senate Bill S6032

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing paid family leave for bereavement

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Mar 30, 2021 referred to labor

S6032 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§201, 205 & 217, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8380, A10639
2019-2020: S4694, A6891, A10272
2023-2024: S6116, A6605

S6032 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes paid family leave for bereavement beginning in 2023.

S6032 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6032 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              March 30, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to paid fami-
   ly leave and bereavement

   Section  1. Subdivision 15 of section 201 of the workers' compensation
 law, as added by section 2 of part SS of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016,
 is amended to read as follows:
   15. "Family leave" shall mean any leave  taken  by  an  employee  from
 work:    (a)  to  participate  in  providing care, including physical or
 psychological care, for a family member of the employee  made  necessary
 by a serious health condition of the family member INCLUDING BEREAVEMENT
 UPON THE DEATH OF SUCH FAMILY MEMBER; or (b) to bond with the employee's
 child  during  the  first  twelve months after the child's birth, or the
 first twelve months after the placement of the  child  for  adoption  or
 foster care with the employee; or (c) because of any qualifying exigency
 as  interpreted  under  the  family  and medical leave act, 29 U.S.C.S §
 2612(a)(1)(e) and 29 C.F.R. S.825.126(a)(1)-(8), arising out of the fact
 that the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent of the  employee  is
 on  active  duty  (or has been notified of an impending call or order to
 active duty) in the armed forces of the  United  States;  OR  (D)  LEAVE
   § 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section  205  of  the  workers'
 compensation  law, as added by section 6 of part SS of chapter 54 of the
 laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   (b) For any period of family leave  wherein  the  notice  and  medical
 certification,  OR DEATH CERTIFICATE, as prescribed by the chair has not
 been filed. At the discretion of the chair or chair's designee  pursuant
 to section two hundred twenty-one of this article, the family member who
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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