S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 27, 2009
Introduced by Sen. FOLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- recom-
mitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance with Senate
Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law, in relation to
the expansion of coverage to include cancer of the digestive, hemato-
logical, lymphatic, urinary and prostate systems
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The volunteer firefighters' benefit law is amended by
adding a new section 11-d to read as follows:
S 11-D. CERTAIN IMPAIRMENTS OF HEALTH; PRESUMPTION. NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER TO THE CONTRARY, ANY (I) MELANOMA OR
(II) CONDITION OF CANCER AFFECTING LYMPHATIC, DIGESTIVE, HEMATOLOGICAL,
URINARY OR PROSTATE SYSTEMS, RESULTING IN TOTAL OR PARTIAL DISABILITY OR
DEATH TO A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER, WHO SUCCESSFULLY PASSED A PHYSICAL
EXAMINATION ON ENTRY INTO FIREFIGHTER SERVICE, WHICH EXAMINATION FAILED
TO REVEAL ANY EVIDENCE OF SUCH A MELANOMA OR CONDITION, SHALL BE
PRESUMPTIVE EVIDENCE THAT IT WAS INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE AND
DISCHARGE OF DUTY UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE PROVED BY COMPETENT EVIDENCE.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT TO
AND INCLUDING THE THIRTIETH DAY OF JUNE, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.