Senate Bill S6476B

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Directs state agencies to submit reports detailing their telework policies

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2023-S6476 - Details

Law Section:
State Employees

2023-S6476 - Summary

Directs state agencies to submit reports detailing their telework policies; permits input from employees anonymously; directs the department of civil service to compile reports and submit a single report to the legislature.

2023-S6476 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6476 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6476
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 21, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GONZALEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology
 
 AN ACT to create a demonstration program and task force on teleworking
 
   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 "Telework 2023 Act".
   § 2. Legislative intent. The legislature takes notice of  the  growing
 practice  of  the use of telework as a future form of work away from the
 principal place of employment. Telecommuting is being used more and more
 by businesses as a way to save money  for  employers  by  reducing  real
 estate  costs, reducing contributions to workers' compensation premiums,
 allowing more freedom for a balance between work  and  family  life  for
 employees,  reducing  air  pollution  and  traffic  congestion, reducing
 absenteeism,  and  accommodating  those  who  are  disabled.  For  these
 reasons,  telework  has  a very promising future as a form of out of the
 office work.
   Teleworking warrants further research to enable the state  to  move  a
 step  closer  to  using it as a way to save taxpayer's money, while also
 benefiting the state and its employees.
   § 3. Definitions. As used in this act, the following terms shall  have
 the following meanings:
   (a) "Remote work center (telework center)" means a workspace typically
 close  to employees' homes used part-time by remote workers in full-time
 or part-time employment.
   (b) "Satellite office" means a workspace typically used  full-time  by
 employees who live near them.
   (c)  "Telecommuter"  means an employee who has a primary office in his
 or her employer's office, but has the training, permission, and telecom-
 puting technology to work on an as-needed basis in  a  remote  location,
 typically in the employee's home.
   (d)  "Teleworker" means an employee with the training, permission, and
 telecomputing technology to work part- or full-time in a location  other
 than his or her employer's main office.
 
              

2023-S6476A - Details

Law Section:
State Employees

2023-S6476A - Summary

Directs state agencies to submit reports detailing their telework policies; permits input from employees anonymously; directs the department of civil service to compile reports and submit a single report to the legislature.

2023-S6476A - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6476A - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6476--A
     Cal. No. 1207
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 21, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GONZALEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology --
   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 directing a state agency telework report
 
   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 "State agency telework report act".
   § 2. Legislative intent. The legislature takes notice of  the  growing
 practice  of  the use of telework as a future form of work away from the
 principal place of employment. Telecommuting is being used more and more
 by businesses as a way to save money for employers by reducing  contrib-
 utions  to  workers'  compensation premiums, allowing more freedom for a
 balance between  work  and  family  life  for  employees,  reducing  air
 pollution  and traffic congestion, reducing absenteeism, and accommodat-
 ing those who are disabled.
   Teleworking warrants further research to enable the state  to  move  a
 step  closer  to  using it as a way to save taxpayer's money, while also
 benefiting the state and its employees.
   § 3. Definitions. As used in this act, the following terms shall  have
 the following meanings:
   (a)  "State   agency" means any state department, board, bureau, divi-
 sion, commission, committee, public  authority,  public  benefit  corpo-
 ration,  council,  office, or other  governmental  entity  performing  a
 governmental or proprietary function for the state.
   (b) "Telework" means to perform normal and regular work functions on a
 workday that ordinarily would be performed at the state  agency's  offi-
 cial principal location or locations, at a different location.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07723-02-3
              

2023-S6476B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
State Employees

2023-S6476B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs state agencies to submit reports detailing their telework policies; permits input from employees anonymously; directs the department of civil service to compile reports and submit a single report to the legislature.

2023-S6476B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6476B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6476--B
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 21, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GONZALEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology --
   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  --  recommitted  to
   the  Committee  on  Internet  and Technology in accordance with Senate
   Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT directing a state agency telework report
 
   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 "State agency telework report act".
   §  2.  Legislative intent. The legislature takes notice of the growing
 practice of the use of telework as a future form of work away  from  the
 principal place of employment. Telecommuting is being used more and more
 by  businesses as a way to save money for employers by reducing contrib-
 utions to workers' compensation premiums, allowing more  freedom  for  a
 balance  between  work  and  family  life  for  employees,  reducing air
 pollution and traffic congestion, reducing absenteeism, and  accommodat-
 ing those who are disabled.
   Teleworking  warrants  further  research to enable the state to move a
 step closer to using it as a way to save taxpayer's  money,  while  also
 benefiting the state and its employees.
   §  3. Definitions. As used in this act, the following terms shall have
 the following meanings:
   (a) "State  agency" means any state department, board,  bureau,  divi-
 sion,  commission,  committee,  public  authority, public benefit corpo-
 ration, council, office, or other  governmental  entity   performing   a
 governmental or proprietary function for the state.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07723-04-4
 S. 6476--B                          2
              

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