Bill Text: NY A05595 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Grants excused leave to civil service employees during states of emergency as declared by the federal, state or a municipal government, when such employees are members of a volunteer fire department or a volunteer ambulance or rescue squad.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 12-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-13 - referred to governmental employees [A05595 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05595-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          5595
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 13, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. MANKTELOW, BRABENEC, DeSTEFANO, GIGLIO, MONTESA-
          NO, HAWLEY, CROUCH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. McDONOUGH,  STEC,
          WALSH  --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on Governmental
          Employees
        AN ACT to amend the civil service law,  in  relation  to  directing  the
          granting  of  excused leave to civil service employees who are members
          of a volunteer fire department or  a  volunteer  ambulance  or  rescue
          squad during a state of emergency
          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 89
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 89. Excused leave during a state of emergency. 1. Every person hold-
     4  ing a position in the civil service who is a member of a volunteer  fire
     5  department or of a volunteer ambulance squad shall be entitled to absent
     6  himself  or  herself and shall be deemed to have a leave of absence from
     7  his or her duties or service as such civil service  employee,  during  a
     8  state  of emergency as declared by the federal, the state or a municipal
     9  government, when such civil service  employee  is  required  to  perform
    10  duties  or services for such volunteer department or squad as the result
    11  of the state of emergency.
    12    2. The entire period of the leave of absence granted pursuant to  this
    13  section  shall  be  excused  leave  and shall not be charged against any
    14  other leave such civil service employee is otherwise entitled to.
    15    3. Every civil service employee taking such a leave of  absence  shall
    16  maintain  a  log  of  all  volunteer hours performed during the state of
    17  emergency. Such log shall be signed by the employee and a  line  officer
    18  of  the  volunteer  organization,  and  be  submitted  to the employee's
    19  employer.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
    21  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08930-01-9
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