senate Bill S4543

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes an excluded worker fund

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Feb 05, 2021 referred to finance

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S4543 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5421
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §95-j, St Fin L; add §§591-b & 644, Lab L

S4543 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an excluded worker fund and an excluded worker program providing workers traditionally excluded from wage protection programs access to unemployment benefits.

S4543 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4543 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4543
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to establish the "excluded worker fund act"; to amend  the  state
   finance law, in relation to establishing the excluded worker fund; and
   to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing the excluded work-
   er program

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "excluded
 worker fund act".
   §  2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 95-j to
 read as follows:
   § 95-J. EXCLUDED WORKER FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY  ESTABLISHED  IN  THE
 JOINT  CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE AND THE STATE
 COMPTROLLER A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "EXCLUDED WORKER FUND".
   2. ALL MONEYS COLLECTED AS CONTRIBUTIONS AND INTEREST RELATING TO WAGE
 REPLACEMENT TO WORKERS AND FAMILIES UNABLE TO ACCESS TRADITIONAL  WORKER
 WAGE  INSURANCE  OR  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAMS  SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN A BANK,
 TRUST COMPANY OR INDUSTRIAL BANK DESIGNATED BY  THE  STATE  COMPTROLLER.
 MONEYS  SO DEPOSITED SHALL BE CREDITED IMMEDIATELY TO THE ACCOUNT OF THE
 EXCLUDED WORKER FUND AND SHALL BE USED FOR THE  PURPOSES  SET  FORTH  IN
 SECTION SIX HUNDRED FORTY-FOUR OF THE LABOR LAW. MONEYS IN SUCH FUND MAY
 BE  INVESTED  BY THE STATE COMPTROLLER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS
 OF SECTION NINETY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE,  AND  SHALL  BE  USED  FOR  THE
 PURPOSES SPECIFIED HEREIN.
   3.  MONEYS  OF  THE  FUND SHALL BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF
 PROVIDING EMERGENCY WAGE REPLACEMENT TO WORKERS THAT DO NOT QUALIFY  FOR
 UNEMPLOYMENT  INSURANCE  OR OTHER WORKER WAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND TO
 HOUSEHOLDS WHO HAVE LOST A MAJOR SOURCE OF INCOME DUE TO  THE  DEATH  OR
 DISABILITY OF A CLOSE HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WHO COULD NOT ACCESS UNEMPLOYMENT
 INSURANCE OR OTHER WORKER WAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.  THE MONEYS SHALL BE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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