senate Bill S4875

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits cases from being closed without a hearing or written stipulation; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Feb 17, 2021 referred to labor

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S4875 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5692
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §25 sub 2-b, amd §25, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7843, A10067

S4875 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits cases from being closed without a hearing or written stipulation; requires a stenographic record of all hearings held; requires minutes and decisions to be provided to the injured worker in their native language.

S4875 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4875 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4875
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. RAMOS, BAILEY, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, HARCK-
   HAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KENNEDY, MAY, MAYER,  MYRIE,  PARKER,  PERSAUD,
   RIVERA,  SALAZAR,  SANDERS, SAVINO, STAVISKY -- 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  prohibit-
   ing  cases  from being closed without a hearing or written stipulation
   and requiring a stenographic record  of  all  hearings  held;  and  to
   repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Subdivision 2-b of section 25 of the workers' compensation
 law is REPEALED and subdivision 2-c is renumbered subdivision 2-b.
   § 2.  Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 3 of  section  25  of  the
 workers' compensation law, as amended by chapter 61 of the laws of 1986,
 are amended to read as follows:
   (b)  Nothing herein shall limit the right of the board in a particular
 case to hold a hearing and  make  an  award  in  accordance  with  other
 provisions  of  this  chapter.  No  case shall be closed AND NO DECISION
 SHALL BE ISSUED without A HEARING UPON notice to all parties  interested
 and without giving to all such parties an opportunity to be heard.
   (c)  The board shall keep an accurate STENOGRAPHIC record of all hear-
 ings held AND PROVIDE THE MINUTES, AT NO COST, TO THE INJURED WORKER AND
 THEIR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE NATIVE LANGUAGE OF THE INJURED WORKER.   ALL
 DECISIONS  SHALL  BE  ISSUED  TO  THE  INJURED  WORKER  IN  THEIR NATIVE
 LANGUAGE.  Whenever a hearing must be continued or adjourned because the
 carrier or employer has engaged in dilatory tactics or exhibited  unjus-
 tified  lack  of preparedness, the board shall impose a penalty of twen-
 ty-five dollars to be paid to the fund created  by  subdivision  two  of
 section one hundred fifty-one of this chapter and shall in addition make
 an award of seventy-five dollars payable to the injured worker or his or
 her  dependants.  Dilatory  tactics may include but shall not be limited
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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