|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 17, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8800
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8800 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8800 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8800 Revised 7/24/2020 SPONSOR: JORDAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to limiting the civil liabil- ity of employers and employees for the spread or possible transmission of COVID-19 caused by an act or omission while acting in good faith SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides that the act shall be known as the "Get New York Back to Work Act". Section 2 amends the labor law to establish definitions and provides that no individual, business trust, legal representative, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, joint stock company, university, school, not-for-profit, religious organization, or any organized group of such entities shall be liable in any civil action for the spread or possible transmission of COVID-19 caused by an act or omission of such person acting in good faith in the workplace. Addi- tionally, this section provides that such liability protection shall not
S8800 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8800 I N S E N A T E July 17, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. JORDAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to limiting the civil liabil- ity of employers and employees for the spread or possible transmission of COVID-19 caused by an act or omission while acting in good faith THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Get New York Back to Work act". § 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 200-b to read as follows: § 200-B. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "COVERED ENTITY" SHALL MEAN ONE OR MORE INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESS TRUSTS, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES, CORPORATIONS, COMPANIES, ASSOCIATIONS, FIRMS, PARTNERSHIPS, SOCIETIES, JOINT STOCK COMPANIES, UNIVERSITIES, SCHOOLS, NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS OR ANY ORGANIZED GROUP OF SUCH ENTITIES. (B) "GOOD FAITH" SHALL MEAN MAKING REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ACT IN COMPLIANCE WITH (I) APPLICABLE GUIDANCE FROM A FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, TERRITORIAL OR TRIBAL PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITY; OR (II) APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL OR INDUSTRY STANDARDS, RECOMMENDATIONS OR GUIDANCE. (C) "SERIOUS BODILY INJURY" SHALL MEAN (I) DEATH OR INJURY REQUIRING IN-PATIENT HOSPITALIZATION OF AT LEAST FORTY-EIGHT HOURS; (II) PERMANENT IMPAIRMENT OF A BODILY FUNCTION; OR (III) PERMANENT DAMAGE TO A BODY STRUCTURE. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW AND EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, NO COVERED ENTITY, AS DEFINED BY PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, SHALL BE LIABLE IN ANY CIVIL ACTION FOR THE SPREAD OR POSSIBLE TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19 CAUSED BY AN ACT OR OMISSION OF SUCH COVERED ENTITY ACTING IN GOOD FAITH IN THE WORKPLACE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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