senate Bill S7636A

Relates to performance of duty disability payments for court officers employed by the eighth judicial district

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  • 21 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 7636A

Summary

Relates to performance of duty disability payments for court officers employed by the eighth judicial district.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S7636
S7636A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง207-c, Gen Muni L

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BILL NUMBER:S7636A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to optional disability coverage for court officers in the eighth
judicial district

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To provide disability coverage to court officers for injuries or
sickness resulting from the performance of their duties.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

The bill amends section 207-c of the general municipal law to include
court officers employed by the eighth judicial district in the list of
employees eligible to receive disability coverage for injuries or
sickness in the performance of their duties.

JUSTIFICATION:

The state of New York provides for disability coverage to a wide range
of state and local government employees, including sheriffs,
corrections officers, police officers, fire inspectors, and others,
for job-related injuries and sickness. The general municipal law
arbitrarily excludes court officers, who face similar risks of injury
and sickness on the job. This bill addresses this inequity by
including court officers in the eighth judicial district.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

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
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                                 7636--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Local  Government  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to optional disa-
  bility coverage for court officers in the eighth judicial district

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 207-c of the general municipal
law, as amended by section 3 of chapter 675 of  the  laws  of  1997,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1. Any sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or corrections officer of
the  sheriff's  department  of  any county (hereinafter referred to as a
"policeman") or any member of a police force of any county, city of less
than one million population, town or village, or of any district,  agen-
cy,  board,  body  or commission thereof, or a detective-investigator or
any  other  investigator  who  is  a  police  officer  pursuant  to  the
provisions  of  the  criminal  procedure law employed in the office of a
district attorney of any county, or any corrections officer of the coun-
ty of Erie department of corrections, OR ANY  OFFICER  EMPLOYED  BY  THE
EIGHTH  JUDICIAL  DISTRICT,  or an advanced ambulance medical technician
employed by the county of Nassau, or  any  supervising  fire  inspector,
fire  inspector,  fire  marshal or assistant fire marshal employed full-
time in the county of Nassau fire marshal's office, or at the option  of
the  county of Nassau, any probation officer of the county of Nassau who
is injured in the performance of his duties or who is taken  sick  as  a
result  of the performance of his duties so as to necessitate medical or
other lawful remedial treatment shall be paid  by  the  municipality  by
which  he  is  employed  the  full amount of his regular salary or wages
until his disability arising therefrom has ceased, and, in addition such
municipality shall be liable for all medical treatment and hospital care
necessitated by reason of such injury or illness.    Provided,  however,
and notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the munic-
ipal  health  authorities  or any physician appointed for the purpose by

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15319-02-4

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the municipality, after a determination has first been  made  that  such
injury  or sickness was incurred during, or resulted from, such perform-
ance of duty, may attend any such injured or sick policeman,  from  time
to  time, for the purpose of providing medical, surgical or other treat-
ment, or for making inspections and the municipality shall not be liable
for salary or wages payable to  such  policeman,  or  for  the  cost  of
medical  treatment  or  hospital  care furnished after such date as such
health authorities or physician shall certify that such injured or  sick
policeman  has  recovered  and is physically able to perform his regular
duties. Any injured or sick policeman who shall refuse to accept medical
treatment or hospital care or shall refuse to permit medical inspections
as herein authorized, including examinations pursuant to subdivision two
of this section, shall be deemed to have waived his  rights  under  this
section  in  respect  to expenses for medical treatment or hospital care
rendered and for salary or wages payable after such refusal.
  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,  a  provider  of
medical  treatment or hospital care furnished pursuant to the provisions
of this section shall not collect or attempt  to  collect  reimbursement
for such treatment or care from any such policeman, a member of a police
force  of  any county, city, any such advanced ambulance medical techni-
cian or any such detective-investigator or any other  such  investigator
who  is  a  police  officer  pursuant  to the provisions of the criminal
procedure law.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 207-c of the general municipal  law,  as
amended  by  section 4 of chapter 675 of the laws of 1997, is amended to
read as follows:
  1. Any sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or corrections officer of
the sheriff's department of any county or any member of a  police  force
of  any  county,  city  of  less  than  one  million population, town or
village, or of any district, agency, board, body or commission  thereof,
or  any LIRR police officer as defined in paragraph two of subdivision a
of section three hundred eighty-nine of the retirement and social  secu-
rity  law  whose  benefits  are provided in and pursuant to such section
three hundred eighty-nine, or  a  detective-investigator  or  any  other
investigator  who  is a police officer pursuant to the provisions of the
criminal procedure law employed in the office of a district attorney  of
any  county, or any corrections officer of the county of Erie department
of corrections, OR ANY OFFICER EMPLOYED BY THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT,
or an advanced ambulance medical technician employed by  the  county  of
Nassau, or any supervising fire inspector, fire inspector, fire marshal,
or  assistant  fire  marshal  employed full-time in the county of Nassau
fire marshal's office, or at the option of the  county  of  Nassau,  any
probation officer of the county of Nassau who is injured in the perform-
ance  of  his duties or who is taken sick as a result of the performance
of his duties so as to necessitate  medical  or  other  lawful  remedial
treatment shall be paid by the municipality or The Long Island Rail Road
Company by which he is employed the full amount of his regular salary or
wages  from  such  employer  until  his disability arising therefrom has
ceased, and, in addition such municipality or The Long Island Rail  Road
Company  shall  be  liable  for  all medical treatment and hospital care
necessitated by reason of such injury or illness.    Provided,  however,
and notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the munic-
ipal  or  The  Long  Island  Rail Road Company health authorities or any
physician appointed for the purpose by  the  municipality  or  The  Long
Island  Rail  Road Company, as relevant, after a determination has first
been made that such injury or sickness was incurred during, or  resulted

S. 7636--A                          3

from,  such  performance  of  duty,  may attend any such injured or sick
policeman, from time to time, for  the  purpose  of  providing  medical,
surgical  or other treatment, or for making inspections, and the munici-
pality  or  The Long Island Rail Road Company, as the case may be, shall
not be liable for salary or wages payable to such policeman, or for  the
cost  of medical treatment or hospital care furnished after such date as
such health authorities or physician shall certify that such injured  or
sick policeman has recovered and is physically able to perform his regu-
lar  duties.  Any  injured  or sick policeman who shall refuse to accept
medical treatment or hospital care or shall  refuse  to  permit  medical
inspections  as  herein  authorized,  including examinations pursuant to
subdivision two of this section, shall be  deemed  to  have  waived  his
rights  under  this section in respect to expenses for medical treatment
or hospital care rendered and for salary or  wages  payable  after  such
refusal.
  Notwithstanding  any  provision  of law to the contrary, a provider of
medical treatment or hospital care furnished pursuant to the  provisions
of  this  section  shall not collect or attempt to collect reimbursement
for such treatment or care from any such policeman or any such  advanced
ambulance medical technician.
  S  3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend-
ments to subdivision 1 of section 207-c of  the  general  municipal  law
made  by  section one of this act shall be subject to the expiration and
reversion of such subdivision pursuant to section 7 of  chapter  628  of
the  laws  of  1991,  as  amended, when upon such date the provisions of
section two of this act shall take effect.

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