|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 17, 2021||referred to labor|
senate Bill S4875
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4875 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4875 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4875 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: 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relating thereto SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Subdivision 2-b of section 25 of the workers' compensation law is repealed and subdivision 2c is renumbered subdivision 2-b. Section 2: Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 3 of section 25 of the workers' compensation law, chapter 61 of the laws of 1986, are amended to mandate that no final decision is made without a hearing for both parties and mandates the workers' compensation board to keep steno- graphic records of all hearings held. Also, injured workers and their lawyers shall provide the minutes, at no cost, in the native language of the worker.
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 Subdivision 2-b of section 25 of the workers' compensation law is REPEALED and subdivision 2-c is renumbered subdivision 2-b. § 2.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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