senate Bill S7458

Provides that any firefighter who is killed while performing services in the line of duty be included on the fallen firefighters memorial

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  • 22 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1112
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A10046

Summary

Provides that any firefighter who is killed while performing services in the line of duty be included on the fallen firefighters memorial.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10046
Versions:
S7458
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง159-a, Exec L

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BILL NUMBER:S7458

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the New York state
fallen firefighters memorial

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Provides that any firefighter who is killed while performing services in
the line of duty be included on the fallen firefighters memorial

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The Executive Law is amended by adding a new section 159-a which expands
inclusion on the Fallen Firefighter Memorial, and directs the Fallen
Firefighter Selection Committee to amend its election criteria to comply
with this new section.

JUSTIFICATION:
Before its inception in 1995, the operation and mission of the Fallen
Firefighters Memorial was decided through an extensive collaboration
between the Executive branch and firefighters from across the state,
including paid and non-paid.

It was decided then, under Governor George Pataki, that any firefighter
despite receiving a salary or not, deserved to be recognized and remem-
bered by having their name inscribed on the wall in New York state's
capital.

On April 30, 1998, James McGowan (a retired PUNY lieutenant), Gunnar
Nielsen, (who at the time was president of the Firemen's Association of
the State of New York), and Governor Pataki decided that the criterion
was to be as follows:

1. The person must be a bona fide member of a recognized Fire
protection Prevention organization.

2. The person must be engaged in a "line of duty" activity.

3. The death must be a direct and proximate result of the line of duty
injury.

The Fallen Firefighters Memorial is a source of pride and honor for
every firefighter in our state. The annual October ceremony draws fire-
fighters from every company in New York. In gathering together to recog-
nize those who made the ultimate sacrifice, the ceremony and the Memori-
al become a source of healing.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009/2010: S.8450 - Referred to Rules
S.6628 - Referred to Local Government

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  7458

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 22, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  the  New  York  state
  fallen firefighters memorial

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  159-a
to read as follows:
  S  159-A.  INCLUSION ON THE FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL.  IN THE CASE
OF A DEATH OF A FIREFIGHTER, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH  DEATH  OCCURRED
BEFORE,  ON,  OR  AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THAT RESULTS
FROM SERVICES PERFORMED IN THE LINE OF DUTY, AS DETERMINED BY AN AUTHOR-
ITATIVE AGENCY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WORKERS'  COMPENSATION
BOARD,  THE  FEDERAL  DEPARTMENT  OF  JUSTICE,  OR  THE  OFFICE  OF FIRE
PREVENTION AND CONTROL, THE NAME OF THAT FIREFIGHTER SHALL BE  INSCRIBED
UPON THE NEW YORK STATE FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL ON THE CAPITOL MALL
IN  ALBANY.   THE FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL SELECTION COMMITTEE SHALL
AMEND ITS ELECTION CRITERIA SO THAT IT  IS  NOT  IN  CONFLICT  WITH  THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15495-01-2

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