|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to local government|
|Jan 14, 2011||referred to local government|
senate Bill S1929
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1929 - Details
S1929 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1929 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law and the volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law, in relation to increasing permanent total disability benefits PURPOSE: To increase the benefits received by totally disabled volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 8 of the volunteer firefighters law to increase the benefits paid to permanently totally disabled firefighters from $400 to $450. Section 2: Amends section 8 of the volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law to increase the benefits paid to permanently totally disabled ambulance workers from $400 to $450. Section 3: Effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Volunteer firefighters who are injured in the course of their volunteer service are eligible under State law to receive workers' compensation for their injuries. The State has enacted these benefits in recognition that these volunteers provide enormously important services to our communities.
S1929 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1929 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 follows: 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. LBD05445-01-1
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