senate Bill S2575A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that the death of a member of the New York state and local police and fire retirement system from heart disease shall be deemed accidental

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to civil service and pensions
May 14, 2013 print number 2575a
amend and recommit to civil service and pensions
Jan 22, 2013 referred to civil service and pensions

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S2575 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §361, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6646

S2575 - Summary

Provides that the death of a member of the New York state and local police and fire retirement system from heart disease during the course of his or her employment shall be deemed an accidental death for purposes of survivor benefits.

S2575 - Sponsor Memo

S2575 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2575

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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
  accidental  death  benefits payable to beneficiaries of members of the
  New York state and local police and fire retirement system

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision a of section 361 of the retirement and social
security law is amended by adding a new closing  paragraph  to  read  as
follows:
  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION AND SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE-A
OF  THIS TITLE, ANY CONDITION OF IMPAIRMENT OF HEALTH CAUSED BY DISEASES
OF THE HEART WHICH RESULTS IN THE DEATH OF A MEMBER SHALL BE  DEEMED  TO
HAVE  BEEN  INCURRED  AS THE NATURAL AND PROXIMATE RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT
SUSTAINED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTY IN THE SERVICE UPON  WHICH  HIS  OR
HER MEMBERSHIP WAS BASED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07333-01-3

S2575A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §361, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6646

S2575A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the death of a member of the New York state and local police and fire retirement system from heart disease during the course of his or her employment shall be deemed an accidental death for purposes of survivor benefits.

S2575A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2575A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2575--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to
  accidental death benefits payable to beneficiaries of members  of  the
  New York state and local police and fire retirement system

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

  Section 1. Subdivision a of section 361 of the retirement  and  social
security  law  is  amended  by adding a new closing paragraph to read as
follows:
  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION AND SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE-A
OF THIS TITLE, ANY CONDITION OF IMPAIRMENT OF HEALTH CAUSED BY  DISEASES
OF  THE  HEART WHICH RESULTS IN THE DEATH OF A MEMBER SHALL BE DEEMED TO
HAVE BEEN INCURRED AS THE NATURAL AND PROXIMATE RESULT  OF  AN  ACCIDENT
SUSTAINED  IN  THE  PERFORMANCE OF DUTY IN THE SERVICE UPON WHICH HIS OR
HER MEMBERSHIP WAS BASED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--This bill would amend the Retirement and Social Security
Law in relation to heart disease related deaths for police officers  who
are  members  of the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement
System (PFRS).  It would grant accidental death benefits for heart cases
by deeming such deaths to have been  sustained  in  the  performance  of
duty,  and  the  natural and proximate result of an accident, unless the
contrary be proven by competent evidence. The same criteria  that  exist
for  determining  accidental  death  benefits  for firefighters would be
extended to police officers.
  If this bill is enacted, more  accidental  deaths  benefits  would  be
granted. The estimated increase in the annual contributions to the State
of  New York for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 would be approxi-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07333-03-3

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