senate Bill S8266

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Includes exposure to novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as an occupational disease

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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May 01, 2020 referred to labor

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S8266 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10401
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3, Work Comp L

S8266 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes exposure to novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as an occupational disease for which compensation shall be payable for disabilities sustained or death incurred by an employee.

S8266 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8266 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8266

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RAMOS, GOUNARDES -- 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  including
  exposure to novel coronavirus, COVID-19 as an occupational disease

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 30 of subdivision 2 of section 3 of the  workers'
compensation  law  is  renumbered paragraph 31 and a new paragraph 30 is
added to read as follows:
30. NOVEL CORONAVIRUS,   30. ANY AND ALL WORK THAT CAUSES WORKERS TO
COVID-19 EXPOSURE.       BE IN CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC, PATIENTS,
                         INMATES, RESIDENTS, PAROLEES,
                         CLIENTS, STUDENTS, CUSTOMERS,
                         DINERS, PERSONS IN THE
                         CUSTODY OF THE STATE OR ANY
                         OF ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS,
                         OR TRAVELERS DURING AN OUTBREAK OF THE NOVEL
                         CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19; OR ANY
                         AND ALL WORK THAT COULD
                         EXPOSE WORKERS TO NOVEL
                         CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, WHICH
                         SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
                         WORK IN A HOSPITAL,
                         MEDICAL FACILITY, LABORATORY,
                         MEDICAL OFFICE, NURSING
                         HOME, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY,
                         MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY, SOCIAL
                         SERVICES FACILITY, AIRPORT,
                         BUS STATION, TRAIN STATION,
                         SUBWAY STATION, PARK, RESTAURANT,
                         CAFETERIA, RETAIL
                         FACILITY, AIRPLANE, BUS, TRAIN,
                         SUBWAY, UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE,
                         SCHOOL, DAYCARE FACILITY,

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

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