senate Bill S4936B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Expands the coverage to include cancer of the digestive, hematological, lymphatic, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and reproductive systems

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Jan 17, 2014 print number 4936b
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
Jun 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
May 06, 2013 print number 4936a
amend (t) and recommit to local government
May 01, 2013 referred to local government

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S4936 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1552A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-d, Vol Ffs Ben L

S4936 - Bill Texts

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Provides that any: (i) melanoma; or (ii) condition of cancer affecting lymphatic, digestive, hematological, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and reproductive systems, resulting in total or partial disability or death to a volunteer firefighter, who successfully passed a physical examination on entry into firefighter service, which examination failed to reveal any evidence of such a melanoma or condition, shall be presumptive evidence that it was incurred in the performance and discharge of duty unless the contrary be proven by competent evidence.

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BILL NUMBER:S4936

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit
law, in relation to the expansion of coverage to include neurological
cancers; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
expiration thereof

PURPOSE: This legislation is designed to expand the existing coverage
under the VFBL to include cancer of the digestive, hematological,
lymphatic, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and reproductive
systems.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The volunteer firefighters' benefit law is amended by
adding a new section 11-d to read as follows:

§ 11-d. Certain impairments of health; presumption. Notwithstanding
any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, any (i) melanoma
or (ii) condition of cancer affecting lymphatic, digestive,
hematological, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and
reproductive systems, resulting in total or partial disability or
death to a volunteer firefighter, who successfully passed a physical
examination on entry into firefighter service, which examination
failed to reveal any evidence of such a melanoma or condition, shall
be presumptive evidence that it was incurred in the performance and
discharge of duty unless the contrary be proved by competent evidence.
The provisions of this section shall remain in full force and effect
to and including the thirtieth day of June, two thousand fifteen.

JUSTIFICATION: Overexposure to smoke increases the risk of
contracting cancer of the lungs. In addition, exposure to smoke and
toxic fumes creates greater risk of cancer in other parts of the body
as well. For example, exposure to smoke and fumes through volunteer
firefighting may also cause cancer in an individual's esophagus,
stomach, blood, intestines, and even the brain.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4004A of 2011-2012

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE.STATE: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take immediately, with provisions.

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

                                  4936

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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, in relation  to
  the expansion of coverage to include neurological cancers; and provid-
  ing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The volunteer  firefighters'  benefit  law  is  amended  by
adding a new section 11-d to read as follows:
  S  11-D.  CERTAIN IMPAIRMENTS OF HEALTH; PRESUMPTION.  NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER TO THE CONTRARY,  ANY  CONDITION  OF
CANCER  AFFECTING  NEUROLOGICAL  SYSTEMS,  RESULTING IN TOTAL OR PARTIAL
DISABILITY OR DEATH TO A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER, WHO SUCCESSFULLY  PASSED
A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION ON ENTRY INTO FIREFIGHTER SERVICE, WHICH EXAMINA-
TION  FAILED TO REVEAL ANY EVIDENCE OF SUCH CONDITION, SHALL BE PRESUMP-
TIVE EVIDENCE THAT IT WAS INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE AND  DISCHARGE  OF
DUTY UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE PROVEN BY COMPETENT EVIDENCE.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed June 30, 2017.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07469-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S4936A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1552A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-d, Vol Ffs Ben L

S4936A - Bill Texts

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Provides that any: (i) melanoma; or (ii) condition of cancer affecting lymphatic, digestive, hematological, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and reproductive systems, resulting in total or partial disability or death to a volunteer firefighter, who successfully passed a physical examination on entry into firefighter service, which examination failed to reveal any evidence of such a melanoma or condition, shall be presumptive evidence that it was incurred in the performance and discharge of duty unless the contrary be proven by competent evidence.

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BILL NUMBER:S4936A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit
law, in relation to the expansion of coverage to include cancer of the
digestive, hematological, lymphatic, urinary, prostate, neurological,
breast and reproductive systems; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE:

This legislation is designed to expand the existing coverage under the
VFBL to include cancer of the digestive, hematological, lymphatic,
urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and reproductive systems.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The volunteer firefighters' benefit law is amended by
adding a new section 11-d to read as follows:

§ 11-d. Certain impairments of health; presumption. Notwithstanding
any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, any (i) melanoma
or (ii) condition of cancer affecting lymphatic, digestive,
hematological, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and
reproductive systems, resulting in total or partial disability or
death to a volunteer firefighter, who successfully passed a physical
examination on entry into firefighter service, which examination
failed to reveal any evidence of such a melanoma or condition, shall
be presumptive evidence that it was incurred in the performance and
discharge of duty unless the contrary be proved by competent evidence.
The provisions of this section shall remain in full force and effect
to and including the thirtieth day of June, two thousand fifteen.

JUSTIFICATION:

Overexposure to smoke increases the risk of contracting cancer of the
lungs. In addition, exposure to smoke and toxic fumes creates greater
risk of cancer in other parts of the body as well. For example,
exposure to smoke and fumes through volunteer firefighting may also
cause cancer in an individual's esophagus, stomach, blood, intestines,
and even the brain.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.4004A of 2011-2012

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take immediately, with provisions.

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

                                 4936--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Local  Government  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law, in relation  to
  the  expansion of coverage to include cancer of the digestive, hemato-
  logical, lymphatic, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and repro-
  ductive systems; and providing for the repeal of such provisions  upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The volunteer  firefighters'  benefit  law  is  amended  by
adding a new section 11-d to read as follows:
  S  11-D.  CERTAIN IMPAIRMENTS OF HEALTH; PRESUMPTION.  NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER TO THE CONTRARY, ANY:  (I) MELANOMA;
OR (II) CONDITION OF CANCER AFFECTING LYMPHATIC, DIGESTIVE,  HEMATOLOGI-
CAL,  URINARY,  PROSTATE,  NEUROLOGICAL, BREAST OR REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS,
RESULTING IN TOTAL OR PARTIAL DISABILITY OR DEATH TO A  VOLUNTEER  FIRE-
FIGHTER,  WHO  SUCCESSFULLY  PASSED A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION ON ENTRY INTO
FIREFIGHTER SERVICE, WHICH EXAMINATION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY EVIDENCE  OF
SUCH  A MELANOMA OR CONDITION, SHALL BE PRESUMPTIVE EVIDENCE THAT IT WAS
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE AND DISCHARGE OF DUTY UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE
PROVEN BY COMPETENT EVIDENCE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed June 30, 2017.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07469-02-3

Co-Sponsors

S4936B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1552A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-d, Vol Ffs Ben L

S4936B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Provides that any: (i) melanoma; or (ii) condition of cancer affecting lymphatic, digestive, hematological, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and reproductive systems, resulting in total or partial disability or death to a volunteer firefighter, who successfully passed a physical examination on entry into firefighter service, which examination failed to reveal any evidence of such a melanoma or condition, shall be presumptive evidence that it was incurred in the performance and discharge of duty unless the contrary be proven by competent evidence.

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BILL NUMBER:S4936B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit
law, in relation to the expansion of coverage to include cancer of the
digestive, hematological, lymphatic, urinary, prostate, neurological,
breast and reproductive systems; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE: This legislation is designed to expand the existing coverage
under the VFBL to include cancer of the digestive, hematological,
lymphatic, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and reproductive
systems.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The volunteer firefighters' benefit law is amended by
adding a new section 11-d to read as follows:

§ 11-d. Certain impairments of health; presumption. Notwithstanding
any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, any (i) melanoma
or (ii) condition of cancer affecting lymphatic, digestive,
hematological, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and
reproductive systems, resulting in total ox partial disability or
death to a volunteer firefighter, who successfully passed a physical
examination on entry into firefighter service, which examination
failed to reveal any evidence of such a melanoma or condition, shall
be presumptive evidence that it was incurred in the performance and
discharge of duty unless the contrary be proved by competent evidence.
The provisions of this section shall remain in full force and effect
to and including the thirtieth day of June, two thousand eighteen.

JUSTIFICATION: Overexposure to smoke increases the risk of
contracting cancer of the lungs. In addition, exposure to smoke and
toxic fumes creates greater risk of cancer in other parts of the body
as well. For example, exposure to smoke and fumes through volunteer
firefighting may also cause cancer in an individual's esophagus,
stomach, blood, intestines, and even the brain.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4004A of 2011-2012

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take immediately, with provisions.

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

                                 4936--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. NOZZOLIO, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local  Government
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the  Committee  on
  Local Government in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law, in relation to
  the expansion of coverage to include cancer of the digestive,  hemato-
  logical, lymphatic, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and repro-
  ductive  systems; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  The  volunteer  firefighters'  benefit  law is amended by
adding a new section 11-d to read as follows:
  S 11-D. CERTAIN IMPAIRMENTS OF HEALTH; PRESUMPTION.    NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER TO THE CONTRARY, ANY:  (I) MELANOMA;
OR  (II) CONDITION OF CANCER AFFECTING LYMPHATIC, DIGESTIVE, HEMATOLOGI-
CAL, URINARY, PROSTATE, NEUROLOGICAL, BREAST  OR  REPRODUCTIVE  SYSTEMS,
RESULTING  IN  TOTAL OR PARTIAL DISABILITY OR DEATH TO A VOLUNTEER FIRE-
FIGHTER, WHO SUCCESSFULLY PASSED A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION  ON  ENTRY  INTO
FIREFIGHTER  SERVICE, WHICH EXAMINATION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY EVIDENCE OF
SUCH A MELANOMA OR CONDITION, SHALL BE PRESUMPTIVE EVIDENCE THAT IT  WAS
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE AND DISCHARGE OF DUTY UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE
PROVEN BY COMPETENT EVIDENCE.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed June 30, 2018.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07469-03-4

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