senate Bill S6838

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the deceased police officer, firefighter and emergency medical services family housing assistance program, and appropriates $10,000,000 therefor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to finance
Jul 26, 2017 referred to rules

S6838 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8670
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §45-a, Exec L; add §85, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A3722

S6838 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the deceased police officer, firefighter and emergency medical services family housing assistance program within the department of audit and control to provide monthly payments to the dependent families of deceased police officers, paid firefighters and paid municipal emergency medical services personnel who died in the course of their duties; such monthly payments, not in excess of $1,000, shall be for the rent or mortgage payment on the primary residence of the family; and appropriates $10,000,000 therefor.

S6838 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6838 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6838

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 26, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
  deceased  police  officer,  firefighter and emergency medical services
  family housing assistance program; to amend the state finance law,  in
  relation  to  the  deceased  police  officer  family housing fund; and
  making an appropriation therefor

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

  Section  1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new section 45-a
to read as follows:
  § 45-A. DECEASED POLICE OFFICER,  FIREFIGHTER  AND  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL
SERVICES  FAMILY HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION:
  (A) "DECEASED PUBLIC PROTECTION EMPLOYEE" MEANS: (1) A POLICE OFFICER,
AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THIRTY-FOUR OF SECTION 1.20  OF  THE  CRIMINAL
PROCEDURE  LAW  WHO  DIED  AS  THE  NATURAL  AND PROXIMATE RESULT OF THE
PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS A POLICE OFFICER;
  (2) A PAID MUNICIPAL FIREFIGHTER WHO DIED AS THE NATURAL AND PROXIMATE
RESULT OF THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS A FIREFIGHTER; OR
  (3) A PAID MEMBER OF A MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE WHO DIED AS
THE NATURAL AND PROXIMATE RESULT OF THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES
WHILE PROVIDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
  (B) "DEPARTMENT" MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF AUDIT AND CONTROL.
  (C) "FAMILY" MEANS THE SPOUSE  AND/OR  ANY  DEPENDENT  OF  A  DECEASED
PUBLIC PROTECTION EMPLOYEE, WHEN FIFTY-ONE OR MORE PERCENT OF THE INCOME
FOR  THE  SUPPORT  OF  SUCH  SPOUSE AND/OR DEPENDENT WAS ATTRIBUTABLE TO
INCOME EARNED BY THE DECEASED PUBLIC PROTECTION EMPLOYEE WHILE HE OR SHE
WAS ALIVE.
  (D) "HOUSING EXPENSE" MEANS, THE MONTHLY RENT  PAID  FOR  THE  PRIMARY
RESIDENCE OF THE FAMILY OF A DECEASED PUBLIC PROTECTION EMPLOYEE, OR THE
MONTHLY  PAYMENT  UPON  A  BOND  OR  NOTE SECURED BY A MORTGAGE UPON THE
PRIMARY RESIDENCE OF THE FAMILY OF A DECEASED PUBLIC PROTECTION  EMPLOY-
EE.

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