assembly Bill A464

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "New York state teleworking expansion act"

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.518
rules report cal.518
reported
Jun 07, 2021 reported referred to rules
Jan 06, 2021 referred to governmental employees

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A464 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S159
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7127, S4647

A464 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York state teleworking expansion act"; provides that each state agency shall establish a policy and program to allow employees to perform all or a portion of their duties through teleworking to the maximum extent possible without diminished employee performance.

A464 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    464
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROZIC,  COLTON, ENGLEBRIGHT, SIMON, GRIFFIN,
   BARRON, WOERNER, LUPARDO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  FAHY  --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees
 
 AN  ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to enacting the "New
   York state teleworking expansion act"
 
   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 "New York state teleworking expansion act".
   § 2. The civil service law is amended by adding a new  section  13  to
 read as follows:
   §  13.  TELEWORKING PROGRAMS.   1. EACH STATE AGENCY SHALL ESTABLISH A
 POLICY AND PROGRAM TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES TO PERFORM ALL  OR  A  PORTION  OF
 THEIR DUTIES  THROUGH TELEWORKING TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE WITHOUT
 DIMINISHED    EMPLOYEE  PERFORMANCE. EACH STATE AGENCY SHALL DESIGNATE A
 "TELEWORK  COORDINATOR" TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERSEEING THE IMPLEMENTA-
 TION OF TELEWORKING PROGRAMS.
   2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM:
   (A) "TELEWORK" SHALL MEAN TO PERFORM NORMAL AND REGULAR WORK FUNCTIONS
 ON A WORKDAY THAT ORDINARILY WOULD BE PERFORMED AT THE STATE    AGENCY'S
 PRINCIPAL  LOCATION  AT  A  DIFFERENT  LOCATION,  THEREBY ELIMINATING OR
 SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING THE PHYSICAL COMMUTE TO AND FROM SUCH STATE AGEN-
 CY'S PRINCIPAL LOCATION; AND
   (B) "STATE AGENCY" SHALL MEAN ANY  STATE  DEPARTMENT,  BOARD,  BUREAU,
 DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPO-
 RATION,  COUNCIL,  OFFICE,  OR  OTHER  GOVERNMENTAL  ENTITY PERFORMING A
 GOVERNMENTAL OR PROPRIETARY FUNCTION FOR THE STATE.
   3. NO AGENCY SHALL ESTABLISH A POLICY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION FOR ANY
 EMPLOYEE THAT IS SUBJECT TO A  COLLECTIVE  BARGAINING  AGREEMENT  UNLESS
 SUCH  POLICY  HAS  BEEN  MUTUALLY  AGREED  TO BETWEEN THE AGENCY AND THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets