Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to labor
|Jan 11, 2023
referred to labor
Senate Bill S1245
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S1245 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S1245 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1245 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to waiving repayment of unem- ployment pandemic benefits under certain circumstances PURPOSE: To provide financial relief from the need to repay certain overpayment of unemployment benefits that were received through no fault of the claimant. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill adds a new section, 597-a, to the labor law to provide the Commissioner of Labor the authority to waive certain unem- ployment benefit overpayments. This section requires that the Commis- sioner of Labor assess and approve blanket waivers for all claimants who received overpayments who are eligible pursuant to Federal rules regard- ing UPB overpayments. For those ineligible under the current rules
2023-S1245 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1245 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, BAILEY, BRISPORT, COONEY, GIANARIS, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN-SIGAL, JACKSON, KENNEDY, MATTERA, MAYER, PALUMBO, SEPULVEDA, THOMAS, WEIK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to waiving repayment of unem- ployment pandemic benefits under certain circumstances THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 597-a to read as follows: § 597-A. WAIVER AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN OVERPAYMENTS OF PANDEMIC UNEM- PLOYMENT ASSISTANCE. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "UNEMPLOYMENT PANDEMIC BENEFITS" OR "UPB" MEANS FEDERAL UNEMPLOY- MENT INSURANCE OR ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS INCLUDING EXTENDED BENEFITS AND THE FIRST WEEK OF REGULAR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MADE DURING THE PERIOD OF JANUARY TWENTY-SEVENTH, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY THROUGH SEPTEMBER SIXTH, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE. (B) "WITHOUT FAULT" MEANS THE CLAIMANT HAS NOT KNOWINGLY SUPPLIED OR OMITTED FALSE INFORMATION, WITH THE INTENT TO RECEIVE BENEFITS, WHICH DIRECTLY RESULTED IN THE DEPARTMENT ISSUING UPB TO WHICH THE CLAIMANT WAS NOT ENTITLED. (C) "BLANKET WAIVER" MEANS A WAIVER AUTHORIZED UNDER FEDERAL LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO UIPL 20-21 AND UIPL 20-21, CHANGE 1 AND ANY AND ALL SUBSEQUENT WAIVERS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZES STATES TO IMPLEMENT. (D) "CATEGORICAL WAIVERS" MEANS A WAIVER FOR WHICH THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES APPROVAL AFTER REQUESTING PERMISSION TO IMPLEMENT FROM THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND/OR APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AGENCY IN ACCORD- ANCE WITH UIPL 20-21, CHANGE 1, ATTACHMENT 2. UPON APPROVAL, A CATEGORI- CAL WAIVER BECOMES A BLANKET WAIVER. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02796-01-3 S. 1245 2
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