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Peter Oberacker

51st Senate District

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Anna M. Kaplan

7th Senate District

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Daniel G. Stec

45th Senate District

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Requires electric corporations to prioritize restoring services to police departments, fire departments, and ambulance services, when such services are interrupted; prohibits such corporations from charging rate payers a higher rate for extra costs incurred due to prioritizing such services; requires that police departments, fire departments, or ambulance services be registered with the division of homeland security and emergency services for emergency provisions to apply.


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

May 24, 2022

Passed Senate & Assembly

Sponsor: Anna M. Kaplan

Establishes a volunteer firefighters' benefit claim assistance unit to initiate contact with an injured firefighter or his or her surviving dependents and assist with filing claims and expediting payments.


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

January 05, 2022

In Senate Committee Local Government Committee

Sponsor: Anna M. Kaplan

Gives state income tax credit to volunteer firefighters and members of volunteer ambulance corps in good standing up to $1200; requires such member must be in good standing for a minimum of five years and maintain continued eligibility.


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

January 05, 2022

In Senate Committee Budget And Revenue Committee

Sponsor: Anna M. Kaplan

Gives state income tax credit to volunteer firefighters and members of volunteer ambulance corps in good standing up to $1200; must be in good standing for a minimum of five years and maintain continued eligibility.


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

January 08, 2020

In Senate Committee Budget And Revenue Committee

Sponsor: Anna M. Kaplan

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