senate Bill S277

Amended

Authorizes mutual aid agreements between counties for the provision of services by coroners and medical examiners and requires certain training

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 29 / Feb / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.207
  • 01 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 277A
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 277B
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Summary

Authorizes mutual aid agreements between counties for the provision of services by coroners and medical examiners; establishes medical-legal investigation training requirements for coroners and coroner's deputies.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S277
S277A
S277B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง672, County L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S3220

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S277

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the county law, in relation to mutual aid agreements between
counties for the provision of services by coroners and medical examiners

PURPOSE:
To allow coroners' services from adjacent counties to assist
a county in a time of disaster.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the county
law by adding a new
section 672, which authorizes counties to enter into written or
mutual aid agreements for the provision of services provided by the
county coroner's office or the office of the medical examiner in such
counties.

Section 2 provides that this bill shall not alter the liability of any
county that enters into a mutual aid agreement under this bill to a
third party claimant for any cause of action that arises out of such
an agreement. In addition, proper venue shall be any of the counties
involved.

Section 3 states the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Recent events, natural catastrophe or
terrorist-related, have brought to light the need for cooperation
between counties to assist one another in the expedient management of
mass casualties. As the law exists today, a large scale catastrophe
would be too large of a burden for counties with only one coroner.
Additionally, if the existing coroner falls ill, there is no one to
replace him. These mutual aid agreements would improve counties'
capabilities to manage emergencies and deaths.

BILL HISTORY:
S.2621-A 2007/2008; Advanced to Third Reading,
Committed to Rules Committee.
S.3220 of 2009/2010; Referred to Local Government

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   277

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, ALESI, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, GRIF-
  FO, RANZENHOFER, SALAND, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed,  and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN  ACT  to  amend  the county law, in relation to mutual aid agreements
  between counties for the provision of services by coroners and medical
  examiners

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  county law is amended by adding a new section 672 to
read as follows:
  S 672. MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS FOR CORONERS' SERVICES. 1.   TWO OR  MORE
COUNTIES  ARE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO WRITTEN MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS FOR
THE PROVISION OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE  COUNTY  CORONER'S  OFFICE  OR
OFFICE  OF  THE  MEDICAL EXAMINER IN SUCH COUNTIES. EACH COUNTY SHALL BE
LIABLE FOR ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ITS  EMPLOYEES  OR  AGENTS  WHEN  ACTING
PURSUANT  TO SUCH AN AGREEMENT IN THE SAME MANNER AND TO THE SAME EXTENT
AS IF SUCH ACTS OR  OMISSIONS  OCCURRED  WITHIN  THE  COUNTY;  AND  SUCH
EMPLOYEES  OR AGENTS SHALL HAVE IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES FOR THEIR ACTS
OR OMISSIONS WHEN ACTING PURSUANT TO  SUCH  AN  AGREEMENT  IN  THE  SAME
MANNER  AND  TO  THE  SAME  EXTENT AS IF SUCH ACTS OR OMISSIONS OCCURRED
WITHIN THE COUNTY; EXCEPT THAT SUCH A CONTRACT MAY  APPORTION  LIABILITY
OTHERWISE BETWEEN OR AMONG THE COUNTIES.
  2.  NOTHING  IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO ALTER THE LIABILITY
OF ANY COUNTY THAT ENTERS INTO A MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT PURSUANT  TO  THIS
SECTION  TO  A  THIRD PARTY CLAIMANT FOR ANY CAUSE OF ACTION THAT ARISES
OUT OF SUCH AGREEMENT. THE PROPER VENUE FOR ANY  SUCH  CAUSE  OF  ACTION
SHALL BE IN ANY OF THE COUNTIES INVOLVED IN SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01670-01-1

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