senate Bill S9424

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for paid family leave after a stillbirth

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2022 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 31, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.1734
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 26, 2022 referred to labor


S9424 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §201, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:

S9424 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for paid family leave after a stillbirth.

S9424 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9424 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               May 26, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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  providing
   for paid family leave following a stillbirth

   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;  [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) TO RECOVER
 AFTER  A STILLBIRTH; OR (D) because of any qualifying exigency as inter-
 preted  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.
   §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January following the
 first of September next succeeding the  date  on  which  it  shall  have
 become  a  law  and  shall  apply  to  all policies or contracts issued,
 renewed, modified, altered or amended on or after such date.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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