assembly Bill A5518A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Expands the coverage to include cancer of the lymphatic or hematological systems, the digestive, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast or reproductive systems or melanoma

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2016 print number 5518a
Jun 07, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to local governments
Jan 06, 2016 referred to local governments
Feb 25, 2015 referred to local governments

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A5518 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8065
Law Section:
Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-d, Vol Ffs Ben L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9100
2013-2014: A1552
2017-2018: A711, S1411

A5518 - Summary

Expands the coverage to include cancer of the lymphatic or hematological systems, the digestive, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast or reproductive systems or melanoma.

A5518 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5518

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 25, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. GUNTHER, KOLB, BRINDISI, SKOUFIS, PALMESANO --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. McLAUGHLIN, SKARTADOS -- read once  and
  referred to the Committee on Local Governments

AN  ACT to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law, in relation to
  the expansion of coverage to include cancer of the digestive,  hemato-
  logical, lymphatic, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and repro-
  ductive  systems; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

  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 11-d to read as follows:
  S 11-D. CERTAIN IMPAIRMENTS OF HEALTH; PRESUMPTION.    NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER TO THE CONTRARY, ANY:  (I) MELANOMA;
OR  (II) CONDITION OF CANCER AFFECTING LYMPHATIC, DIGESTIVE, HEMATOLOGI-
CAL, URINARY, PROSTATE, NEUROLOGICAL, BREAST  OR  REPRODUCTIVE  SYSTEMS,
RESULTING  IN  TOTAL OR PARTIAL DISABILITY OR DEATH TO A VOLUNTEER FIRE-
FIGHTER, WHO SUCCESSFULLY PASSED A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION  ON  ENTRY  INTO
FIREFIGHTER  SERVICE, WHICH EXAMINATION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY EVIDENCE OF
SUCH A MELANOMA OR CONDITION, SHALL BE PRESUMPTIVE EVIDENCE THAT IT  WAS
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE AND DISCHARGE OF DUTY UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE
PROVEN BY COMPETENT EVIDENCE.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed June 30, 2020.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04199-01-5

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A5518A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8065
Law Section:
Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law
Laws Affected:
Add §11-d, Vol Ffs Ben L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9100
2013-2014: A1552
2017-2018: A711, S1411

A5518A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the coverage to include cancer of the lymphatic or hematological systems, the digestive, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast or reproductive systems or melanoma.

A5518A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5518--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 25, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GUNTHER, KOLB, BRINDISI, SKOUFIS, PALMESANO,
  ENGLEBRIGHT, PICHARDO, RAIA, BLAKE, HOOPER, MONTESANO,  STECK,  MAYER,
  STIRPE,  GRAF,  LUPINACCI, SALADINO, CURRAN, WOZNIAK, SCHIMEL, THIELE,
  JAFFEE, SKARTADOS, BLANKENBUSH, SIMANOWITZ,  LUPARDO,  WALTER,  FINCH,
  WOERNER,  MALLIOTAKIS,  GOODELL,  GOLDFEDER,  MURRAY, RUSSELL, LAVINE,
  LAWRENCE, GARBARINO, ZEBROWSKI, BUTLER, HUNTER,  KATZ,  CAHILL,  OTIS,
  OAKS,  RYAN, JEAN-PIERRE, CUSICK, GOTTFRIED, ROSENTHAL, LIFTON, TITUS,
  NOJAY, RAMOS, BARRETT, PALUMBO, CORWIN,  GJONAJ,  DiPIETRO  --  Multi-
  Sponsored  by  -- M.  of A. BARCLAY, BUCHWALD, CERETTO, DUPREY, GALEF,
  KEARNS, MAGEE, MARKEY, McDONALD, McDONOUGH, McKEVITT, McLAUGHLIN,  RA,
  ROZIC,  SANTABARBARA,  SCHIMMINGER, SIMON -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Local Governments -- recommitted to the Committee  on
  Local Government in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law, in relation  to
  the  expansion of coverage to include cancer of the lymphatic or hema-
  tological systems, the  digestive,  urinary,  prostate,  neurological,
  breast  or  reproductive  systems  or  melanoma; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

  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 11-d to read as follows:
  S 11-D. VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS; PRESUMPTION  IN  CERTAIN  CANCERS.  1.
NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER TO THE CONTRARY, A
CONDITION OF IMPAIRMENT OF HEALTH OF A VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER  WITH  (A)
FIVE  OR  MORE YEARS OF FAITHFUL AND ACTUAL SERVICE IN THE PROTECTION OF
LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM FIRE IN  THE  INTERIOR  OF  BUILDINGS  CAUSED  BY
CANCER  AFFECTING  THE  LYMPHATIC OR HEMATOLOGICAL SYSTEMS OR (B) TEN OR
MORE YEARS OF FAITHFUL AND ACTUAL SERVICE IN THE PROTECTION OF LIFE  AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04199-07-6

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