Bill Text: NY S05007 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel job protection.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-03 - REFERRED TO LABOR [S05007 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05007-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5007
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      April 3, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 volunteer firefighters and
          emergency medical services personnel job protection
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 207-b to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 207-b. Volunteer firefighter and ambulance worker job protection. 1.
     4  It shall be unlawful for any employer or  his  or  her  duly  authorized
     5  agent  to  discharge  or  in  any  other  manner discriminate against an
     6  employee as to his or her employment because he or she has responded  to
     7  an  emergency  when acting as a volunteer firefighter or volunteer ambu-
     8  lance worker.
     9    2. For purposes of this section:
    10    (a) Volunteer firefighter shall have the same meaning  as  defined  in
    11  subdivision  one of section three of the volunteer firefighters' benefit
    12  law; and
    13    (b) Volunteer ambulance worker shall have the same meaning as  defined
    14  in  subdivision one of section three of the volunteer ambulance workers'
    15  benefit law.
    16    3. For the purposes of this  section,  "responding  to  an  emergency"
    17  shall mean:
    18    (a)  when a volunteer firefighter participates in necessary travel to,
    19  working at, and necessary travel returning from a fire, alarm  of  fire,
    20  hazardous  material incident or other emergency to which his or her fire
    21  department, fire company, any unit  thereof,  either  has  responded  or
    22  would  be  required or authorized to respond, including necessary travel
    23  during such work or incidental thereto; or
    24    (b) when a volunteer ambulance worker participates in necessary travel
    25  to, working at, and necessary travel returning from an  accident,  alarm
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10307-01-9

        S. 5007                             2
     1  of  accident,  or  other  duty to which his or her ambulance department,
     2  ambulance company, or any unit thereof, either has responded or would be
     3  required or authorized to respond,  including  necessary  travel  during
     4  such work or incidental thereto.
     5    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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