2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 23, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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  regulations  promulgated
          for  systematic  and  sustained  efforts to find work for unemployment
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 591 of the labor law, as amended
     2  by section 12 of part O of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended to
     3  read as follows:
     4    2. Availability, capability, and work search.  No  benefits  shall  be
     5  payable  to any claimant who is not capable of work or who is not ready,
     6  willing and able to work in his or her usual employment or in any  other
     7  for  which he or she is reasonably fitted by training and experience and
     8  who is not actively seeking work. In order to be actively seeking work a
     9  claimant must be engaged in systematic and  sustained  efforts  to  find
    10  work.  The commissioner shall promulgate regulations defining systematic
    11  and sustained efforts to find work and setting standards for  the  proof
    12  of  work  search  efforts.  Such regulations shall take into account the
    13  need for claimants to provide child care for their  child  or  children,
    14  and the regulations shall ensure that such claimants are able to satisfy
    15  the standards for proof of work search efforts.
    16    §  2.  This act shall take effect on the same date as the reversion of
    17  subdivision 2 of section 591 of the labor law as provided in section  10
    18  of chapter 413 of the laws of 2003, as amended.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.