Senate Bill S8071

Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to disability benefits for firefighters employed by the division of military and naval affairs

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10614 - Vetoed by Governor


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

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2015-S8071 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10614
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§63-g, 63-h, 607-i & 607-j, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8071, A10614

2015-S8071 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to disability benefits for firefighters employed by the division of military and naval affairs.

2015-S8071 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S8071 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8071

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in  relation  to
  disability benefits for firefighters employed by the division of mili-
  tary and naval affairs

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

  Section 1. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding
two new sections 63-g and 63-h to read as follows:
  S 63-G. PERFORMANCE OF DUTY DISABILITY RETIREMENT. A.  ANY  MEMBER  OF
THE  RETIREMENT  SYSTEM  EMPLOYED  BY THE DIVISION OF MILITARY AND NAVAL
AFFAIRS SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO RETIRE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
SECTION IF HE OR SHE IS AN AIRPORT FIREFIGHTER APPRENTICE, AIRPORT FIRE-
FIGHTER  I,  AIRPORT FIREFIGHTER II, AIRPORT FIREFIGHTER III OR TRAINING
AND SAFETY OFFICER.
  B. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER OR OF ANY GENERAL  OR
SPECIAL  LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ANY  MEMBER  WHO BECOMES PHYSICALLY OR
MENTALLY INCAPACITATED AS THE RESULT OF A DISABILITY FROM ANY  CONDITION
OF IMPAIRMENT OF HEALTH CAUSED BY: (1) DISEASES OF THE HEART; OR (2) ANY
(I) MELANOMA OR (II) CONDITION OF CANCER AFFECTING THE LYMPHATIC, DIGES-
TIVE,  HEMATOLOGICAL,  URINARY,  NEUROLOGICAL,  BREAST,  REPRODUCTIVE OR
PROSTATE SYSTEMS, WHO IS PRESENTLY EMPLOYED AND WHO SHALL HAVE SUSTAINED
SUCH DISABILITY WHILE SO EMPLOYED AND WHILE ACTUALLY  A  MEMBER  OF  THE
RETIREMENT  SYSTEM,  WHO  SUCCESSFULLY  PASSED A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION ON
ENTRY INTO SERVICE AS AN AIRPORT FIREFIGHTER APPRENTICE,  AIRPORT  FIRE-
FIGHTER  I,  AIRPORT FIREFIGHTER II, AIRPORT FIREFIGHTER III OR TRAINING
AND SAFETY OFFICER, WHICH EXAMINATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE EVIDENCE OF ANY
DISEASE OR OTHER IMPAIRMENT OF THE HEART OR SUCH MELANOMA OR  CONDITION,
SHALL  BE  PRESUMPTIVE  EVIDENCE  THAT  SUCH DISABILITY OR DEATH (A) WAS
CAUSED BY THE NATURAL AND PROXIMATE RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT, NOT CAUSED BY
SUCH FIREFIGHTER'S OWN NEGLIGENCE AND (B) WAS INCURRED IN  THE  PERFORM-
ANCE  AND  DISCHARGE OF DUTY, UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE PROVEN BY COMPETENT
EVIDENCE AND SHALL BE PAID A PERFORMANCE OF DUTY  DISABILITY  RETIREMENT
BENEFIT PAYABLE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.

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

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