Provides that any person who maintains his or her current workers' compensation insurance shall, subject to the board's approval, be removed from the debarment list.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to the removal from debarment list
PURPOSE: To remove persons and entities that are on the workers compensation debarment list that are now current in their workers compensation insurance, to the satisfaction of the Workers compensation Board.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Section 141-b of the Worker's Compensation Law, as added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2007, is amended by providing that any person who maintains his or her current workers' compensation insurance may, subject to the board's approval, be removed from the debarment list.
Section 2 : This act shall take effect immediately
JUSTIFICATION: No person or entity should be debarred from municipal agreements due to the fact that they were at one time late with their workers compensation insurance payments but have since become current and the Workers Compensation Board is satisfied they are not abusing the system.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010 - Died in Labor Committee 2009 - Died in Labor Committee 2008 - Died in Labor Committee
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1816 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 13, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- 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 the removal from debarment list THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 141-b of the workers' compensation law, as added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: S 141-b. Suspension and debarment. Any person subject to a final assessment of civil fines or penalties or a stop-work order, or that has been convicted of a misdemeanor for a violation of sections twenty-six, fifty-two or one hundred thirty-one of this chapter, and any substan- tially-owned affiliated entity of such person, shall be ineligible to submit a bid on or be awarded any public work contract or subcontract with the state, any municipal corporation or public body for a period of one year from the final determination or conviction. Any person convicted of a felony under this article, or a misdemeanor under sections one hundred twenty-five and one hundred twenty-five-a of this chapter shall be ineligible to submit a bid on or be awarded any public work contract or subcontract with the state, any municipal corporation or public body for a period of five years from such conviction. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY PERSON WHO MAINTAINS HIS OR HER CURRENT WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE MAY, SUBJECT TO THE BOARD'S APPROVAL, BE REMOVED FROM THE DEBARMENT LIST. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06919-01-1