senate Bill S4517

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the reduction of disability retirement benefits of responders to the 9/11 attack, by any amount of workers' compensation benefits received

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Prohibits the reduction of disability retirement benefits of responders to the 9/11 attack, by any amount of workers' compensation benefits received.

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BILL NUMBER:S4517

TITLE OF BILL: An act to prohibit the reduction of the disability
retirements of responders, injured at the site of the World Trade
Center terrorist attack, by any workers' compensation payments
received by such first responders

PURPOSE: To prohibit the reduction of disability retirement benefits
of responders to the 9/11 attack, by any amount of workers'
compensation benefits received.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of
law to the contrary, the disability retirement benefits from any
public retirement system of the state, as defined in section 501 of
the retirement and social security law, of any retired member of such
system who was a police officer, a firefighter or certified first
responder, as defined in section 3001 of the public health law, and
whose disability arose as the natural and proximate result of
participation in the rescue effort conducted in response to the World
Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, shall not be reduced or set
off by the amounts of any workers' compensation benefits paid or
payable to such retiree. All workers' compensation benefits paid or
payable to every such retiree, shall be payable in addition to any
disability retirement for which the retiree is eligible. Section 2.
This act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill would be beneficial to 9/11 responder's
because they are currently having their pensions off-set by their
workers' compensation case dollar for dollar. Workers' compensation
should be an addition to their income, not an offset. Almost 12 years
after the tragic terrorist attacks, over 1,300 9/11 responders have
passed away. Many are waiting for DOG/Federal government to compensate
them. This bill would prohibit any reduction of their disability
retirement and ensure they receive the benefits to which they are
entitled.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4517

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 5, 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 prohibit  the  reduction  of  the  disability  retirements  of
  responders,  injured  at  the site of the World Trade Center terrorist
  attack, by any workers' compensation payments received by  such  first
  responders

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the  contrary,  the
disability  retirement benefits from any public retirement system of the
state, as defined in section 501 of the retirement and  social  security
law,  of  any  retired member of such system who was a police officer, a
firefighter or certified first responder, as defined in section 3001  of
the  public  health  law,  and whose disability arose as the natural and
proximate result of participation in  the  rescue  effort  conducted  in
response  to  the  World Trade Center attack on September 1, 2001, shall
not be reduced or set off by the amounts of  any  workers'  compensation
benefits paid or payable to such retiree.
  All workers' compensation benefits paid or payable to every such reti-
ree, shall be payable in addition to any disability retirement for which
the retiree is eligible.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09796-01-3

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