Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2020||
referred to civil service and pensions
Senate Bill S7534
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S7534 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7534 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7534 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would grant more equitable disability pensions to airport firefighters and training and safety officers in New York State division of military and naval affairs who sustain a disability related to heart disease, lung disease and certain forms of cancer. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the retirement and social security law by adding two new sections 63-g and 63-h which establish that any member of the retirement system employed by the division of military and naval affairs
2019-S7534 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7534 I N S E N A T E January 23, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions 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: § 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, WHO IS PRESENTLY EMPLOYED AND WHO SHALL HAVE SUSTAINED SUCH DISABILITY WHILE SO EMPLOYED AND WHILE ACTUALLY A MEMBER OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, PROVIDED THAT SUCH DISABILITY OR DEATH (A) WAS CAUSED BY THE NATURAL AND PROXIMATE RESULT OF A DISABILITY, NOT CAUSED BY SUCH FIREFIGHTER'S OWN WILLFUL NEGLIGENCE AND (B) WAS INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE AND DISCHARGE OF DUTY, UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE PROVEN BY COMPETENT EVIDENCE, SHALL BE PAID A PERFORM- ANCE OF DUTY DISABILITY RETIREMENT BENEFIT PAYABLE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. C. APPLICATION FOR A PERFORMANCE OF DUTY DISABILITY RETIREMENT ALLOW- ANCE FOR SUCH A MEMBER MAY BE MADE BY: 1. SUCH MEMBER; 2. THE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT IN WHICH SUCH MEMBER IS EMPLOYED; OR 3. SOME PERSON ACTING ON BEHALF OF AND AUTHORIZED BY SUCH MEMBER. D. AFTER THE FILING OF SUCH AN APPLICATION SUCH MEMBER SHALL BE GIVEN ONE OR MORE MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS. IF THE COMPTROLLER DETERMINES THAT THE MEMBER IS PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY INCAPACITATED FOR THE PERFORMANCE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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