senate Bill S159

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "New York state teleworking expansion act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
Feb 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 09, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 08, 2021 1st report cal.303
Jan 06, 2021 referred to civil service and pensions

Votes

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Feb 8, 2021 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S159
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: Feb 8, 2021

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S159 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A464
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4647, A7127

S159 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York state teleworking expansion act"; provides that each state agency shall establish a policy and program to allow employees to perform all or a portion of their duties through teleworking to the maximum extent possible without diminished employee performance.

S159 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S159 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    159
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. KAPLAN, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAMINSKY -- read twice and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
   Civil Service and Pensions
 
 AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to enacting the  "New
   York state teleworking expansion act"

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "New York state teleworking expansion act".
   §  2.  The  civil service law is amended by adding a new section 13 to
 read as follows:
   § 13. TELEWORKING PROGRAMS.  1. EACH STATE AGENCY  SHALL  ESTABLISH  A
 POLICY  AND  PROGRAM  TO  ALLOW EMPLOYEES TO PERFORM ALL OR A PORTION OF
 THEIR DUTIES  THROUGH TELEWORKING TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE WITHOUT
 DIMINISHED  EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE. EACH STATE AGENCY  SHALL  DESIGNATE  A
 "TELEWORK  COORDINATOR" TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERSEEING THE IMPLEMENTA-
 TION OF TELEWORKING PROGRAMS.
   2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM:
   (A) "TELEWORK" SHALL MEAN TO PERFORM NORMAL AND REGULAR WORK FUNCTIONS
 ON  A  WORKDAY THAT ORDINARILY WOULD BE PERFORMED AT THE STATE  AGENCY'S
 PRINCIPAL LOCATION AT  A  DIFFERENT  LOCATION,  THEREBY  ELIMINATING  OR
 SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING THE PHYSICAL COMMUTE TO AND FROM SUCH STATE AGEN-
 CY'S PRINCIPAL LOCATION; AND
   (B)  "STATE  AGENCY"  SHALL  MEAN ANY STATE DEPARTMENT, BOARD, BUREAU,
 DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPO-
 RATION, COUNCIL, OFFICE,  OR  OTHER  GOVERNMENTAL  ENTITY  PERFORMING  A
 GOVERNMENTAL OR PROPRIETARY FUNCTION FOR THE STATE.
   3. NO AGENCY SHALL ESTABLISH A POLICY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION FOR ANY
 EMPLOYEE  THAT  IS  SUBJECT  TO A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT UNLESS
 SUCH POLICY HAS BEEN MUTUALLY AGREED  TO  BETWEEN  THE  AGENCY  AND  THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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