BILL NO A03897
SAME AS Same as Uni. S 2038
COSPNSR Colton, Alessi
MLTSPNSR Gordon T, Perry
Amd S3, Work Comp L
Includes Lyme Disease (Lyme Borrcliosis) as an occupational disease which is
compensable under the workers` compensation law.
BILL NO A03897
01/30/2007 referred to labor
06/12/2007 reported referred to ways and means
01/09/2008 referred to labor
05/06/2008 reported referred to ways and means
06/23/2008 reported referred to rules
06/23/2008 rules report cal.689
06/23/2008 substituted by s2038
S02038 AMEND= LAVALLE
01/30/2007 REFERRED TO LABOR
02/05/2007 1ST REPORT CAL.101
02/06/2007 2ND REPORT CAL.
02/07/2007 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
04/23/2007 PASSED SENATE
04/23/2007 DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
04/23/2007 referred to labor
01/09/2008 died in assembly
01/09/2008 returned to senate
01/09/2008 REFERRED TO LABOR
01/22/2008 1ST REPORT CAL.53
01/23/2008 2ND REPORT CAL.
01/28/2008 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
01/29/2008 PASSED SENATE
01/29/2008 DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
01/29/2008 referred to labor
06/23/2008 substituted for a3897
06/23/2008 ordered to third reading rules cal.689
06/23/2008 passed assembly
06/23/2008 returned to senate
07/25/2008 DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
08/05/2008 VETOED MEMO.66
BILL NUMBER: A3897
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the workers` compensation law, in
relation to including Lyme disease as an occupational disease
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA : To add Lyme Disease to those occupational
diseases which are compensable under the Workers` Compensation Law.
JUSTIFICATION : We have worked closely with several groups to come
up with language that protects people who are harmed on the job from
lyme disease while making such that this bill applies only to those
harmed on the job.
The spread of Lyme Disease on Long Island and other parts of New York
State among workers who are involved in outdoor activities has been
growing steadily in the past few years. The disease is spread by a
tick which is encountered in the brush. The cost of treatment for this
debilitating disease is expensive.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.1246 (1995-96) S.2715 (1997-98); S.1026 (1999-2000); S.0522
(2001-2002); S.3321 (2003-2004), A.1458 (2005-06; Veto 359 of 2006)..
FISCAL IMPLICATION FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS : Compensation
for those afflicted under Workers` Compensation.
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.