senate Bill S8617A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires public employers to adopt a plan for operations in the event of a declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 07, 2020 approval memo.7
signed chap.168
delivered to governor
Jul 23, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.349
substituted for a10832
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jul 22, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.930
Jul 21, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jul 17, 2020 print number 8617b
Jul 17, 2020 amend and recommit to labor
Jul 15, 2020 print number 8617a
Jul 15, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to labor
Jul 13, 2020 committee discharged and committed to labor
Jun 22, 2020 referred to rules

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8617B
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 21, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S8617B
19
1
committee
19
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Labor committee Vote

S8617A
9
1
committee
9
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Labor Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

nay (1)
aye wr (3)

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S8617 - Details

Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-c, amd §27-a, Lab L; amd §2801-a, Ed L

S8617 - Summary

Requires public employers to adopt a plan for operations in the event of a declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease which shall include identification of essential personnel, needed personal protective equipment, staggering work shifts and providing necessary technology for telecommuting.

S8617 - Sponsor Memo

S8617 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8617
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 22, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN  ACT requiring public employers to adopt a plan for operations in the
   event of a declared public health emergency involving  a  communicable
   disease
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this act:
   1. "Personal protective equipment" shall mean all  equipment  worn  to
 minimize  exposure  to  hazards,  including gloves, masks, face shields,
 foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices,  respirators,  hard
 hats, and disposable gowns and aprons.
   2. "Public employer" or "employer" shall mean the state of New York, a
 county,  city, town, village or any other political subdivision or civil
 division of the state, a public authority, commission or public  benefit
 corporation, or any other public corporation, agency, instrumentality or
 unit  of government which exercises governmental power under the laws of
 this state.
   3. "Contractor" shall mean an individual performing services as  party
 to  a  contract  awarded  by  the  state of New York or any other public
 employer defined in subdivision two of this section.
   4. "Essential" shall refer to a designation made that a public employ-
 ee or contractor is required to be physically present at a work site  to
 perform his or her job.
   5.  "Non-essential"  shall  refer  to a designation made that a public
 employee or contractor is not required to be  physically  present  at  a
 work site to perform his or her job.
   6.  "Communicable  disease"  shall mean an illness caused by an infec-
 tious agent or its toxins that occurs through  the  direct  or  indirect
 transmission  of  the  infectious agent or its products from an infected
 individual or via an animal, vector or the inanimate  environment  to  a
 susceptible animal or human host.
   §  2.  Each  public  employer in the state of New York shall prepare a
 plan for the continuation of operations in the event that  the  governor

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

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S8617A - Details

Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-c, amd §27-a, Lab L; amd §2801-a, Ed L

S8617A - Summary

Requires public employers to adopt a plan for operations in the event of a declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease which shall include identification of essential personnel, needed personal protective equipment, staggering work shifts and providing necessary technology for telecommuting.

S8617A - Sponsor Memo

S8617A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8617--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 22, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, LIU, MYRIE, RAMOS -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
   on Rules -- committee  discharged  and  said  bill  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 requiring public employers
   to adopt a plan for operations in  the  event  of  a  declared  public
   health  emergency  involving  a communicable disease; and to amend the
   education law, in relation to certain protocols for  responding  to  a
   declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new  section  27-c  to
 read as follows:
   §  27-C.  DUTY  OF  PUBLIC EMPLOYERS TO DEVELOP OPERATION PLANS IN THE
 EVENT OF CERTAIN DECLARED PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES.  1.    DEFINITIONS.
 FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   A.  "PERSONAL  PROTECTIVE  EQUIPMENT" SHALL MEAN ALL EQUIPMENT WORN TO
 MINIMIZE EXPOSURE TO HAZARDS, INCLUDING  GLOVES,  MASKS,  FACE  SHIELDS,
 FOOT  AND  EYE PROTECTION, PROTECTIVE HEARING DEVICES, RESPIRATORS, HARD
 HATS, AND DISPOSABLE GOWNS AND APRONS.
   B. "PUBLIC EMPLOYER" OR "EMPLOYER" SHALL MEAN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, A
 COUNTY, CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE OR ANY OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR  CIVIL
 DIVISION  OF THE STATE, A PUBLIC AUTHORITY, COMMISSION OR PUBLIC BENEFIT
 CORPORATION, OR ANY OTHER PUBLIC CORPORATION, AGENCY, INSTRUMENTALITY OR
 UNIT OF GOVERNMENT WHICH EXERCISES GOVERNMENTAL POWER UNDER THE LAWS  OF
 THIS  STATE,  PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT INCLUDE
 ANY EMPLOYER AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED  ONE-A  OF  THE
 EDUCATION LAW.
   C.  "CONTRACTOR" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL PERFORMING SERVICES AS PARTY
 TO A CONTRACT AWARDED BY THE STATE OF  NEW  YORK  OR  ANY  OTHER  PUBLIC
 EMPLOYER DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD16049-09-0

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S8617B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-c, amd §27-a, Lab L; amd §2801-a, Ed L

S8617B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires public employers to adopt a plan for operations in the event of a declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease which shall include identification of essential personnel, needed personal protective equipment, staggering work shifts and providing necessary technology for telecommuting.

S8617B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8617B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8617--B
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 22, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  GOUNARDES,  BAILEY, HOYLMAN, LIU, MYRIE, RAMOS --
   read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
   the Committee on Rules -- committee discharged and said bill committed
   to  the  Committee  on  Labor  --  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 labor law, in relation to requiring public employers
   to adopt a plan for operations in  the  event  of  a  declared  public
   health  emergency  involving  a communicable disease; and to amend the
   education law, in relation to certain protocols for  responding  to  a
   declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new  section  27-c  to
 read as follows:
   §  27-C.  DUTY  OF  PUBLIC EMPLOYERS TO DEVELOP OPERATION PLANS IN THE
 EVENT OF CERTAIN DECLARED PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES.  1.    DEFINITIONS.
 FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   A.  "PERSONAL  PROTECTIVE  EQUIPMENT" SHALL MEAN ALL EQUIPMENT WORN TO
 MINIMIZE EXPOSURE TO HAZARDS, INCLUDING  GLOVES,  MASKS,  FACE  SHIELDS,
 FOOT  AND  EYE PROTECTION, PROTECTIVE HEARING DEVICES, RESPIRATORS, HARD
 HATS, AND DISPOSABLE GOWNS AND APRONS.
   B. "PUBLIC EMPLOYER" OR "EMPLOYER" SHALL MEAN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, A
 COUNTY, CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE OR ANY OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR  CIVIL
 DIVISION  OF THE STATE, A PUBLIC AUTHORITY, COMMISSION OR PUBLIC BENEFIT
 CORPORATION, OR ANY OTHER PUBLIC CORPORATION, AGENCY, INSTRUMENTALITY OR
 UNIT OF GOVERNMENT WHICH EXERCISES GOVERNMENTAL POWER UNDER THE LAWS  OF
 THIS  STATE,  PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT INCLUDE
 ANY EMPLOYER AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED  ONE-A  OF  THE
 EDUCATION LAW.
   C.  "CONTRACTOR" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL PERFORMING SERVICES AS PARTY
 TO A CONTRACT AWARDED BY THE STATE OF  NEW  YORK  OR  ANY  OTHER  PUBLIC
 EMPLOYER DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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