|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 30, 2021||referred to labor|
senate Bill S6026
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6026 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Labor
- Law Section:
- Workers' Compensation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§201, 204, 205 & 217, Work Comp L
S6026 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6026 SPONSOR: COMRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to providing family leave in the event of a stillbirth or miscarriage PURPOSE: To extend New York's Paid Family Leave Law to cover cases of stillbirth or miscarriage. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Ensures that those who endure cases of stillbirth or miscarriage are afforded Paid Family Leave; of one to four weeks. JUSTIFICATION:
S6026 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6026 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 30, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. COMRIE -- 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 family leave in the event of a stillbirth or miscarriage THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 15 of section 201 of the workers' compensation law, as added by section 2 of part SS of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows: 15. "Family leave" shall mean any leave taken by an employee from work: (a) to participate in providing care, including physical or psychological care, for a family member of the employee made necessary by a serious health condition of the family member; [or] (b) to bond with the employee's child during the first twelve months after the child's birth, or the first twelve months after the placement of the child for adoption or foster care with the employee; [or] (c) TO MOURN THE LOSS OF A STILLBORN CHILD; (D) TO MOURN THE LOSS OF A CHILD AS A RESULT OF A MISCARRIAGE; OR (E) because of any qualifying exigency as interpreted under the family and medical leave act, 29 U.S.C.S § 2612(a)(1)(e) and 29 C.F.R. S.825.126(a)(1)-(8), arising out of the fact that the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent of the employee is on active duty (or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty) in the armed forces of the United States. § 2. Section 204 of the workers' compensation law is amended by adding two new subdivisions 3 and 4 to read as follows: 3. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE WEEKLY BENEFIT FOR FAMILY LEAVE TAKEN PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION FIFTEEN OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT EXCEED FOUR WEEKS DURING ANY FIFTY-TWO WEEK CALENDAR PERIOD AND SHALL BE SIXTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEE'S AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGES BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED SIXTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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