Bill Text: NY S06567 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the payment of prevailing wages of affected employees of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant; requires the department of labor to oversee sale and the hiring of new employees at such power plant.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-20 - returned to senate [S06567 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06567-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          6567

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      June 16, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

        AN ACT requiring the payment of prevailing wages to  affected  employees
          of  the  Indian  Point  Nuclear  Power Plant and for the department of
          labor to oversee the hiring of new employees at such power plant

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

     1    Section  1.  Any  transfer  or  lease,  as well as any decommissioning
     2  activities, by the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant  of  its  franchise,
     3  works  or  system  or any part of such franchise, works or system to any
     4  corporation, firm,  company,  partnership,  limited  liability  company,
     5  association  or person shall, to the maximum extent practicable, provide
     6  that employees of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant with  skill  sets
     7  necessary  for  the operation of a successor corporation, firm, company,
     8  partnership,  limited  liability  company,  association  or  person   be
     9  retained  for employment with such successor and shall be paid a wage of
    10  not less than the prevailing wage in the locality where the Indian Point
    11  Nuclear Power Plant is located.
    12    § 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the  contrary,  the
    13  commissioner  of  labor  shall  ensure  that any employees of the Indian
    14  Point Nuclear Power Plant  shall  be  granted  notice  to  any  affected
    15  employees  pursuant to section 860-b of the labor law and such employees
    16  shall be granted prevailing wages pursuant to section 220 of  the  labor
    17  law.  Such  affected employees shall be paid a premium wage commensurate
    18  with the premium wages prevailing in the  area  in  which  the  work  is
    19  performed  until  such  time  as the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant is
    20  closed.
    21    § 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the  contrary,  any
    22  corporation,  firm,  company,  partnership, limited liability company or
    23  association,  hereinafter  known  as  "purchaser"  with  a  contract  to
    24  purchase  the  Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, to the extent practica-

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11295-12-9

        S. 6567                             2

     1  ble, shall maintain the current workforce through the conclusion of  the
     2  purchase  of  such  power  plant.    In  hiring  any new employees, such
     3  purchaser shall hire from a pool of  current  employees  at  the  Indian
     4  Point Nuclear Power Plant unless such purchaser proves to the department
     5  of labor that such employees' skills do not meet the requirements needed
     6  for  the  open  positions.  The  department  of  labor shall oversee the
     7  employment practices of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.
     8    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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