senate Bill S7388

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the workers' compensation benefit of certain disabled employees

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 20, 2021 referred to rules

S7388 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §204, Work Comp L

S7388 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the weekly benefit which the disabled employee is entitled to receive for disability commencing on or after January first, two thousand twenty-three shall be one-half of the employee's weekly wage, but in no case shall such benefit exceed three hundred dollars.

S7388 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7388 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7388
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                            September 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COONEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to the weekly
   benefit of a disabled employee
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 204 of the workers'
 compensation  law,  as  amended by section 5 of part SS of chapter 54 of
 the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   (b) THE WEEKLY BENEFIT WHICH THE  DISABLED  EMPLOYEE  IS  ENTITLED  TO
 RECEIVE  FOR  DISABILITY COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOU-
 SAND TWENTY-THREE SHALL BE ONE-HALF OF THE EMPLOYEE'S WEEKLY  WAGE,  BUT
 IN  NO  CASE SHALL SUCH BENEFIT EXCEED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS. The weekly
 benefit which the disabled employee is entitled to receive for disabili-
 ty commencing on or after May first, nineteen  hundred  eighty-nine  AND
 PRIOR  TO  JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE shall be one-half of
 the employee's weekly wage, but in no case shall such benefit exceed one
 hundred seventy dollars; except that if the  employee's  average  weekly
 wage  is  less  than  twenty  dollars, the benefit shall be such average
 weekly wage. The weekly benefit which the disabled employee is  entitled
 to  receive  for  disability commencing on or after July first, nineteen
 hundred eighty-four shall be one-half of the employee's weekly wage, but
 in no case shall such benefit exceed  one  hundred  forty-five  dollars;
 except  that  if  the employee's average weekly wage is less than twenty
 dollars, the benefit shall be such average weekly wage. The weekly bene-
 fit which the disabled employee is entitled to  receive  for  disability
 commencing  on  or  after  July first, nineteen hundred eighty-three and
 prior to July first, nineteen hundred eighty-four shall be  one-half  of
 the  employee's  average  weekly wage, but in no case shall such benefit
 exceed one hundred thirty-five dollars nor be less than twenty  dollars;
 except  that  if  the employee's average weekly wage is less than twenty
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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