Bill Text: NY A03246 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Permits state employees to be excused from work without loss of compensation for up to four hours to donate blood; permits supervisor to require proof of such donation.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-19 - reported referred to ways and means [A03246 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03246-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 29, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, COLTON, AUBRY -- Multi-Spon-
          sored  by  -- M.   of A. GALEF, ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Governmental Employees
        AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to permitting employ-
          ees of the state to be excused from work to donate blood
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  civil service law is amended by adding a new section
     2  159-d to read as follows:
     3    § 159-d. Excused leave to donate blood. 1.  Every  public  officer  or
     4  employee  of  this  state shall be entitled to absent himself or herself
     5  and shall be deemed to have a leave of absence from his or her duties or
     6  service as such public officer or employee of this state, for  a  suffi-
     7  cient  period  of  time, not to exceed four hours on an annual basis, to
     8  donate blood.
     9    2. A supervisor of any such public officer or employee may require the
    10  public officer or employee to  provide  written  substantiation  from  a
    11  donation center or entity coordinating donations that the public officer
    12  or employee actually donated blood during the excused absence.
    13    3.  The entire period of the leave of absence granted pursuant to this
    14  section shall be excused leave and shall  not  be  charged  against  any
    15  other  leave  such public officer or employee of this state is otherwise
    16  entitled to.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.