senate Bill S6198

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for paid family leave and bereavement benefits for miscarriage, fetal death, still birth, and an infant being medically not viable to survive

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Apr 14, 2021 referred to labor

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S6198 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6958
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§201, 205 & 217, Work Comp L

S6198 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for paid family leave and bereavement benefits for miscarriage, fetal death, still birth, and an infant being medically not viable to survive born to an employee or an employee's spouse, domestic partner or person acting as a surrogate for the employee.

S6198 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6198 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6198
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- 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 paid fami-
   ly leave and bereavement for miscarriage, fetal  death,  still  birth,
   and an infant being medically not viable to survive

   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) because of any quali-
 fying 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;  OR  (D)
 LEAVE  TAKEN  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF BEREAVEMENT DUE TO THE MISCARRIAGE,
 FETAL DEATH OR STILL BIRTH OF AN INFANT BORN  TO  THE  EMPLOYEE  OR  THE
 EMPLOYEE'S  SPOUSE, DOMESTIC PARTNER OR PERSON ACTING AS A SURROGATE FOR
 THE EMPLOYEE, OR DUE TO THE EMPLOYEE'S INFANT BEING  DECLARED  MEDICALLY
 NOT  VIABLE  TO  SURVIVE BIRTH BY A PHYSICIAN LICENSED UNDER ARTICLE ONE
 HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
   § 2. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of  section  205  of  the
 workers'  compensation  law, as added by section 6 of part SS of chapter
 54 of the laws of 2016, are amended to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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