senate Bill S888A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the payment of certain volunteer firefighter and volunteer ambulance worker death benefits shall be within ninety days of the filing of application to receive such death benefit

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 07, 2016 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 25, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 24, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2016 1st report cal.165
Jan 06, 2016 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2015 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2015 amended on third reading (t) 888a
May 27, 2015 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2015 2nd report cal.
May 19, 2015 1st report cal.827
Jan 07, 2015 referred to local government

Votes

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Feb 9, 2016 - Local Government committee Vote

S888A
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: Feb 9, 2016

May 19, 2015 - Local Government committee Vote

S888
9
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committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 19, 2015

Co-Sponsors

S888 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1061
Law Section:
Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7-b, Vol Ffs Ben L; add §7-b, Vol Amb Wkr Ben L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A963
2011-2012: S7196, A123
2013-2014: S683, A1152
2017-2018: S1195, A1451
2019-2020: S3057, A550

S888 - Summary

Establishes the payment of certain volunteer firefighter and volunteer ambulance worker death benefits shall be within ninety days of the filing of application to receive such death benefit.

S888 - Sponsor Memo

S888 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   888

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD01163-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S888A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1061
Law Section:
Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7-b, Vol Ffs Ben L; add §7-b, Vol Amb Wkr Ben L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A963
2011-2012: S7196, A123
2013-2014: S683, A1152
2017-2018: S1195, A1451
2019-2020: S3057, A550

S888A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the payment of certain volunteer firefighter and volunteer ambulance worker death benefits shall be within ninety days of the filing of application to receive such death benefit.

S888A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S888A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 888--A
    Cal. No. 827

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, PANEPINTO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law and the volun-
  teer ambulance workers' 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, EXCEPT IF THE EMPLOYER OR INSURANCE CARRIER FILES
A NOTICE OF CONTROVERSY WITH THE  CHAIR  OF  THE  WORKERS'  COMPENSATION
BOARD  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  SECTION TWENTY-FIVE OF THE WORKERS' COMPEN-
SATION LAW; PROVIDED THAT IF THERE IS A DISCREPANCY  IN  THE  CLAIM  FOR
BENEFITS THAT WOULD PREVENT THE CLAIM FROM BEING PROCESSED WITHIN NINETY
DAYS,  THE  WORKERS'  COMPENSATION BOARD SHALL PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE TO
THE CLAIMANT WITHIN SUCH NINETY DAY PERIOD  EXPLAINING  THE  DISCREPANCY
AND WHY THE CLAIM CANNOT BE PROCESSED WITHIN THE NINETY DAY PERIOD.
  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. The volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law is amended by adding
a new section 7-b to read as follows:

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

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