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A08726 Summary:

BILL NOA08726
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07785
 
SPONSORJacobson
 
COSPNSRColton
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 26-a, Work Comp L (as proposed in S.6628-A & A.359-A)
 
Requires the workers' compensation board to appoint the uninsured employers' fund as the responsible party when the identity of the responsible insurance carrier for the employer cannot be determined within thirty days of the filing of a new claim.
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A08726 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8726
 
SPONSOR: Jacobson
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to requiring the workers' compensation board to appoint the uninsured employers' fund as the responsible party when the identity of the responsible insurance carrier for the employer cannot be determined within thirty days of the filing of a new claim   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to amend Chapter 717 of the Laws of 2021 to effectuate the intent of the law.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill increases from 10 days to 30 days the amount of time before the New York State Workers' Compensation Board is required to appoint the Uninsured Employers' Fund as the responsible carrier. Section two of the bill establishes the effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE): N/A   JUSTIFICATION: Chapter 717 of the Laws of 2021 required the New York State Workers' Compensation Board to appoint the Uninsured Employers' Fund (UEF) within 10 days of the filing of a new claim to provide workers' compensation benefits to an injured worker in cases where the employer's insurance carrier cannot be determined. It also required the Workers' Compensation Board to schedule a hearing to resolve such issue and provide notice to the employer within such timeframe. This bill would amend such law by extending the amount of time before the Workers' Compensation Board is required to appoint the UEF in order to give the Board more time to determine whether the employer is properly insured.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as a chapter of the laws of 2021, amending the Workers' Compensation Law in relation to requiring the Workers' Compensation Board to appoint the Uninsured Employers' Fund as the responsible party in cases when the identity of the responsible insurance carrier for the employer cannot be determined within thirty days of the filing of a new claim, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.6628-A and A.359-A, takes effect.
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