S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 14, 2011
Introduced by Sen. SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
AN ACT to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law, in relation to
the New York state fallen firefighter memorial
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 7 of the volunteer firefighters' benefit law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 47 to read as follows:
47. IN THE CASE OF A DEATH OF A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER, REGARDLESS OF
WHETHER SUCH DEATH OCCURRED BEFORE, ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF
THIS SUBDIVISION, THAT RESULTS FROM SERVICES PERFORMED IN THE LINE OF
DUTY, AS DETERMINED BY AN AUTHORITATIVE AGENCY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMIT-
ED TO, THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD, THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF
JUSTICE, THE OFFICE OF FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OR PURSUANT TO THIS
CHAPTER, THE NAME OF THAT FIREFIGHTER SHALL BE INSCRIBED UPON THE NEW
YORK STATE FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL ON THE CAPITOL MALL IN ALBANY.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.