senate Bill S8275A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to suspending the forfeiture of unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 state of emergency

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2020 signed chap.97
Jun 05, 2020 delivered to governor
May 28, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.35
substituted for a10348a
May 27, 2020 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.654
May 26, 2020 reported and committed to rules
May 24, 2020 print number 8275a
May 24, 2020 amend and recommit to labor
May 01, 2020 referred to labor

Co-Sponsors

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S8275 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10348
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §594, Lab L

S8275 - Summary

Suspends the forfeiture of unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

S8275 - Sponsor Memo

S8275 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8275

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to suspending the  forfeiture
  of unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 state of emergency

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

  Section 1. Section 594 of the labor law is amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  (1-A)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  TEMPORARILY  SUSPEND THE REDUCTION OF
BENEFITS THROUGH FORFEITURE UNDER THIS SECTION DURING THE PERIOD OF  THE
COVID-19  EMERGENCY  DECLARATION.  A  CLAIMANT  WHO HAS FILED A PREVIOUS
CLAIM WHICH THE DEPARTMENT DETERMINED CONTAINED A WILLFUL  FALSE  STATE-
MENT  OR  REPRESENTATION  RESULTING  IN  THE  IMPOSITION OF FORFEIT DAYS
AGAINST THEM SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO  RECEIVE  BENEFITS  UNDER  THIS  TITLE
DURING  THE  COVID-19 EMERGENCY, IF OTHERWISE ENTITLED TO SUCH BENEFITS;
PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT SUCH CLAIMANT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THE  REFUND
AND  PENALTIES  REQUIRED  UNDER THIS SECTION AT THE END OF THE EMERGENCY
PERIOD AND ANY FORFEITURE SHALL  BE  REINSTATED.  THE  TWO  YEAR  PERIOD
PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE TOLLED DURING THE
TIME  THAT  THE  FORFEITURE OF BENEFITS IS SUSPENDED UNDER THIS SUBDIVI-
SION. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "COVID-19 EMERGENCY
DECLARATION" SHALL MEAN THE STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY  DECLARED  FOR  THE
ENTIRE  STATE  BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER TWO HUNDRED TWO AND ANY FURTHER
AMENDMENTS OR MODIFICATIONS, AND AS MAY BE FURTHER EXTENDED PURSUANT  TO
SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that
this act shall be subject to the expiration of the state disaster  emer-
gency  declared  for  the entire state by executive order number 202 and
any further amendments or modifications, and as may be further  extended
pursuant  to  section  28  of  the executive law, and shall be deemed to
expire and be repealed therewith; provided, further,  that  the  commis-
sioner  of  labor  shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission
upon the occurrence of the expiration of the  state  disaster  emergency
declared  by  executive  order  number 202 and any further amendments or

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8275A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10348
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §594, Lab L

S8275A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Suspends the forfeiture of unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

S8275A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8275A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8275--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MARTINEZ, BAILEY, BROOKS, COMRIE, GOUNARDES, HOYL-
  MAN, JACKSON, KRUEGER, MAY, METZGER, RAMOS, RIVERA -- read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Labor -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to suspending the forfeiture
  of unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 state of emergency

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

  Section  1.  Section  594  of the labor law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  (6) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF  THIS  SECTION,  THROUGHOUT  THE
DURATION  OF  THE  STATE  DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER
NUMBER TWO HUNDRED TWO AND ANY FURTHER AMENDMENTS OR MODIFICATIONS THER-
ETO, THE PENALTIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISIONS ONE, TWO, AND  THREE
OF  THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE APPLICABLE TO CLAIMANTS OTHERWISE ENTITLED
TO RECEIVE BENEFITS UNDER THIS ARTICLE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  to
have  been in full force and effect on and after May 11, 2020, provided,
however, that this act shall be subject to the expiration of  the  state
disaster  emergency  declared  for  the  entire state by executive order
number 202 and any further amendments or modifications, and  as  may  be
further  extended pursuant to section 28 of the executive law, and shall
be deemed to expire and be repealed therewith; provided,  further,  that
the  commissioner  of  labor  shall notify the legislative bill drafting
commission upon the occurrence of the expiration of the  state  disaster
emergency  declared by executive order number 202 and any further amend-
ments or modifications, and as  may  be  further  extended  pursuant  to
section  28 of the executive law, in order that the commission may main-
tain an accurate and timely effective data base of the official text  of
the  laws  of  the  state of New York in furtherance of effectuating the
provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of  the
public officers law.

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

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