senate Bill S1929

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases permanent total disability benefits

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Jan 14, 2011 referred to local government

S1929 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8, Vol Ffs Ben L; amd §8, Vol Amb Wkr Ben L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S776, A4612

S1929 - Summary

Increases permanent total disability benefits for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers from four hundred dollars to four hundred fifty dollars.

S1929 - Sponsor Memo

S1929 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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

                            January 14, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  ALESI  -- 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 and  the  volun-
  teer  ambulance workers' benefit law, in relation to increasing perma-
  nent total disability benefits


  Section  1.  Section  8 of the volunteer firefighters' benefit law, as
amended by chapter 574 of the laws  of  1998,  is  amended  to  read  as
  S  8.  Permanent total disability benefits. In the case of total disa-
bility adjudged to be permanent the volunteer firefighter shall be  paid
four hundred FIFTY dollars for each week during the continuance thereof.
Permanent  total  disability,  within the meaning of this section, shall
exist only if the earning capacity of the volunteer firefighter has been
lost permanently and totally as the result of the injury.  The  loss  of
both  hands,  or both arms, or both feet, or both legs, or both eyes, or
any two thereof, shall, in  the  absence  of  conclusive  proof  to  the
contrary,  constitute permanent total disability, but in all other cases
permanent total disability shall be determined in  accordance  with  the
facts.  Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, an injured
volunteer firefighter disabled due to the loss or total loss of  use  of
both  eyes,  or both hands, or both arms, or both feet, or both legs, or
any two thereof shall not suffer any diminution of such  weekly  benefit
by  engaging  in business or employment provided his or her weekly earn-
ings or wages, when combined with his or her weekly benefit shall not be
in excess of six hundred dollars; and further provided that the applica-
tion of this section shall not result in reduction of benefits which  an
injured  volunteer  firefighter who is disabled due to the loss or total
loss of use of both eyes, or both hands, or both arms, or both feet,  or

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


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