senate Bill S5246

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to disabilities of certain retired firefighters caused by cancer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
home rule request
ordered to third reading rules cal.655
substituted for a7716a
Jun 19, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
Jun 03, 2019 amended on third reading 5246a
May 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2019 1st report cal.847
Apr 18, 2019 referred to cities

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S5246 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7716
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207-kk, Gen Muni L

S5246 - Summary

Relates to presumptive evidence of disability caused by cancer of firefighters who have been retired for five years or less.

S5246 - Sponsor Memo

S5246 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5246

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to amend the general municipal law, in relation to disabilities
  of certain retired firefighters caused by cancer

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

  Section 1. Section 207-kk of the general municipal law,  as amended by
chapter 531 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  §  207-kk.  Disabilities  of  firefighters in certain cities caused by
cancer. Notwithstanding any other provisions  of  this  chapter  to  the
contrary, any condition of impairment of health caused by (i) any condi-
tion  of  cancer  affecting  the  lymphatic,  digestive,  hematological,
urinary, neurological, breast, reproductive, or prostate systems or (ii)
melanoma 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  FIVE  OR LESS YEARS, who successfully passed a physical examination
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. The provisions of this section
shall remain in full force and effect [to and  including  the  thirtieth
day  of June, two thousand five] PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY
OF THE RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY LAW.
  § 2. The board of trustees  of  the  New  York  City  fire  department
pension  fund  shall take appropriate administrative action to implement
the intent of section one of this act.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11238-01-9

Co-Sponsors

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S5246A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7716
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207-kk, Gen Muni L

S5246A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to presumptive evidence of disability caused by cancer of firefighters who have been retired for five years or less.

S5246A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5246A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5246--A
    Cal. No. 847

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOUNARDES,  LIU,  ORTT  -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Cities
  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation  to  disabilities
  of certain retired firefighters caused by cancer

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

  Section 1. Section 207-kk of the general municipal law,  as amended by
chapter 531 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  § 207-kk. Disabilities of firefighters in  certain  cities  caused  by
cancer.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provisions  of this chapter to the
contrary, any condition of impairment of health caused by (i) any condi-
tion  of  cancer  affecting  the  lymphatic,  digestive,  hematological,
urinary, neurological, breast, reproductive, or prostate systems or (ii)
melanoma  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 FIVE OR LESS YEARS, who successfully passed a  physical  examination
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. The provisions of this section
shall  remain  in  full force and effect [to and including the thirtieth
day of June, two thousand five] PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED  EIGHTY
OF THE RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY LAW.
  §  2.  The  board  of  trustees  of  the New York City fire department
pension fund shall take appropriate administrative action  to  implement
the intent of section one of this act.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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