|SAME AS||SAME AS A10401|
|COSPNSR||GOUNARDES, BAILEY, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KENNEDY, MARTINEZ, MAY, MAYER, METZGER, MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SAVINO, STAVISKY|
|Amd 3, Work Comp L|
|Includes exposure to novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as an occupational disease for which compensation shall be payable for disabilities sustained or death incurred by an employee.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8266 IN SENATE May 1, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RAMOS, GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to including exposure to novel coronavirus, COVID-19 as an occupational disease The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Paragraph 30 of subdivision 2 of section 3 of the workers' 2 compensation law is renumbered paragraph 31 and a new paragraph 30 is 3 added to read as follows: 4 30. Novel coronavirus, 30. Any and all work that causes workers to 5 COVID-19 exposure. be in contact with the public, patients, 6 inmates, residents, parolees, 7 clients, students, customers, 8 diners, persons in the 9 custody of the state or any 10 of its political subdivisions, 11 or travelers during an outbreak of the novel 12 coronavirus, COVID-19; or any 13 and all work that could 14 expose workers to novel 15 coronavirus, COVID-19, which 16 shall include, but not be limited to, 17 work in a hospital, 18 medical facility, laboratory, 19 medical office, nursing 20 home, correctional facility, 21 mental health facility, social 22 services facility, airport, 23 bus station, train station, 24 subway station, park, restaurant, 25 cafeteria, retail 26 facility, airplane, bus, train, 27 subway, university, college, 28 school, daycare facility, EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16203-01-0S. 8266 2 1 childcare facility, hotel, resort, 2 casino, convention center, 3 meeting facility or work for a 4 public utility, work for any businesses 5 deemed to provide essential services 6 during an outbreak of the 7 novel coronavirus, COVID-19, any work outside 8 the home during a period of closure 9 of non-essential businesses, or public 10 employment during an outbreak of 11 the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. 12 § 2. The closing paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 3 of the work- 13 ers' compensation law, as amended by chapter 666 of the laws of 1971, is 14 amended to read as follows: 15 Nothing in paragraph [ thirty] thirty-one of this subdivision shall be 16 construed to apply to any disability or death due to any disease 17 described in paragraph twenty-nine of this subdivision. 18 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.