senate Bill S8184B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes tiers of essential employees during a state of emergency

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 08, 2020 print number 8184b
Jul 08, 2020 amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Apr 24, 2020 print number 8184a
Apr 24, 2020 amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Apr 13, 2020 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Co-Sponsors

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S8184 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10430
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §29-l, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S2770, A1971

S8184 - Summary

Establishes tiers of essential employees during a state of emergency and designates categories of employees in each tier.

S8184 - Sponsor Memo

S8184 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8184

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing tiers  of
  essential employees during a state of emergency

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  section  29-l
to read as follows:
  §  29-L.  TIERS  OF  ESSENTIAL WORKERS. DURING PERIODS WHEN A FEDERAL,
STATE, OR LOCAL STATE  OF  EMERGENCY  HAS  BEEN  DECLARED,  THE  PERSONS
EMPLOYED  IN THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS SHALL BE DEEMED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL
IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER AND SHALL BE  ENTITLED  TO  FEDERAL,  STATE  AND
LOCAL  MANDATED  ASSISTANCE, BENEFITS AND PROTECTIONS THAT MAINTAIN SUCH
EMPLOYEES POSITIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CHILD  CARE,  MEDICAL
SUPPLIES AND/OR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
  1. TIER I. ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING:
  (A)  HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL NEEDED FOR DIRECT CARE AND CRITICAL ADMINIS-
TRATIVE STAFF OF THE PERSONNEL NEEDED FOR DIRECT CARE, INCLUDING:
  (I) FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME LONG-TERM FACILITY  PERSONNEL,  INCLUDING,
BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  PERSONNEL  WORKING IN GROUP HOMES AND SUPPORTIVE
HOUSING SETTINGS, RESIDENTIAL  HOMES,  NURSING  HOMES,  AND  RESIDENTIAL
MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER, PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT RESIDEN-
TIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES;
  (II) FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME POST-ACUTE CARE PERSONNEL, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT  LIMITED  TO,  PERSONNEL  WORKING IN LONG-TERM HOSPITALS, IN-PATIENT
REHABILITATION, HOME HEALTH CARE, AND SKILLED NURSES;
  (III) HOME HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS;
  (IV) PERSONNEL WORKING IN ADULT, ADOLESCENT AND PEDIATRIC  RESIDENTIAL
MENTAL  HEALTH,  BEHAVIORAL  HEALTH  OR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT
FACILITIES, INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT  SERVICES,  EMERGENCY  SHEL-
TERS,  HEALTH  CARE  FOR  THE  HOMELESS  PROVIDERS, AND HOMELESS DROP-IN
CENTERS;

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8184A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10430
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §29-l, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S2770, A1971

S8184A - Summary

Establishes tiers of essential employees during a state of emergency and designates categories of employees in each tier.

S8184A - Sponsor Memo

S8184A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8184--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RAMOS, BENJAMIN, CARLUCCI, JACKSON, MAY, METZGER,
  MYRIE, RIVERA, SALAZAR -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing tiers of
  essential employees during a state of emergency

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

  Section  1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new section 29-l
to read as follows:
  § 29-L. TIERS OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS. DURING  PERIODS  WHEN  A  FEDERAL,
STATE,  OR  LOCAL  STATE  OF  EMERGENCY  HAS  BEEN DECLARED, THE PERSONS
EMPLOYED IN THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS SHALL BE DEEMED ESSENTIAL  PERSONNEL
IN  THE  FOLLOWING  MANNER  AND  SHALL BE ENTITLED TO FEDERAL, STATE AND
LOCAL MANDATED ASSISTANCE, BENEFITS AND PROTECTIONS THAT  MAINTAIN  SUCH
EMPLOYEES  POSITIONS  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CHILD CARE, MEDICAL
SUPPLIES AND/OR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
  1. TIER I. ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING:
  (A) HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL NEEDED FOR DIRECT CARE AND CRITICAL  ADMINIS-
TRATIVE STAFF OF THE PERSONNEL NEEDED FOR DIRECT CARE, INCLUDING:
  (I)  FULL-TIME  AND PART-TIME LONG-TERM FACILITY PERSONNEL, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONNEL WORKING  IN  GROUP  HOMES  AND  SUPPORTIVE
HOUSING  SETTINGS,  RESIDENTIAL  HOMES,  NURSING  HOMES, AND RESIDENTIAL
MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER, PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT RESIDEN-
TIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES;
  (II) FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME POST-ACUTE CARE PERSONNEL, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONNEL WORKING  IN  LONG-TERM  HOSPITALS,  IN-PATIENT
REHABILITATION, HOME HEALTH CARE, AND SKILLED NURSES;
  (III) HOME HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS;
  (IV)  PERSONNEL WORKING IN ADULT, ADOLESCENT AND PEDIATRIC RESIDENTIAL
MENTAL HEALTH, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OR  SUBSTANCE  USE  DISORDER  TREATMENT
FACILITIES,  INTENSIVE  RESIDENTIAL  TREATMENT SERVICES, EMERGENCY SHEL-

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8184B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10430
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §29-l, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S2770, A1971

S8184B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes tiers of essential employees during a state of emergency and designates categories of employees in each tier.

S8184B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8184B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8184--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RAMOS, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, CARLUCCI, GOUNARDES, HOYL-
  MAN, JACKSON, KENNEDY, MAY, METZGER, MONTGOMERY, MYRIE, RIVERA,  SALA-
  ZAR  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be commit-
  ted to the Committee  on  Veterans,  Homeland  Security  and  Military
  Affairs  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing tiers  of
  essential employees during a state of emergency

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  section  29-l
to read as follows:
  §  29-L.  TIERS  OF  ESSENTIAL WORKERS. DURING PERIODS WHEN A FEDERAL,
STATE, OR LOCAL STATE  OF  EMERGENCY  HAS  BEEN  DECLARED,  THE  PERSONS
EMPLOYED IN THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS AND FIELDS, INCLUDING ANY FOR-PROFIT
OR  NON-PROFIT,  SHALL  BE  DEEMED  ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL IN THE FOLLOWING
MANNER AND SHALL BE  ENTITLED  TO  FEDERAL,  STATE  AND  LOCAL  MANDATED
ASSISTANCE,  BENEFITS AND PROTECTIONS THAT MAINTAIN SUCH EMPLOYEES POSI-
TIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CHILD CARE,  JOB  PROTECTION  WHERE
WORKERS CANNOT BE FIRED WHEN NOT ATTENDING WORK DUE TO THE LACK OF SAFE-
TY  PRECAUTIONS PROVIDED OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES RELATED TO THE EMERGENCY
DECLARATION, MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND/OR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
  1. TIER I. EMERGENCY HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONDERS, INCLUDING:
  (A) HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL NEEDED FOR DIRECT CARE, RESEARCH AND LABORA-
TORY SERVICES AND CRITICAL ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF OF THE PERSONNEL  NEEDED
FOR DIRECT CARE, INCLUDING:
  (I)  FULL-TIME  AND PART-TIME LONG-TERM FACILITY PERSONNEL, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONNEL WORKING  IN  GROUP  HOMES  AND  SUPPORTIVE
HOUSING  SETTINGS,  RESIDENTIAL  HOMES,  NURSING  HOMES, AND RESIDENTIAL
MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER, PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT RESIDEN-
TIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES;
  (II) FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME POST-ACUTE CARE PERSONNEL, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONNEL WORKING  IN  LONG-TERM  HOSPITALS,  IN-PATIENT
REHABILITATION, HOME HEALTH CARE, AND SKILLED NURSES;

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