Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2023||
referred to labor
Senate Bill S913
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-S913 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S913 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes an essential workers' bill of rights; provides that all employers shall provide essential workers with personal protective equipment, inform such workers of exposure to any disease related to a state disaster emergency, and not retaliate for any report of an unsafe work environment; provides certain employers shall make hazard payments and cover the costs of any child care or health care needed by such essential workers for the duration of the state disaster emergency.
2023-S913 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S913 SPONSOR: LIU TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing an essential workers' bill of rights PURPOSE: To ensure rights, protection and hazard pay for essential workers during a state of emergency. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the labor law to adding section 202-n. Subsection 1 defines: "essential workers." Subsection 2 requires that during a state of emergency, employers of essential workers must implement the essential workers' bill of rights including the following
2023-S913 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 913 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIU -- 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 establishing an essential workers' bill of rights 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 202-n to read as follows: § 202-N. ESSENTIAL WORKERS' BILL OF RIGHTS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "ESSENTIAL WORKER" MEANS ANY EMPLOYEE OF A BUSINESS OR ENTITY PROVIDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR FUNCTIONS DURING ANY STATE DISAS- TER EMERGENCY DECLARED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWO-B OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW AND DESIGNATED AS AN ESSENTIAL WORKER PURSUANT TO ANY LAW, RULE, REGU- LATION OR EXECUTIVE ORDER INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS INCLUDING RESEARCH AND LABORATORY SERVICES; ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDING UTILITIES, TELECOMMUNICATION, AIRPORTS AND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; ESSENTIAL MANUFACTURING, INCLUDING FOOD PROCESSING AND PHARMACEUTICALS; ESSENTIAL RETAIL INCLUDING GROCERY STORES AND PHARMACIES; ESSENTIAL SERVICES INCLUDING TRASH COLLECTION, MAIL, AND SHIPPING SERVICES; NEWS MEDIA; BANKS AND RELATED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; PROVIDERS OF BASIC NECESSITIES TO ECONOMICALLY DISADVAN- TAGED POPULATIONS; CONSTRUCTION; VENDORS OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN THE SAFETY, SANITATION AND ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS OF RESI- DENCES OR OTHER ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES; VENDORS THAT PROVIDE ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR PRODUCTS, INCLUDING LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT, CHILD CARE AND SERVICES NEEDED TO ENSURE THE CONTINUING OPERATION OF GOVERN- MENT AGENCIES AND PROVIDE FOR THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PUBLIC. 2. DURING A STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY, ALL EMPLOYERS OF ESSENTIAL WORK- ERS SHALL ADOPT AND IMPLEMENT THE FOLLOWING ESSENTIAL WORKERS' BILL OF RIGHTS WHICH SHALL BE DISTRIBUTED TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS, MADE AVAILABLE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02962-01-3
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