Establishes a commission to study and report on the implementation of paid family leave, including how many people have applied for and received paid family leave benefits, the average use and payout of such benefits, and any issues with the program and benefits; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof.
STATE OF NEW YORK
April 29, 2022
Introduced by M. of A. NOLAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT in relation to establishing a commission to study and report on
the implementation of paid family leave; and providing for the repeal
of such provisions upon expiration thereof
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. A temporary state commission is hereby created to study and
2 report on the implementation of paid family leave, including how many
3 people have applied for and received paid family leave benefits, the
4 average use and payout of such benefits, and any issues with the program
5 and benefits.
6 § 2. The commission shall consist of eleven members, each to serve for
7 a term of one year, to be forthwith appointed as follows: three shall be
8 appointed by the temporary president of the senate and one by the minor-
9 ity leader of the senate; three shall be appointed by the speaker of the
10 assembly and one by the minority leader of the assembly; three shall be
11 appointed by the governor. By a majority vote, the commission shall
12 designate the chair and vice chair from among the appointees to the
13 commission. Vacancies in the membership of the commission and among its
14 officers shall be filled in the manner provided for original appoint-
16 § 3. The commission may employ and at pleasure remove such personnel
17 as it may deem necessary for the performance of its functions and fix
18 their compensation within the amounts made available therefor.
19 § 4. The commission may meet within and without the state, shall hold
20 public hearings, and shall have all the powers of a legislative commit-
21 tee pursuant to the legislative law.
22 § 5. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for
23 their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
24 incurred in the performance of their duties hereunder.
25 § 6. To the maximum extent feasible, the commission shall be entitled
26 to request and receive and shall utilize and be provided with such
27 facilities, resources, and data of any court, department, division,
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 board, bureau, commission, or agency of the state or any political
2 subdivision thereof as it may reasonably request to properly carry out
3 its powers and duties hereunder.
4 § 7. The commission shall make a final report to the governor and the
5 legislature of its findings, conclusions and recommendations not later
6 than one year after the effective date of this act.
7 § 8. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
8 deemed repealed 1 year after such date.