senate Bill S3057

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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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 25, 2020 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 15, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 14, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 13, 2020 1st report cal.54
Jan 08, 2020 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 12, 2019 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 06, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 05, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 04, 2019 1st report cal.208
Feb 01, 2019 referred to local government

Votes

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Jan 13, 2020 - Local Government committee Vote

S3057
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: Jan 13, 2020

excused (1)

Mar 4, 2019 - Local Government committee Vote

S3057
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: Mar 4, 2019

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S3057 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A550
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
2015-2016: S888, A1061
2017-2018: S1195, A1451

S3057 (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.

S3057 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3057 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3057

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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 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:
  §  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

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

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