senate Bill S7403

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows employees that refuse a coronavirus vaccine to be eligible for unemployment insurance

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Sep 29, 2021 referred to rules

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S7403 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8335
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§591 & 593, Lab L

S7403 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows employees that refuse a coronavirus vaccine to be eligible for unemployment insurance.

S7403 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7403 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7403
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                            September 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  WEIK  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to  allowing  employees  that
   refuse a coronavirus vaccine to be eligible for unemployment insurance
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 591 of the labor law,  as  amended
 by chapter 413 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
   1.  Unemployment. Benefits, except as provided in section five hundred
 ninety-one-a of this title, shall be paid only  to  a  claimant  who  is
 totally  unemployed and who is unable to engage in his usual employment,
 INCLUDING UNEMPLOYMENT DUE TO SUCH EMPLOYEE'S CHOICE NOT  TO  RECEIVE  A
 CORONAVIRUS  VACCINE,  or in any other for which he is reasonably fitted
 by training and experience. A claimant who is receiving  benefits  under
 this article shall not be denied such benefits pursuant to this subdivi-
 sion  or  to  subdivision two of this section because of such claimant's
 service on a grand or petit jury of any state or of the United States.
   § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 591 of the  labor  law,  as  amended  by
 section  4  of  chapter  305  of the laws of 2021, is amended to read as
 follows:
   1. Unemployment. Benefits, except as provided in section five  hundred
 ninety-one-a  of  this  title,  shall  be paid only to a claimant who is
 totally unemployed or partially unemployed, INCLUDING  UNEMPLOYMENT  DUE
 TO  SUCH  EMPLOYEE'S  CHOICE  NOT  TO RECEIVE A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE.   A
 claimant who is receiving benefits  under  this  article  shall  not  be
 denied  such benefits pursuant to this subdivision or to subdivision two
 of this section because of such claimant's service on a grand  or  petit
 jury of any state or of the United States.
   §  3.  Subdivision  1  of  section 591 of the labor law, as amended by
 section 5 of chapter 305 of the laws of 2021,  is  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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