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In 2008, the NYS Workers Comp Bill passed both NYS Assembly and Senate but Governor Paterson vetoed it, refusing to sign it into law.

 

S.2038 LaValle / A.3897 Brodsky – Includes Lyme disease as an occupational disease which is compensable under the workers' compensation law

Many thanks to Senator Kenneth LaValle and to Assemblymen Richard Brodsky and Marc Alessi and to all those who supported and voted to pass this bill.

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=a3897 (n/a - old link)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008  

 
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Bill Summary   -   A03897
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A03897 Summary:

BILL NO    A03897

SAME AS    Same as Uni. S 2038

SPONSOR    Brodsky

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.

A03897 Actions:

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 reported
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

A03897 Votes:


A03897 Memo:

 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.
 

 

SEE GOVERNOR PATTERSON'S STATEMENT UPON HIS VETO OF THIS BILL