senate Bill S5536

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York city teleworking expansion act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 committed to rules
May 23, 2022 amended on third reading 5536a
Feb 09, 2022 advanced to third reading
Feb 08, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 07, 2022 1st report cal.440
Jan 05, 2022 referred to cities 1
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 03, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 28, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 27, 2021 1st report cal.824
Mar 10, 2021 referred to cities 1

Votes

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Feb 7, 2022 - Cities 1 committee Vote

S5536
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Cities 1 Committee Vote: Feb 7, 2022

aye wr (2)

Apr 27, 2021 - Cities 1 committee Vote

S5536
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Cities 1 Committee Vote: Apr 27, 2021

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

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S5536 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §12-141, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7717
2019-2020: S5650

S5536 - Summary

Enacts the "New York city teleworking expansion act"; provides that each 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; defines the term "telework" to mean to perform normal and regular work functions on a workday that ordinarily would be performed at the agency's principal location at a different location, thereby eliminating or substantially reducing the physical commute to and from such agency's principal location.

S5536 - Sponsor Memo

S5536 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5536
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities 1
 
 AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
   relation to enacting the "New York city 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 city teleworking expansion act".
   §  2. Legislative findings.  The legislature hereby finds and declares
 that the health and safety of the population living in  and  around  the
 densely populated New York city metropolitan region is a matter of state
 concern, as is the economic vitality and the effectiveness of mass tran-
 sit in that region, all of which are threatened by the amount of traffic
 congestion  inside  of,  and  into,  New  York city, and the overcrowded
 buses, subways and railroads within the region.  Traffic  congestion  is
 particularly  harmful  to the mass transit bus systems run by the Metro-
 politan Transportation Authority,  creating  delays  and  hindering  the
 growth  of essential surface mass transportation systems, and the entire
 mass transit system  suffers  from  severe  overcrowding.  The  negative
 impact of traffic congestion in New York city on the health, economy and
 mass  transit systems of the downstate region, as well as the overcrowd-
 ing of the region's mass transit systems, were established  at  legisla-
 tive  hearings in the spring of 2007, as well as during the hearings and
 reports of the legislatively created New York  City  Traffic  Mitigation
 Commission.  During these hearings, it was established that a very large
 number of New York city employees drive to work both from points  within
 New  York  city  and  without,  that  New  York city lacks a working and
 adequate telecommuting program for its employees, and that an  effective
 telecommuting  program  would  significantly  reduce  the number of such
 employees driving to work.  Likewise, a telecommuting  program  for  New
 York  city  employees would also allow employees who use mass transit to
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S5536A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §12-141, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7717
2019-2020: S5650

S5536A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York city teleworking expansion act"; provides that each 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; defines the term "telework" to mean to perform normal and regular work functions on a workday that ordinarily would be performed at the agency's principal location at a different location, thereby eliminating or substantially reducing the physical commute to and from such agency's principal location.

S5536A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5536A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5536--A
     Cal. No. 440
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. COMRIE, BAILEY, BIAGGI, BRISPORT, CLEARE, JACKSON,
   KRUEGER, LIU, MYRIE, RAMOS,  SALAZAR,  SEPULVEDA  --  read  twice  and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
   Cities 1 -- recommitted to the Committee on  Cities  1  in  accordance
   with  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee,
   ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
   amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
   third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
   relation to enacting the "New York city 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 city teleworking expansion act".
   §  2. Legislative findings.  The legislature hereby finds and declares
 that the health and safety of the population living in  and  around  the
 densely populated New York city metropolitan region is a matter of state
 concern, as is the economic vitality and the effectiveness of mass tran-
 sit in that region, all of which are threatened by the amount of traffic
 congestion  inside  of,  and  into,  New  York city, and the overcrowded
 buses, subways and railroads within the region.  Traffic  congestion  is
 particularly  harmful  to the mass transit bus systems run by the Metro-
 politan Transportation Authority,  creating  delays  and  hindering  the
 growth  of essential surface mass transportation systems, and the entire
 mass transit system  suffers  from  severe  overcrowding.  The  negative
 impact of traffic congestion in New York city on the health, economy and
 mass  transit systems of the downstate region, as well as the overcrowd-
 ing of the region's mass transit systems, were established  at  legisla-
 tive  hearings in the spring of 2007, as well as during the hearings and
 reports of the legislatively created New York  City  Traffic  Mitigation
 Commission.  During these hearings, it was established that a very large
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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