assembly Bill A550

2019-2020 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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Jan 08, 2020 referred to local governments
Jan 09, 2019 referred to local governments

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A550 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3057
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: A123, S7196
2013-2014: A1152, S683
2015-2016: A1061, S888
2017-2018: A1451, S1195

A550 (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.

A550 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   550

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. CAHILL, BYRNE, BRABENEC, RAIA, D'URSO, WALLACE,
  BRONSON, DiPIETRO, ASHBY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  McDONOUGH,
  WALSH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments

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:
  §  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.
  § 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.