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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to local government|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to local government|
senate Bill S683
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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S683 - Details
S683 - Summary
Establishes the payment of certain volunteer firefighter death benefits shall be within ninety days of the filing of application to receive such death benefit by the person or persons entitled to such benefit.
S683 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S683 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law, in relation to the payment of death benefits PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: To establish the payment of certain volunteer firefighter death benefits to be paid within ninety days of the filing of application to receive such death benefits. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill establishes the payment of certain volunteer firefighter death benefits shall be within ninety days of the filing of application to receive such death benefit. Subsection 2 of the bill requires the compensation board to conduct outreach and support services to persons entitled to the death benefit payable under Section 7 of the VFBL. JUSTIFICATION: Section 7 of the VFBL provides a death benefit of $50,000 for volunteer firefighters who die in the line of duty. Over the years, there have been a number of instances in which payment of the VFBL death benefits were delayed. These delays only cause significant
S683 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 683 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- 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 payment of death benefits 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 7-b to read as follows: S 7-B. PAYMENT OF DEATH BENEFITS. 1. ALL DEATH BENEFITS PAYABLE UNDER SECTION SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE PAID TO THE PERSON OR PERSONS ENTITLED TO SUCH BENEFIT WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE DATE SUCH PERSON OR PERSONS FILES AN APPLICATION WITH THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD TO RECEIVE SUCH BENEFIT. 2. THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD SHALL CONDUCT OUTREACH SERVICES TO PROVIDE COORDINATED INFORMATION TO THE PERSON OR PERSONS ENTITLED TO A DEATH BENEFIT PAYABLE UNDER SECTION SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE REGARDING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO HELP SUCH PERSON OR PERSONS WITH THE DEATH BENE- FIT PROGRAM'S APPLICATION PROCEDURES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03408-01-3
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