Bill S7243-2011

Relates to directing the granting of excused leave to public officers and employees of this state to undertake screening for cervical cancer

Relates to directing the granting of four hours of excused leave to public officers and employees of this state, any county, any municipality or school district, to undertake screening for cervical cancer.

Details

Actions

  • May 31, 2012: referred to governmental employees
  • May 31, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 31, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • May 16, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 15, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 14, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.748
  • May 2, 2012: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Civil Service and Pensions - May 14, 2012
Ayes (9): Golden, Fuschillo, Hannon, Lanza, Martins, Addabbo, Dilan, Savino, Serrano
Ayes W/R (1): Perkins
Nays (2): Little, O'Mara

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7243

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to directing the granting of excused leave to public officers and employees of this state to undertake screening for cervical cancer

PURPOSE: This bill would grant excused leave of absence of up to four hours to public officers and employees of this state or employees of any county, municipality or school district to undertake screening for cervical cancer.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends Sec. 159-b of the civil services law to add cervical cancer screening to existing provisions which allows every public officer or employee of this state or employee of any county, municipality or school district to be absent from her duties or services for four hours on an annual basis for screening of breast cancer.

Section 2 of the bill provides for an effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This benefit is already provided in statute to encourage breast cancer screening. Early detection of cervical cancer, as well as breast cancer, is critical to treatment, survivorship, and reduction of costs. New York State would send a powerful message in the fight against cervical cancer and set a positive example to employers across the state by encouraging its employees to undertake cervical cancer screening.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary. For the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7243 IN SENATE May 2, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to directing the granting of excused leave to public officers and employees of this state to undertake screening for cervical cancer THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 159-b of the civil service law, the section heading as amended by chapter 566 of the laws of 2006, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 391 of the laws of 2008, are amended to read as follows: Excused leave to undertake a screening for breast cancer OR CERVICAL CANCER. 1. Every public officer, employee of this state, employee of any coun- ty, employee of any community college, employee of any public authority, employee of any public benefit corporation, employee of any board of cooperative educational services (BOCES), employee of any vocational education and extension board, or a school district enumerated in section one of chapter five hundred sixty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-seven, employee of any municipality, employee of any school district or any employee of a participating employer in the New York state and local employees' retirement system or any employee of a participating employer in the New York state teachers' retirement system shall be entitled to absent himself or herself and shall be deemed to have a paid leave of absence from his or her duties or service as such public officer or employee of this state, employee of any county, employee of any community college, employee of any public authority, employee of any public benefit corporation, employee of any board of cooperative educational services (BOCES), employee of any vocational education and extension board, or a school district enumerated in section one of chapter five hundred sixty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-seven, employee of any municipality, employee of any school district, or any employee of a participating employer in the New York state and local employees' retirement system or any employee of a
participating employer in the New York state teachers' retirement system for a sufficient period of time, not to exceed four hours on an annual basis, to undertake a screening for breast cancer OR CERVICAL CANCER. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

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