senate Bill S1022

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to providing language access services

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.373
substituted for a6466a
Jun 08, 2021 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1524
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 02, 2021 print number 1022a
Jun 02, 2021 amend and recommit to finance
May 18, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2021 referred to labor

Votes

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Jun 7, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S1022A
14
3
committee
14
Aye
3
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 18, 2021 - Labor committee Vote

S1022
10
2
committee
10
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Labor Committee Vote: May 18, 2021

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

S1022 - Details

Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-a, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5356
2019-2020: S1721

S1022 - Summary

Relates to providing language access services; requires the workers' compensation board to provide for translation of documents and interpretation services and to publish a language access plan.

S1022 - Sponsor Memo

S1022 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1022
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- 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
   language access services

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The workers' compensation law is amended by  adding  a  new
 section 17-a to read as follows:
   § 17-A. LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY. 1. THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE TRANS-
 LATION  OF  ALL DOCUMENTS AND FORMS USED BY OR ISSUED TO INJURED EMPLOY-
 EES. THE TRANSLATION  SHALL  BE  IN  THE  SIX  MOST  COMMON  NON-ENGLISH
 LANGUAGES  SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN THE
 STATE OF NEW YORK.
   2. THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE INTERPRETATION SERVICES TO INJURED  EMPLOY-
 EES  WITH RESPECT TO ITS PROVISION OF SERVICES, INFORMATION AND/OR BENE-
 FITS.
   3. THE BOARD SHALL PUBLISH A LANGUAGE ACCESS PLAN THAT REFLECTS:
   (A) THE MEANS BY WHICH IT PROVIDES LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;
   (B) THE TITLES OF ALL AVAILABLE TRANSLATED DOCUMENTS AND THE LANGUAGES
 INTO WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED;
   (C) THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC CONTACT POSITIONS AT THE BOARD AND THE NUMBER
 OF BILINGUAL  EMPLOYEES  IN  PUBLIC  CONTACT  POSITIONS,  INCLUDING  THE
 LANGUAGES THEY SPEAK;
   (D)  A  TRAINING  PLAN FOR BOARD EMPLOYEES WHICH INCLUDES, AT MINIMUM,
 ANNUAL TRAINING ON ITS LANGUAGE  ACCESS  POLICIES  AND  HOW  TO  PROVIDE
 LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;
   (E)  A  PLAN  FOR  ANNUAL  INTERNAL MONITORING OF THE BOARD'S LANGUAGE
 ACCESS PLAN;
   (F) A PLAN OF HOW THE BOARD INTENDS TO  NOTIFY  INJURED  EMPLOYEES  OF
 OFFERED LANGUAGE ASSISTANT SERVICES; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S1022A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-a, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5356
2019-2020: S1721

S1022A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing language access services; requires the workers' compensation board to provide for translation of documents and interpretation services and to publish a language access plan.

S1022A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1022A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1022--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor -- reported  favora-
   bly  from  said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to providing
   language access services
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  workers' compensation law is amended by adding a new
 section 17-a to read as follows:
   § 17-A. LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY. 1. THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE TRANS-
 LATION OF ALL DOCUMENTS AND FORMS USED BY OR ISSUED TO  INJURED  EMPLOY-
 EES.  THE  TRANSLATION  SHALL  BE  IN  THE  TEN  MOST COMMON NON-ENGLISH
 LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN  THE
 STATE OF NEW YORK.
   2.  THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE INTERPRETATION SERVICES TO INJURED EMPLOY-
 EES WITH RESPECT TO ITS PROVISION OF SERVICES, INFORMATION AND/OR  BENE-
 FITS.
   3. THE BOARD SHALL PUBLISH A LANGUAGE ACCESS PLAN THAT REFLECTS:
   (A) THE MEANS BY WHICH IT PROVIDES LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;
   (B) THE TITLES OF ALL AVAILABLE TRANSLATED DOCUMENTS AND THE LANGUAGES
 INTO WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED;
   (C) THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC CONTACT POSITIONS AT THE BOARD AND THE NUMBER
 OF  BILINGUAL  EMPLOYEES  IN  PUBLIC  CONTACT  POSITIONS,  INCLUDING THE
 LANGUAGES THEY SPEAK;
   (D) A TRAINING PLAN FOR BOARD EMPLOYEES WHICH  INCLUDES,  AT  MINIMUM,
 ANNUAL  TRAINING  ON  ITS  LANGUAGE  ACCESS  POLICIES AND HOW TO PROVIDE
 LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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