Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to labor
|Apr 13, 2021||
referred to labor
Senate Bill S6169
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S6169 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S6169 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6169 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to the recovery of overpay- ments of unemployment benefits; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to require the Commissioner of Labor to waive certain overpayments of unemployment benefits that have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to certain overpayments going forward. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill would establish that a claimant shall not be held liable for overpayments of state or federal unemployment benefits, as permitted under federal law, provided that the overpayment was not
2021-S6169 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6169 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 13, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to the recovery of overpay- ments of unemployment benefits; 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. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 594-a to read as follows: § 594-A. RECOVERY OF OVERPAYMENTS. (1) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR OF THIS TITLE TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CLAIMANT WHO HAS RECEIVED BENEFITS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE TO WHICH THEY WERE NOT ENTITLED SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE AMOUNTS OVERPAID PROVIDED THAT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS EXIST: (A) SUCH OVERPAYMENT WAS NOT DUE TO FRAUD OR DUE TO A WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENT OR MISREPRESENTATION; (B) SUCH OVERPAYMENT WAS RECEIVED WITHOUT FAULT ON THE PART OF THE CLAIMANT; AND (C) THE RECOVERY OF SUCH OVERPAYMENT WOULD BE AGAINST EQUITY AND GOOD CONSCIENCE. (2) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR OF THIS TITLE TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CLAIMANT WHO HAS RECEIVED BENEFITS PAID UNDER ANY FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT AND EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO WHICH THEY WERE NOT ENTITLED SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE AMOUNTS OVERPAID, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS EXIST: (A) SUCH OVERPAYMENT WAS NOT DUE TO FRAUD OR DUE TO A WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENT OR MISREPRESENTATION; (B) SUCH OVERPAYMENT WAS RECEIVED WITHOUT FAULT ON THE PART OF THE CLAIMANT; AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10646-01-1
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