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A02484 Summary:

BILL NOA02484
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02237
 
SPONSORSkartados
 
COSPNSRPalumbo
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 207-b, Lab L
 
Relates to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel job protection.
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A02484 Actions:

BILL NOA02484
 
01/20/2017referred to labor
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A02484 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2484
 
SPONSOR: Skartados
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel job protection   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would provide job protections to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill would forbid employers from terminating an employee who is a volunteer firefighter or ambulance worker responding to an emergency service call.   JUSTIFICATION: Emergency service personnel provide life saving care to people and prop- erty. In desperate situations when these volunteer workers are needed, these brave men and women should not lose their jobs because of their altruism.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.8990 of 2010 - referred to labor; A.9770 of 2012 - referred to labor. A.1798 - 01/09/13 referred to labor. 01/08/14 referred to labor. A339 of 2016   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Shall take effect immediately.
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A02484 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2484
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 20, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. SKARTADOS, PALUMBO -- read once and referred 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.
                                                                   LBD01547-01-7

        A. 2484                             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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