senate Bill S381

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides an insurance premium reduction for landscape businesses whose employees complete a safety course for the landscape industry

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to labor

S381 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6415
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5331, A8197

S381 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides an insurance premium reduction for landscape businesses whose employees complete a safety course for the landscape industry.

S381 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S381 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    381
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to  providing
   an  insurance premium reduction for landscape businesses whose employ-
   ees complete a safety course for the landscape industry
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  workers' compensation law is amended by adding a new
 section 138 to read as follows:
   § 138. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION  COURSE;  PREMIUM
 REDUCTION.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "LANDSCAPE BUSI-
 NESS" SHALL MEAN A BUSINESS WHOSE PRIMARY CONCERN INVOLVES THE MODIFICA-
 TION OF THE VISIBLE FEATURES OF AN AREA OF LAND, AND SHALL INCLUDE,  BUT
 NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO, LAWN CARE, GARDENING AND THE REMOVAL OR PRUNING OF
 TREES.
   2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ANY
 INSURER  DOING  BUSINESS  WITHIN  THIS STATE WHO OFFERS WORKERS' COMPEN-
 SATION INSURANCE TO LANDSCAPE  BUSINESSES  DOING  BUSINESS  WITHIN  THIS
 STATE  SHALL  PROVIDE  A  TEN PERCENT REDUCTION IN ITS PREMIUMS FOR SUCH
 INSURANCE TO ANY LANDSCAPE BUSINESS  THAT  MEETS  THE  REQUIREMENTS  SET
 FORTH IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
   3.  ANY  PERSON,  FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, CORPO-
 RATION OR  ANY  OTHER  BUSINESS  ENTITY  SHALL  RECEIVE  A  TEN  PERCENT
 REDUCTION  IN  ITS  WORKERS'  COMPENSATION PREMIUM FOR ANY YEAR IN WHICH
 FIFTY PERCENT OR MORE OF THE EMPLOYEES  OF  SUCH  BUSINESS  SUCCESSFULLY
 COMPLETE  THE  TEN  HOUR  CONSTRUCTION SAFETY COURSE FOR THE LANDSCAPING
 INDUSTRY APPROVED BY THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH  ADMINISTRATION.
 SUCH  PREMIUM  REDUCTION SHALL BE AVAILABLE ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. APPLICA-
 TION FOR SUCH PREMIUM REDUCTION SHALL BE MADE IN A  MANNER  AND  WITH  A
 STANDARDIZED  FORM TO BE DEVELOPED COOPERATIVELY BETWEEN THE COMMISSION-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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