senate Bill S6240

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for a disability benefit for employees of the New York city transit authority who are disabled by reason of an assault sustained in the course of employment

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S6240 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1110
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1210-b, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3236
2009-2010: A4439

S6240 - Summary

Provides for a disability benefit for employees of the New York city transit authority, and its subsidiary corporations, who are disabled by reason of an assault sustained in the course of employment.

S6240 - Sponsor Memo

S6240 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6240

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  providing  a
  disability benefit for employees of the New York city transit authori-
  ty  and  its  subsidiary corporations who are disabled by reason of an
  assault sustained in the course of employment

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

  Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 1210-b to read as follows:
  S 1210-B. DISABILITY BENEFIT FOR  EMPLOYEES.    1.  AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A.  "AUTHORITY" SHALL MEAN THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY AND ANY
OF ITS  SUBSIDIARY  CORPORATIONS,  INCLUDING  THE  MANHATTAN  AND  BRONX
SURFACE OPERATING AUTHORITY.
  B. "EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN ANY OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE AUTHORITY.
  2. ANY EMPLOYEE OF THE AUTHORITY WHO, AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
SECTION,  SUSTAINS  AN  INJURY  FOR  WHICH HE OR SHE IS DETERMINED TO BE
ELIGIBLE FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS AS A RESULT  OF  AN  ASSAULT
SUSTAINED  IN  THE COURSE OF HIS OR HER EMPLOYMENT SHALL BE ENTITLED, IN
ADDITION TO ANY WORKERS' COMPENSATION  PAYMENT  AND  ANY  OTHER  BENEFIT
RECEIVED  BY  THE  EMPLOYEE OWING TO SUCH DISABILITY WHETHER PURSUANT TO
LAW OR CONTRACT, TO A DISABILITY BENEFIT PAYMENT EQUAL  TO  ONE-HALF  OF
THE WEEKLY WORKERS' COMPENSATION PAYMENT, EXCLUDING SCHEDULE AWARDS THAT
THE  EMPLOYEE  RECEIVES FOR THE SAME DISABILITY. SUCH DISABILITY PAYMENT
SHALL BE MADE BY THE AUTHORITY BI-WEEKLY AND SHALL CONTINUE FOR SO  LONG
AS  THE  EMPLOYEE  RECEIVES A WORKERS' COMPENSATION PAYMENT FOR THE SAME
DISABILITY. THE BENEFITS PROVIDED FOR  IN  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  NOT  BE
DEEMED  TO  OFFSET  OR REDUCE ANY OTHER PAYMENT TO WHICH THE EMPLOYEE IS
OTHERWISE ENTITLED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04936-01-3

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