|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Oct 05, 2012||tabled|
|Oct 03, 2012||vetoed memo.154|
|Sep 21, 2012||delivered to governor|
|Jun 21, 2012||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1012
substituted for s7209
|Jun 21, 2012||substituted by a5739a|
|Jun 06, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 05, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 04, 2012||1st report cal.1012|
|May 02, 2012||referred to civil service and pensions|
senate Bill S7209Vetoed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A5739 - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
S7209 - Details
S7209 - Summary
Presumes for certain members of the NYS&LP&FRS that the contracting of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was in the discharge or performance of duties as the natural and proximate result of an accident; provides 3/4 pension for such members.
S7209 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7209 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to providing three-quarters of pension for police officers and firefighters who contract methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill intends to provide 2 police officers and firefighters a proper pension in the case of employment related disabilities. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would provide a 75% accidental disability benefit for police officers and firefighters provide the assumption that methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus was contracted in the line of duty. EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: Presently, police officers' and firefighters who suffer employment related disabilities such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, or HIV are able to receive a three quarters accidental disability benefit. This legislation would extend such a benefit to those police officers and firefighters who contract methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus.
S7209 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7209 I N S E N A T E May 2, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to providing three-quarters of pension for police officers and firefight- ers who contract methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding a new section 363-ddd to read as follows: S 363-DDD. IMPAIRMENTS OF HEALTH; PRESUMPTION; STAPH/MRSA. NOTWITH- STANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER OR OF ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY POLICE OFFICER OR FIREFIGHTER WHO IS COVERED BY THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THIS TITLE AND WHO CONTRACTS METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) OR STAPH/MRSA WILL BE PRESUMED TO HAVE CONTRACTED SUCH DISEASE IN THE PERFORMANCE OR DISCHARGE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS THE NATURAL AND PROXIMATE RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT AND TO BE DISABLED FROM THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE PROVEN BY COMPETENT EVIDENCE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50: This bill will affect certain members of the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System by presuming that contracting MRSA or Staph/MRSA will qualify them for an accidental disability retirement, unless the contrary be proven by competent evidence. If this bill is enacted, we anticipate that few additional accidental disability retirements will be granted, and thus, the resulting costs will be negligible. Summary of relevant resources: Data: March 31, 2011 Actuarial Year End File with distributions of membership and other statistics displayed in the 2011 Report of the Actuary and 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09554-03-2
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