Bill Text: NY A06694 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Creates some exceptions for excused leave for certain purposes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-25 - referred to governmental employees [A06694 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A06694-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          6694

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     March 25, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Employees

        AN ACT to amend the civil service law and the labor law, in relation  to
          excused leave for certain purposes

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 159-b of the civil  service
     2  law,  as amended by chapter 465 of the laws of 2017, are amended to read
     3  as follows:
     4    1. Every public officer, employee of this state, employee of any coun-
     5  ty, employee of any community college, employee of any public authority,
     6  employee of any public benefit corporation, employee  of  any  board  of
     7  cooperative  educational  services  (BOCES),  employee of any vocational
     8  education and extension  board,  or  a  school  district  enumerated  in
     9  section  one  of  chapter five hundred sixty-six of the laws of nineteen
    10  hundred sixty-seven, employee  of  any  municipality,  employee  of  any
    11  school  district  or any employee of a participating employer in the New
    12  York state and local employees' retirement system or any employee  of  a
    13  participating employer in the New York state teachers' retirement system
    14  shall  be  entitled  to absent himself or herself and shall be deemed to
    15  have a paid leave of absence from his or her duties or service  as  such
    16  public  officer  or  employee  of  this  state,  employee of any county,
    17  employee of any community college, employee  of  any  public  authority,
    18  employee  of  any  public  benefit corporation, employee of any board of
    19  cooperative educational services (BOCES),  employee  of  any  vocational
    20  education  and  extension  board,  or  a  school  district enumerated in
    21  section one of chapter five hundred sixty-six of the  laws  of  nineteen
    22  hundred  sixty-seven,  employee  of  any  municipality,  employee of any
    23  school district, or any employee of a participating employer in the  New
    24  York  state  and local employees' retirement system or any employee of a
    25  participating employer in the New York state teachers' retirement system

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10493-01-1

        A. 6694                             2

     1  for a sufficient period of time, not to exceed four hours on  an  annual
     2  basis, to undertake a screening for cancer.  Provided, however, that the
     3  provisions  of  this  section shall not be applicable to any teacher, or
     4  full-time  educator,  who  works  less than a full year or three hundred
     5  sixty-five calendar day year.
     6    2. The entire period of the leave of absence granted pursuant to  this
     7  section  shall  be  excused  leave  and shall not be charged against any
     8  other leave otherwise entitled to by such public  officer,  employee  of
     9  this  state,  employee of any county, employee of any community college,
    10  employee of any public authority, employee of any public benefit  corpo-
    11  ration,  employee  of  any  board  of  cooperative  educational services
    12  (BOCES), employee of any vocational education and extension board, or  a
    13  school  district  enumerated  in  section  one  of  chapter five hundred
    14  sixty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-seven, employee  of  any
    15  municipality,  employee  of  any  school  district  or any employee of a
    16  participating employer in  the  New  York  state  and  local  employees'
    17  retirement system or any employee of a participating employer in the New
    18  York  state  teachers'  retirement  system  [is  otherwise  entitled to]
    19  provided however, that any teacher, or full-time  educator  required  to
    20  work  a full-year or three hundred sixty-five calendar day year shall be
    21  entitled to the provisions of this section.
    22    § 2. Section 202-j of the labor law is amended by adding a new  subdi-
    23  vision 4-a to read as follows:
    24    4-a. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, the provisions of
    25  this  section  shall not apply to any teacher, or full-time educator who
    26  is not required to work a full-year or three hundred sixty-five calendar
    27  day year.
    28    § 3. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become  a
    29  law.
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