Bill S7409-2009

Makes provisions permanent relating to the establishment of an alternative dispute resolution system to resolve certain claims through collective bargaining agreements

Makes permanent provisions relating to the establishment of an alternative dispute resolution system to resolve certain claims through collective bargaining agreements.

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Actions

  • Jun 14, 2010: SUBSTITUTED BY A9898
  • Jun 10, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 9, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 8, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.847
  • May 3, 2010: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • Apr 8, 2010: REFERRED TO LABOR

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Labor - May 3, 2010
Ayes (15): Onorato, Stachowski, Breslin, Dilan, Klein, Savino, Stewart-Cousins, Perkins, Addabbo, Robach, Marcellino, Alesi, Fuschillo, Leibell, McDonald
Excused (1): Morahan
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Codes - Jun 8, 2010
Ayes (12): Schneiderman, Breslin, Duane, Parker, Huntley, Sampson, Klein, Perkins, Squadron, DeFrancisco, Bonacic, Flanagan
Ayes W/R (4): Volker, Saland, Golden, Lanza

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S7409

TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend chapter 491 of the laws of 1995 amending the workers' compensation law relating to permitting the establishment of an alternative dispute resolution system to resolve workers' compensation claims through collective bargaining agreements, in relation to making such provisions permanent

PURPOSE : To establish on a permanent basis the alternative dispute resolution system for resolving workers' compensation claims in the construction industry.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one of the bill makes permanent the use of alternative dispute resolution under collective bargaining agreements to resolve workers' compensation claims in the construction industry.

EXISTING LAW : Present law expires on December 31, 2010.

JUSTIFICATION : The Legislature established the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system in 1995 to provide an alternative way to resolve workers' compensation claims in the construction industry. The program started as a five-year pilot program for employers and workers who agree to use ADR under their collective bargaining agreements. The program proved to be successful in expeditiously resolving disputes and delivering workers' compensation benefits for injured workers. The Legislature has extended the pilot program twice. Since ADR has had proven track record of success for the past 15 years, the program should be made permanent.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New Bill.

Chapter 491 of the laws of 1995 established the ADR until December 31, 2000. Chapter 464 of the laws of 1999 extended the ADR until December 31, 2005. Chapter 649 of the laws of 2005 extended the ADR until December 31, 2010.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.

EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediate.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7409 IN SENATE April 8, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ONORATO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend chapter 491 of the laws of 1995 amending the workers' compensation law relating to permitting the establishment of an alter- native dispute resolution system to resolve workers' compensation claims through collective bargaining agreements, in relation to making such provisions permanent THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 491 of the laws of 1995 amending the workers' compensation law relating to permitting the establishment of an alternative dispute resolution system to resolve workers' compensation claims through collective bargaining agreements, as amended by chapter 649 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: S 4. This act shall take effect immediately[, provided, however, that the provisions of subdivision 2-c of section 25 of the workers' compen- sation law, as added by section one of this act, shall expire and be deemed repealed on and after December 31, 2010]. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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