Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2023||
referred to labor
Senate Bill S898
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-S898 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Labor
- Law Section:
2023-S898 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Directs the department of labor to study the impact of long COVID on employees and on the labor market; directs the department of labor to issue a report of its findings and recommendations to the governor, the speaker of the assembly and the temporary president of the senate and to publish such report on its website within one year.
2023-S898 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S898 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to directing the department of labor to study the impact of long COVID on employees and on the labor market PURPOSE: To study long COVID's impact on New York's labor market. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 defines "long Covid" and directs the department of labor in consultation with the division of human rights, the state comptroller and the department of taxation and finance to study the long-term labor impacts of the COVID-19 virus. The study will examine the number of full-time equivalent workers currently not working due to long Covid and cost to to the state of these absences, identify the average amount of time off or reduced hours for people with long covid, identify whether and to what extent discrimination affects the employment rate for
2023-S898 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 898 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT in relation to directing the department of labor to study the impact of long COVID on employees and on the labor market THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. 1. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following definitions: a. "long COVID" means symptoms that persist after the acute COVID-19 infection has resolved. b. "labor organizations" means any labor union or any organization of any kind, or any agency or employee representation committee, associ- ation, group or plan, in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concern- ing grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment or conditions of work. 2. The department of labor, in consultation with the division of human rights, the state comptroller and the department of taxation and finance is hereby authorized and directed to conduct a comprehensive study for the purpose of monitoring the long-term labor impacts of the COVID-19 virus. The purpose of the study shall be to: a. identify the number of full-time equivalent workers currently not working due to long COVID, including those working at reduced hours and the cost to the state of these absences; b. identify the average amount of time off or reduced hours for people with long COVID; c. identify whether and to what extent discrimination and other barri- ers affect the employment rate for persons with long COVID; d. provide specific data and analysis on the findings from paragraphs a, b and c of this subdivision as such findings relate to racial, gender, ethnic and sexual orientation characteristics; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03664-01-3
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