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A00377 Summary:

Amd 25, Work Comp L
Requires employers and insurers to offer direct deposit to recipients of workers' compensation payments.
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A00377 Actions:

01/09/2019referred to labor
01/08/2020referred to labor
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A00377 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. STECK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Labor
        AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law,  in  relation  to  direct
          deposit of compensation payments
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 9 of section 25 of  the  work-
     2  ers'  compensation law, as amended by chapter 70 of the laws of 2005, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) Compensation payments or  any  portion  of  compensation  payments
     5  [may]  shall be allowed, upon the written request from an injured worker
     6  or a person entitled to a death benefit provided by this chapter, to  be
     7  deposited  directly  in a bank for any purpose to an account in the name
     8  of such injured worker or person entitled to a death benefit,  on  forms
     9  provided  by  the  board,  and  duly filed in accordance with such regu-
    10  lations[, provided that an injured worker's employer, if  such  employer
    11  is  an  authorized  self  insured employer, or otherwise such employer's
    12  insurance carrier, has elected to permit  the  direct  deposit  of  such
    13  compensation payments].
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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