Senate Bill S1367

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes volunteer firefighters from other states to offer and provide their services to fire departments, districts and companies in this state

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S1367 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §209-i, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4785
2013-2014: S2679
2017-2018: S4531

2015-S1367 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes volunteer firefighters from other states to offer and provide their services to fire departments, districts and companies in this state.

2015-S1367 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S1367 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1367

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on
  Rural  Resources)  -- 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  authorizing
  volunteer firefighters from other states to provide assistance to fire
  departments, companies and districts in this state

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 1-a and 3 of section 209-i of  the  general
municipal  law,  subdivisions  1  and 3 as amended by chapter 967 of the
laws of 1965 and subdivision 1-a as amended by chapter 354 of  the  laws
of 1999, are amended to read as follows:
  1.  Whenever  a volunteer [fireman]FIREFIGHTER, WHETHER HE OR SHE IS A
RESIDENT OF THIS STATE OR ANOTHER  STATE,  is  within  this  state,  but
outside the area regularly served by the fire company or fire department
of  which  he  OR  SHE  is a member and has knowledge of a fire or other
emergency at or near the place where he OR SHE is for  the  time  being,
such  volunteer  [fireman]  FIREFIGHTER  may  report  to  the officer in
command of the paid or volunteer fire company or paid or volunteer  fire
department, or in command of one of the paid or volunteer fire companies
or  one of the paid or volunteer fire departments, engaged in the handl-
ing of any such fire or other emergency and,  on  an  individual  basis,
offer  his  OR  HER services to assist such fire company or fire depart-
ment. After his OR HER services are so accepted, the volunteer [fireman]
FIREFIGHTER shall then be entitled to all powers, rights, privileges and
immunities granted by law to volunteer [firemen] FIREFIGHTERS during the
time such services are rendered, in the same  manner  and  to  the  same
extent  as  if  he OR SHE were a volunteer member of the fire company or
fire department which he OR SHE is assisting, including  benefits  under
the volunteer [firemen's] FIREFIGHTER'S benefit law. Any such commanding
officer  shall  have  power,  in his OR HER discretion, to so accept the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02180-01-5
              

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