senate Bill S2690

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the farm laborers wage board

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Jan 22, 2021 referred to labor

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S2690 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3822
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §674-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8944, A11034

S2690 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends provisions related to the farm laborers wage board, including how many times they must meet each year and additional considerations the wage board shall make when making a report to the governor and the legislature.

S2690 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2690 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2690
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. BORRELLO, AKSHAR, GALLIVAN, HELMING, JORDAN, O'MARA,
   ORTT, SERINO -- 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 farm laborers wage
   board
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 674-a of the labor law, as added by chapter 105 of
 the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   § 674-a. Farm laborers wage board. 1.  Wage  board.  The  commissioner
 shall hereby convene a farm laborers wage board. The wage board shall be
 comprised  of  three members: one representative of the farm bureau, one
 representative of the New York State AFL-CIO and one member appointed by
 the commissioner, who shall be selected  from  the  general  public  and
 designated  as  chairperson. The wage board shall hold its first hearing
 no later than March first, two thousand twenty. The members of the board
 shall not receive a salary or other  compensation,  but  shall  be  paid
 actual and necessary traveling expenses while engaged in the performance
 of their duties.
   2.  Organization. Two-thirds of the members of the board shall consti-
 tute a quorum. The chairperson may from time  to  time  formulate  rules
 governing  the manner in which the wage board shall function and perform
 its duties under this article.
   3. Powers. The wage board shall have power to conduct public hearings.
 The board [may] SHALL also consult with agricultural employers and  farm
 laborers,  and  their  respective  representatives, in the occupation or
 occupations involved, and with such other persons, including the commis-
 sioner and the commissioner of agriculture and  markets,  THE  NEW  YORK
 STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, as
 it  shall determine. The board shall also have power to administer oaths
 and to require by subpoena the attendance and  testimony  of  witnesses,

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

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