senate Bill S8012A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to disability retirement benefits for the presumption of Parkinson's Disease for paid firefighters

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2020 print number 8012a
Jun 04, 2020 amend and recommit to civil service and pensions
Mar 09, 2020 referred to civil service and pensions

S8012 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9917
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Add §363-ff, R & SS L; add §207-kkk, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4233, A6461

S8012 - Summary

Relates to disability retirement benefits for the presumption of Parkinson's Disease for paid firefighters.

S8012 - Sponsor Memo

S8012 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8012
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 9, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 and the general
   municipal law, in relation to disability retirement benefits  for  the
   presumption of Parkinson's Disease for paid firefighters

   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
 a new section 363-ff to read as follows:
   § 363-FF. FIREFIGHTER  CERTAIN  IMPAIRMENTS  OF  HEALTH;  PRESUMPTION.
 NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER TO THE CONTRARY,
 ANY CONDITION OF IMPAIRMENT OF HEALTH  CAUSED  BY  PARKINSON'S  DISEASE,
 RESULTING IN TOTAL OR PARTIAL DISABILITY OR DEATH TO A PAID FIREFIGHTER,
 WHO SUCCESSFULLY PASSED A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION ON ENTRY INTO FIREFIGHTER
 SERVICE,  WHICH EXAMINATION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY EVIDENCE OF SUCH CONDI-
 TION, SHALL BE PRESUMPTIVE EVIDENCE THAT, UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE  PROVEN
 BY  COMPETENT  EVIDENCE,  SUCH DISABILITY OR DEATH (A) WAS CAUSED BY THE
 NATURAL AND PROXIMATE RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT, NOT CAUSED  BY  SUCH  FIRE-
 FIGHTER'S  OWN WILLFUL NEGLIGENCE, AND (B) WAS SUSTAINED IN THE PERFORM-
 ANCE AND DISCHARGE OF DUTY.
   § 2. The general municipal law is amended  by  adding  a  new  section
 207-kkk to read as follows:
   §  207-KKK.  DISABILITIES  OF FIREFIGHTERS IN CERTAIN CITIES CAUSED BY
 PARKINSON'S DISEASE.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAP-
 TER TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CONDITION OF IMPAIRMENT  OF  HEALTH  CAUSED  BY
 PARKINSON'S DISEASE RESULTING IN TOTAL OR PARTIAL DISABILITY OR DEATH TO
 A  PAID  MEMBER  OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE
 MILLION OR MORE, OR ANY RETIRED MEMBER OF SUCH DEPARTMENT WHO  HAS  BEEN
 RETIRED  FOR TWO OR LESS YEARS, WHO SUCCESSFULLY PASSED A PHYSICAL EXAM-
 INATION ON ENTRY INTO THE SERVICE OF SUCH DEPARTMENT, WHICH  EXAMINATION
 FAILED  TO  REVEAL  ANY EVIDENCE OF SUCH CONDITION, SHALL BE PRESUMPTIVE
 EVIDENCE THAT IT WAS INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE AND DISCHARGE  OF  DUTY
 UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE PROVED BY COMPETENT EVIDENCE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S8012A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9917
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Add §363-ff, R & SS L; add §207-kkk, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4233, A6461

S8012A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to disability retirement benefits for the presumption of Parkinson's Disease for paid firefighters.

S8012A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8012A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8012--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 9, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
   --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
   and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law and  the  general
   municipal  law,  in relation to disability retirement benefits for the
   presumption of Parkinson's Disease for paid firefighters
 
   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
 a new section 363-ff to read as follows:
   §  363-FF.  FIREFIGHTER  CERTAIN  IMPAIRMENTS  OF HEALTH; PRESUMPTION.
 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER  TO  THE  CONTRARY,
 ANY  CONDITION  OF  IMPAIRMENT  OF HEALTH CAUSED BY PARKINSON'S DISEASE,
 RESULTING IN TOTAL OR PARTIAL DISABILITY OR DEATH TO A PAID FIREFIGHTER,
 WHO SUCCESSFULLY PASSED A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION ON ENTRY INTO FIREFIGHTER
 SERVICE, WHICH EXAMINATION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY EVIDENCE OF SUCH  CONDI-
 TION,  SHALL BE PRESUMPTIVE EVIDENCE THAT, UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE PROVEN
 BY COMPETENT EVIDENCE, SUCH DISABILITY OR DEATH (A) WAS  CAUSED  BY  THE
 NATURAL  AND  PROXIMATE  RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT, NOT CAUSED BY SUCH FIRE-
 FIGHTER'S OWN WILLFUL NEGLIGENCE, AND (B) WAS SUSTAINED IN THE  PERFORM-
 ANCE AND DISCHARGE OF DUTY.
   §  2.  The  general  municipal  law is amended by adding a new section
 207-kkk to read as follows:
   § 207-KKK. DISABILITIES OF FIREFIGHTERS IN CERTAIN  CITIES  CAUSED  BY
 PARKINSON'S DISEASE.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAP-
 TER  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ANY CONDITION OF IMPAIRMENT OF HEALTH CAUSED BY
 PARKINSON'S DISEASE RESULTING IN TOTAL OR PARTIAL DISABILITY OR DEATH TO
 A PAID MEMBER OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT IN A CITY WITH A  POPULATION  OF  ONE
 MILLION  OR  MORE, OR ANY RETIRED MEMBER OF SUCH DEPARTMENT WHO HAS BEEN
 RETIRED FOR TWO OR LESS YEARS, WHO SUCCESSFULLY PASSED A PHYSICAL  EXAM-
 INATION  ON ENTRY INTO THE SERVICE OF SUCH DEPARTMENT, WHICH EXAMINATION
 FAILED TO REVEAL ANY EVIDENCE OF SUCH CONDITION,  SHALL  BE  PRESUMPTIVE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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