senate Bill S7210

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the direct deposit of workers' compensation benefits

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Jan 10, 2020 referred to labor

S7210 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7579
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §25, Work Comp L

S7210 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires an injured worker or person entitled to a death benefit to be provided with the option to have the compensation payment made through direct deposit, and requires such person be given notice of such option and the forms necessary to enroll.

S7210 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7210 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7210

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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 the direct
  deposit of benefits

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  9 of section 25 of the workers' compensation
law, as added by chapter 638 of the  laws  of  2004,  paragraph  (a)  as
amended  by  chapter  70  of  the  laws  of  2005, is amended to read as
follows:
  9. Direct deposit. (a) Compensation payments or any portion of compen-
sation payments [may] SHALL be allowed, upon the written request from an
injured worker or a person entitled to a death benefit provided by  this
chapter,  to  be  deposited  directly  in  a  bank for any purpose to an
account in the name of such injured worker or person entitled to a death
benefit, on forms provided by the board, and duly  filed  in  accordance
with  such  regulations[, provided that an injured worker's employer, if
such employer is an authorized self insured employer, or otherwise  such
employer's  insurance  carrier, has elected to permit the direct deposit
of such compensation payments].  EACH PERSON ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE PAYMENT
OF COMPENSATION OR A DEATH BENEFIT UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE  NOTIFIED
OF  THE  OPTION  TO  RECEIVE SUCH PAYMENT IN THE FORM OF DIRECT DEPOSIT,
SUCH NOTICE TO BE PROMULGATED BY THE BOARD. SUCH ELIGIBLE  PERSON  SHALL
ALSO  BE PROVIDED THE FORMS NECESSARY TO ENROLL IN DIRECT DEPOSIT PURSU-
ANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH AT THE SAME TIME AS NOTICE IS  GIVEN  PURSUANT  TO
THIS PARAGRAPH.
  (b)  The board is hereby authorized to promulgate reasonable rules and
regulations, as may be necessary, to administer the  direct  deposit  of
injured  worker's  compensation  payments. In regard to the deposit of a
portion of an injured worker's compensation  payment,  such  regulations
SHALL  PERMIT  THE  DEPOSIT  OF  A  PAYMENT TO BE SPLIT BETWEEN MULTIPLE
ACCOUNTS BY EITHER A DOLLAR AMOUNT OR EXACT PERCENTAGE, PROVIDED, HOWEV-
ER, SUCH REGULATIONS may establish a minimum dollar amount and may limit
the maximum number of partial deposits allowed.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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