senate Bill S350

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to making unemployment insurance benefits available to essential federal workers during a federal government shutdown

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Jan 06, 2021 referred to labor

S350 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §591-b, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3677

S350 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes unemployment insurance benefits available to essential federal workers during a federal government shutdown.

S350 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S350 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    350
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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 making unemployment insur-
   ance benefits available to essential federal workers during a  federal
   government shutdown

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section  591-b  to
 read as follows:
   §  591-B. FEDERAL SHUTDOWN; BENEFITS FOR ESSENTIAL FEDERAL WORKERS. 1.
 AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM:
   (A) "ESSENTIAL FEDERAL WORKER":
   (I) MEANS AN EMPLOYEE OF A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY WHO  IS  REQUIRED
 TO WORK WITHOUT PAY DURING A SHUTDOWN; AND
   (II) IS A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE; AND
   (B)  "SHUTDOWN" MEANS ANY PERIOD IN WHICH THERE IS MORE THAN A TWENTY-
 FOUR HOUR LAPSE IN APPROPRIATIONS FOR ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT  AGENCY  OR
 FEDERAL DEPARTMENT AS A RESULT OF A FAILURE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO
 ENACT A REGULAR APPROPRIATIONS BILL OR CONTINUING RESOLUTION.
   2.  ANY  ESSENTIAL  FEDERAL  WORKER SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
 INSURANCE BENEFITS PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE DURING THE PERIOD OF A SHUT-
 DOWN. IF A SHUTDOWN ENDS AND AN ESSENTIAL FEDERAL WORKER IS PAID BY  THE
 FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT  FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME THE ESSENTIAL FEDERAL WORKER
 WORKED WITHOUT PAY DURING THE SHUTDOWN,  THE  ESSENTIAL  FEDERAL  WORKER
 SHALL  REIMBURSE  THE  UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO
 THE  UNEMPLOYMENT  INSURANCE  BENEFITS  THE  ESSENTIAL  FEDERAL   WORKER
 RECEIVED  DURING THE PERIOD OF THE SHUTDOWN. SUCH REIMBURSEMENT OF UNEM-
 PLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS BY SUCH ESSENTIAL FEDERAL WORKER SHALL OCCUR
 WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE END OF SUCH  SHUTDOWN.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
 THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF PASSAGE OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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