senate Bill S7636A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to performance of duty disability payments for court officers employed by the eighth judicial district

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May 28, 2014 print number 7636a
amend (t) and recommit to local government
May 21, 2014 referred to local government

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S7636 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207-c, Gen Muni L

S7636 - Bill Texts

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Relates to performance of duty disability payments for court officers employed by the eighth judicial district.

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BILL NUMBER:S7636

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to optional disability coverage for court officers in the county of
Erie

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide disability coverage for
Erie County court officers for injuries or sickness resulting from the
performance of their duties.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill amends section 207-c of the
general municipal law to include family court officers employed by the
county of Erie in the list of employees eligible to receive disability
coverage for injuries or sickness in the performance of their duties.

JUSTIFICATION: The state of New York provides for disability coverage
to a wide range of state and local government employees, including
sheriffs, corrections officers, police officers, fire inspectors, and
others, for job-related injuries and sickness. The general municipal
law arbitrarily excludes court officers, who face similar risks of
injury and sickness on the job. This bill addresses this inequity by
including court officers in Erie County.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7636

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to optional disa-
  bility coverage for court officers in the county of Erie

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 207-c of the general municipal
law, as amended by section 3 of chapter 675 of  the  laws  of  1997,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1. Any sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or corrections officer of
the  sheriff's  department  of  any county (hereinafter referred to as a
"policeman") or any member of a police force of any county, city of less
than one million population, town or village, or of any district,  agen-
cy,  board,  body  or commission thereof, or a detective-investigator or
any  other  investigator  who  is  a  police  officer  pursuant  to  the
provisions  of  the  criminal  procedure law employed in the office of a
district attorney of any county, or any corrections officer of the coun-
ty of Erie department  of  corrections,  OR  ANY  FAMILY  COURT  OFFICER
EMPLOYED BY THE COUNTY OF ERIE, or an advanced ambulance medical techni-
cian  employed  by the county of Nassau, or any supervising fire inspec-
tor, fire inspector, fire marshal or  assistant  fire  marshal  employed
full-time  in  the  county  of  Nassau  fire marshal's office, or at the
option of the county of Nassau, any probation officer of the  county  of
Nassau  who  is injured in the performance of his duties or who is taken
sick as a result of the performance of his duties so as  to  necessitate
medical  or other lawful remedial treatment shall be paid by the munici-
pality by which he is employed the full amount of his regular salary  or
wages  until  his disability arising therefrom has ceased, and, in addi-
tion such municipality shall be liable for  all  medical  treatment  and
hospital  care  necessitated  by  reason  of  such  injury  or  illness.
Provided, however, and notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of  this
section, the municipal health authorities or any physician appointed for
the  purpose  by  the municipality, after a determination has first been
made that such injury or sickness was incurred during, or resulted from,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15319-01-4

S. 7636                             2

such performance of duty, may attend any such injured or sick policeman,
from time to time, for the purpose of  providing  medical,  surgical  or
other  treatment,  or  for making inspections and the municipality shall
not  be liable for salary or wages payable to such policeman, or for the
cost of medical treatment or hospital care furnished after such date  as
such  health authorities or physician shall certify that such injured or
sick policeman has recovered and is physically able to perform his regu-
lar duties. Any injured or sick policeman who  shall  refuse  to  accept
medical  treatment  or  hospital  care or shall refuse to permit medical
inspections as herein authorized,  including  examinations  pursuant  to
subdivision  two  of  this  section,  shall be deemed to have waived his
rights under this section in respect to expenses for  medical  treatment
or  hospital  care  rendered  and for salary or wages payable after such
refusal.
  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,  a  provider  of
medical  treatment or hospital care furnished pursuant to the provisions
of this section shall not collect or attempt  to  collect  reimbursement
for such treatment or care from any such policeman, a member of a police
force  of  any county, city, any such advanced ambulance medical techni-
cian or any such detective-investigator or any other  such  investigator
who  is  a  police  officer  pursuant  to the provisions of the criminal
procedure law.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 207-c of the general municipal  law,  as
amended  by  section 4 of chapter 675 of the laws of 1997, is amended to
read as follows:
  1. Any sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or corrections officer of
the sheriff's department of any county or any member of a  police  force
of  any  county,  city  of  less  than  one  million population, town or
village, or of any district, agency, board, body or commission  thereof,
or  any LIRR police officer as defined in paragraph two of subdivision a
of section three hundred eighty-nine of the retirement and social  secu-
rity  law  whose  benefits  are provided in and pursuant to such section
three hundred eighty-nine, or  a  detective-investigator  or  any  other
investigator  who  is a police officer pursuant to the provisions of the
criminal procedure law employed in the office of a district attorney  of
any  county, or any corrections officer of the county of Erie department
of corrections, OR ANY FAMILY COURT OFFICER EMPLOYED BY  THE  COUNTY  OF
ERIE, or an advanced ambulance medical technician employed by the county
of  Nassau,  or  any  supervising  fire  inspector, fire inspector, fire
marshal, or assistant fire marshal employed full-time in the  county  of
Nassau  fire marshal's office, or at the option of the county of Nassau,
any probation officer of the county of Nassau  who  is  injured  in  the
performance  of  his  duties  or  who  is  taken sick as a result of the
performance of his duties so as to necessitate medical or  other  lawful
remedial  treatment shall be paid by the municipality or The Long Island
Rail Road Company by which he is employed the full amount of his regular
salary or wages from such employer until his disability  arising  there-
from  has  ceased, and, in addition such municipality or The Long Island
Rail Road Company shall be liable for all medical treatment and hospital
care necessitated by reason of such injury or illness.  Provided, howev-
er, and notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of  this  section,  the
municipal or The Long Island Rail Road Company health authorities or any
physician  appointed  for  the  purpose  by the municipality or The Long
Island Rail Road Company, as relevant, after a determination  has  first
been  made that such injury or sickness was incurred during, or resulted
from, such performance of duty, may attend  any  such  injured  or  sick

S. 7636                             3

policeman,  from  time  to  time,  for the purpose of providing medical,
surgical or other treatment, or for making inspections, and the  munici-
pality  or  The Long Island Rail Road Company, as the case may be, shall
not  be liable for salary or wages payable to such policeman, or for the
cost of medical treatment or hospital care furnished after such date  as
such  health authorities or physician shall certify that such injured or
sick policeman has recovered and is physically able to perform his regu-
lar duties. Any injured or sick policeman who  shall  refuse  to  accept
medical  treatment  or  hospital  care or shall refuse to permit medical
inspections as herein authorized,  including  examinations  pursuant  to
subdivision  two  of  this  section,  shall be deemed to have waived his
rights under this section in respect to expenses for  medical  treatment
or  hospital  care  rendered  and for salary or wages payable after such
refusal.
  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,  a  provider  of
medical  treatment or hospital care furnished pursuant to the provisions
of this section shall not collect or attempt  to  collect  reimbursement
for  such treatment or care from any such policeman or any such advanced
ambulance medical technician.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the  amend-
ments  to  subdivision  1  of section 207-c of the general municipal law
made by section one of this act shall be subject to the  expiration  and
reversion  of  such  subdivision pursuant to section 7 of chapter 628 of
the laws of 1991, as amended, when upon  such  date  the  provisions  of
section two of this act shall take effect.

S7636A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207-c, Gen Muni L

S7636A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Relates to performance of duty disability payments for court officers employed by the eighth judicial district.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S7636A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to optional disability coverage for court officers in the eighth
judicial district

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To provide disability coverage to court officers for injuries or
sickness resulting from the performance of their duties.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

The bill amends section 207-c of the general municipal law to include
court officers employed by the eighth judicial district in the list of
employees eligible to receive disability coverage for injuries or
sickness in the performance of their duties.

JUSTIFICATION:

The state of New York provides for disability coverage to a wide range
of state and local government employees, including sheriffs,
corrections officers, police officers, fire inspectors, and others,
for job-related injuries and sickness. The general municipal law
arbitrarily excludes court officers, who face similar risks of injury
and sickness on the job. This bill addresses this inequity by
including court officers in the eighth judicial district.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7636--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 general municipal law, in relation to optional disa-
  bility coverage for court officers in the eighth judicial district

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 207-c of the general municipal
law, as amended by section 3 of chapter 675 of  the  laws  of  1997,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1. Any sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or corrections officer of
the  sheriff's  department  of  any county (hereinafter referred to as a
"policeman") or any member of a police force of any county, city of less
than one million population, town or village, or of any district,  agen-
cy,  board,  body  or commission thereof, or a detective-investigator or
any  other  investigator  who  is  a  police  officer  pursuant  to  the
provisions  of  the  criminal  procedure law employed in the office of a
district attorney of any county, or any corrections officer of the coun-
ty of Erie department of corrections, OR ANY  OFFICER  EMPLOYED  BY  THE
EIGHTH  JUDICIAL  DISTRICT,  or an advanced ambulance medical technician
employed by the county of Nassau, or  any  supervising  fire  inspector,
fire  inspector,  fire  marshal or assistant fire marshal employed full-
time in the county of Nassau fire marshal's office, or at the option  of
the  county of Nassau, any probation officer of the county of Nassau who
is injured in the performance of his duties or who is taken  sick  as  a
result  of the performance of his duties so as to necessitate medical or
other lawful remedial treatment shall be paid  by  the  municipality  by
which  he  is  employed  the  full amount of his regular salary or wages
until his disability arising therefrom has ceased, and, in addition such
municipality shall be liable for all medical treatment and hospital care
necessitated by reason of such injury or illness.    Provided,  however,
and notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the munic-
ipal  health  authorities  or any physician appointed for the purpose by

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15319-02-4

S. 7636--A                          2

the municipality, after a determination has first been  made  that  such
injury  or sickness was incurred during, or resulted from, such perform-
ance of duty, may attend any such injured or sick policeman,  from  time
to  time, for the purpose of providing medical, surgical or other treat-
ment, or for making inspections and the municipality shall not be liable
for salary or wages payable to  such  policeman,  or  for  the  cost  of
medical  treatment  or  hospital  care furnished after such date as such
health authorities or physician shall certify that such injured or  sick
policeman  has  recovered  and is physically able to perform his regular
duties. Any injured or sick policeman who shall refuse to accept medical
treatment or hospital care or shall refuse to permit medical inspections
as herein authorized, including examinations pursuant to subdivision two
of this section, shall be deemed to have waived his  rights  under  this
section  in  respect  to expenses for medical treatment or hospital care
rendered and for salary or wages payable after such refusal.
  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,  a  provider  of
medical  treatment or hospital care furnished pursuant to the provisions
of this section shall not collect or attempt  to  collect  reimbursement
for such treatment or care from any such policeman, a member of a police
force  of  any county, city, any such advanced ambulance medical techni-
cian or any such detective-investigator or any other  such  investigator
who  is  a  police  officer  pursuant  to the provisions of the criminal
procedure law.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 207-c of the general municipal  law,  as
amended  by  section 4 of chapter 675 of the laws of 1997, is amended to
read as follows:
  1. Any sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or corrections officer of
the sheriff's department of any county or any member of a  police  force
of  any  county,  city  of  less  than  one  million population, town or
village, or of any district, agency, board, body or commission  thereof,
or  any LIRR police officer as defined in paragraph two of subdivision a
of section three hundred eighty-nine of the retirement and social  secu-
rity  law  whose  benefits  are provided in and pursuant to such section
three hundred eighty-nine, or  a  detective-investigator  or  any  other
investigator  who  is a police officer pursuant to the provisions of the
criminal procedure law employed in the office of a district attorney  of
any  county, or any corrections officer of the county of Erie department
of corrections, OR ANY OFFICER EMPLOYED BY THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT,
or an advanced ambulance medical technician employed by  the  county  of
Nassau, or any supervising fire inspector, fire inspector, fire marshal,
or  assistant  fire  marshal  employed full-time in the county of Nassau
fire marshal's office, or at the option of the  county  of  Nassau,  any
probation officer of the county of Nassau who is injured in the perform-
ance  of  his duties or who is taken sick as a result of the performance
of his duties so as to necessitate  medical  or  other  lawful  remedial
treatment shall be paid by the municipality or The Long Island Rail Road
Company by which he is employed the full amount of his regular salary or
wages  from  such  employer  until  his disability arising therefrom has
ceased, and, in addition such municipality or The Long Island Rail  Road
Company  shall  be  liable  for  all medical treatment and hospital care
necessitated by reason of such injury or illness.    Provided,  however,
and notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the munic-
ipal  or  The  Long  Island  Rail Road Company health authorities or any
physician appointed for the purpose by  the  municipality  or  The  Long
Island  Rail  Road Company, as relevant, after a determination has first
been made that such injury or sickness was incurred during, or  resulted

S. 7636--A                          3

from,  such  performance  of  duty,  may attend any such injured or sick
policeman, from time to time, for  the  purpose  of  providing  medical,
surgical  or other treatment, or for making inspections, and the munici-
pality  or  The Long Island Rail Road Company, as the case may be, shall
not be liable for salary or wages payable to such policeman, or for  the
cost  of medical treatment or hospital care furnished after such date as
such health authorities or physician shall certify that such injured  or
sick policeman has recovered and is physically able to perform his regu-
lar  duties.  Any  injured  or sick policeman who shall refuse to accept
medical treatment or hospital care or shall  refuse  to  permit  medical
inspections  as  herein  authorized,  including examinations pursuant to
subdivision two of this section, shall be  deemed  to  have  waived  his
rights  under  this section in respect to expenses for medical treatment
or hospital care rendered and for salary or  wages  payable  after  such
refusal.
  Notwithstanding  any  provision  of law to the contrary, a provider of
medical treatment or hospital care furnished pursuant to the  provisions
of  this  section  shall not collect or attempt to collect reimbursement
for such treatment or care from any such policeman or any such  advanced
ambulance medical technician.
  S  3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend-
ments to subdivision 1 of section 207-c of  the  general  municipal  law
made  by  section one of this act shall be subject to the expiration and
reversion of such subdivision pursuant to section 7 of  chapter  628  of
the  laws  of  1991,  as  amended, when upon such date the provisions of
section two of this act shall take effect.

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