assembly Bill A8335

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows employees that refuse a coronavirus vaccine to be eligible for unemployment insurance

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Oct 20, 2021 referred to labor

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A8335 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7403
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§591 & 593, Lab L

A8335 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows employees that refuse a coronavirus vaccine to be eligible for unemployment insurance.

A8335 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   8335
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             October 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. GANDOLFO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Labor
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the labor law, in relation to allowing employees that
   refuse a coronavirus vaccine to be eligible for unemployment insurance
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 591 of the labor law, as amended
 by chapter 413 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
   1. Unemployment. Benefits, except as provided in section five  hundred
 ninety-one-a  of  this  title,  shall  be paid only to a claimant who is
 totally unemployed and who is unable to engage in his usual  employment,
 INCLUDING  UNEMPLOYMENT  DUE  TO SUCH EMPLOYEE'S CHOICE NOT TO RECEIVE A
 CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, or in any other for which he is  reasonably  fitted
 by  training  and experience. A claimant who is receiving benefits under
 this article shall not be denied such benefits pursuant to this subdivi-
 sion or to subdivision two of this section because  of  such  claimant's
 service on a grand or petit jury of any state or of the United States.
   §  2.  Subdivision  1  of  section 591 of the labor law, as amended by
 section 4 of chapter 305 of the laws of 2021,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  Unemployment. Benefits, except as provided in section five hundred
 ninety-one-a of this title, shall be paid only  to  a  claimant  who  is
 totally  unemployed  or partially unemployed, INCLUDING UNEMPLOYMENT DUE
 TO SUCH EMPLOYEE'S CHOICE NOT TO  RECEIVE  A  CORONAVIRUS  VACCINE.    A
 claimant  who  is  receiving  benefits  under  this article shall not be
 denied such benefits pursuant to this subdivision or to subdivision  two
 of  this  section because of such claimant's service on a grand or petit
 jury of any state or of the United States.
   § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 591 of the  labor  law,  as  amended  by
 section  5  of  chapter  305  of the laws of 2021, is amended to read as
 follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13293-01-1