasonably
incurred  for  medical  or  other  services necessary as a result of the
injury upon which the claim  is  based;  loss  of  earnings  or  support
resulting  from  such injury not to exceed thirty thousand dollars; loss
of savings not to exceed thirty thousand dollars;  burial  expenses  not
exceeding six thousand dollars of a victim who died on or after November
first,  nineteen  ninety-six as a direct result of a crime; the costs of
crime scene cleanup and securing of a crime scene not exceeding  twenty-
five hundred dollars; reasonable relocation expenses not exceeding twen-
ty-five  hundred  dollars;  REASONABLE EMPLOYMENT-RELATED TRANSPORTATION
EXPENSES, NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS and the unreimbursed

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

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