senate Bill S5866

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting payments 14 days after the due date

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee

  • Introduced
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 20, 2023 referred to labor

S5866 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §25, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6328
2019-2020: S2710
2021-2022: S3948

S5866 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to permitting payments 14 days after the due date.

S5866 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5866 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              March 20, 2023
 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 permitting
   payments 14 days after the due date
   Section  1.  Paragraph (e) of subdivision 1 of section 25 of the work-
 ers' compensation law, as amended by chapter 635 of the laws of 1996, is
 amended to read as follows:
   (e) If the employer  or  insurance  carrier  shall  fail  to  pay  any
 installments  of  compensation  within [twenty-five] FOURTEEN days after
 the same become due, there shall be paid by the employer or, if insured,
 its insurance carrier, an additional amount of  twenty  percent  of  the
 compensation  then due which shall accrue for the benefit of the injured
 worker or his or her dependents and shall be paid to him or her or  them
 with  the  compensation,  unless such delay or default is excused by the
 board upon the application of the employer or insurance carrier upon the
 ground that owing to conditions over which  the  employer  or  insurance
 carrier  had no control, such payment could not be made. The employer in
 each such instance shall also be  assessed  the  sum  of  three  hundred
 dollars, which shall be paid to the claimant.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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