|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 02, 2020||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 27, 2020||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 26, 2020||1st report cal.502|
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to civil service and pensions|
|Nov 08, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6835
Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6835 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6835 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6835 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to permitting employ- ees of the state to be excused from work to donate blood PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to encourage greater participation in blood drives and increase the pool of actual blood donors by providing time off for donation. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: State employees, at the discretion of the employees' appointing authori- ty, may take time off for the purpose of donating blood. They may take up to four hours per donation. The appointing authority may require that the employee provide written substantiation from the donation center that he/she actually donated blood during the excused absence.
S6835 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6835 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E November 8, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to permitting employ- ees of the state to be excused from work to donate blood THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The civil service law is amended by adding a new section 159-d to read as follows: § 159-D. EXCUSED LEAVE TO DONATE BLOOD. 1. EVERY PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THIS STATE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO ABSENT HIMSELF OR HERSELF AND SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM HIS OR HER DUTIES OR SERVICE AS SUCH PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THIS STATE, FOR A SUFFI- CIENT PERIOD OF TIME, NOT TO EXCEED FOUR HOURS ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, TO DONATE BLOOD. 2. A SUPERVISOR OF ANY SUCH PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE MAY REQUIRE THE PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE TO PROVIDE WRITTEN SUBSTANTIATION FROM A DONATION CENTER OR ENTITY COORDINATING DONATIONS THAT THE PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE ACTUALLY DONATED BLOOD DURING THE EXCUSED ABSENCE. 3. THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE EXCUSED LEAVE AND SHALL NOT BE CHARGED AGAINST ANY OTHER LEAVE SUCH PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THIS STATE IS OTHERWISE ENTITLED TO. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00747-01-9
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