senate Bill S8179

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing relief for business owners and employers affected by COVID-19

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Commerce, Economic Development And Small Business Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 13, 2020 referred to commerce, economic development and small business

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S8179 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Commerce, Economic Development And Small Business
Law Section:
Business Corporation
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4163

S8179 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides relief for business owners and employers affected by COVID-19.

S8179 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8179 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8179

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BORRELLO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
  opment and Small Business

AN ACT in relation to providing relief for business owners and employers
  affected by COVID-19

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law or regulation  to  the
contrary,  if as a result of a mandatory or precautionary order of quar-
antine or isolation issued through an executive order from the  governor
or  by  the  state of New York, the department of health, local board of
health, or any governmental entity duly authorized to issue  such  order
due  to  COVID-19,  businesses  are  forced to terminate employees which
leads to increased unemployment rates for businesses in conjunction with
increased unemployment claims, any  small  business  who  is  forced  to
terminate an employee or employees shall be exempt from any unemployment
insurance  rate  increases.  Such  exemption from unemployment insurance
rate increases shall be for a period of one year from the date  that  an
executive  order  or  law is issued or passed allowing for businesses to
return to full staff and full hours of operation.  For purposes of  this
act,  "small  business"  shall mean a business which is resident in this
state, independently owned and operated  and  who  employs  one  hundred
full-time equivalent employees or less.
  § 2. For the duration of any mandatory or precautionary order of quar-
antine  or isolation issued through an executive order from the governor
or by the state of New York, the department of health,  local  board  of
health,  or  any governmental entity duly authorized to issue such order
due to COVID-19 and for no less than one year after such order of  quar-
antine  or  isolation  has  been  lifted,  internet-based  food delivery
service providers shall be prohibited from increasing service and deliv-
ery fees charged to customers at any level higher than what such provid-
ers had contracted for on or before March 1, 2020. For purposes of  this
act,  "internet-based  food  delivery  service  provider" shall mean any
third-party platform which provides online and mobile food ordering  and

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

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