senate Bill S7589

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the office of fire prevention and control to form a task force and issue a report relating to volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9779 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 11, 2020 approval memo.12
signed chap.258
Oct 30, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.820
substituted for s7589b
Jul 22, 2020 substituted by a9779a
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.820
reported and committed to rules
Jul 08, 2020 print number 7589b
Jul 08, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jul 06, 2020 print number 7589a
Jul 06, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jan 29, 2020 referred to finance

Co-Sponsors

S7589 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9779
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-d-1, Exec L

S7589 - Summary

Directs the office of fire prevention and control within the division of homeland security and emergency services to form a task force and issue a report relating to volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention; creates the New York state volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention task force; requires a report to the governor and legislature on Firefighter 1 training, and all other firefighter training offered by the office of fire prevention and control, and delivery methods to enhance and streamline training including the use of distance learning; the utilization of community colleges, BOCES or state accredited high schools to train firefighters and the creation of pilot programs within community colleges or BOCES that will offer Firefighter 1 certification upon completion (view more) the creation of a dedicated bureau within the office of fire prevention and control responsible for recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters; tax incentives and volunteer firefighter benefits currently provided and recommendations as to these or new programs; analysis of current recruitment and retention programs successfully being utilized by other states and recommendations as to adoption of similar programs in New York; and identification and recruitment incentives to assist in the recruitment of volunteer firefighters from under-represented and at-risk populations; makes related provisions.

S7589 - Sponsor Memo

S7589 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7589
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to creating the New  York
   state volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention task force
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new  section
 159-d-1 to read as follows:
   §  159-D-1.  NEW  YORK  STATE  VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER  RECRUITMENT AND
 RETENTION TASK FORCE. THERE IS HEREBY CREATED THE VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER
 RECRUITMENT  AND  RETENTION TASK FORCE WHOSE MEMBERSHIP SHALL CONSIST OF
 THE CHAIR OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE COMMISSIONER OF HOMELAND  SECURITY
 AND  EMERGENCY  SERVICES  OR  HIS  OR  HER DESIGNEE; THE COMMISSIONER OF
 EDUCATION OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE CHANCELLOR OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY
 OF NEW YORK OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  TAXATION  AND
 FINANCE  OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE COMMISSIONER OF LABOR OR HIS OR HER
 DESIGNEE; THE PRESIDENT OF THE FIREMAN'S ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF NEW
 YORK OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE PRESIDENT OF THE  ASSOCIATION  OF  FIRE
 DISTRICTS  OR  HIS  OR HER DESIGNEE; THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE
 ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE PRESIDENT OF  THE
 NEW  YORK  STATE FIRE COORDINATORS OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE TEMPORARY
 PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OR HIS OR  HER  DESIGNEE;  THE  SPEAKER  OF  THE
 ASSEMBLY  OR  HIS  OR HER DESIGNEE; THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE OR
 HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY OR  HIS  OR
 HER  DESIGNEE.  THE  GOVERNOR SHALL APPOINT THE CHAIR OF THE TASK FORCE.
 THE TASK FORCE SHALL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY
 AND THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE NO LATER THAN ONE  YEAR  AFTER
 THE  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.  SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT
 BE LIMITED TO, RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING:
   1. FIREFIGHTER 1 TRAINING, AND ALL OTHER FIREFIGHTER TRAINING  OFFERED
 BY  THE  OFFICE  OF FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL, AND DELIVERY METHODS TO
 ENHANCE AND STREAMLINE TRAINING INCLUDING THE USE OF DISTANCE LEARNING;
   2. THE UTILIZATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES, BOCES  OR  STATE  ACCREDITED
 HIGH  SCHOOLS  TO  TRAIN FIREFIGHTERS AND THE CREATION OF PILOT PROGRAMS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S7589A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9779
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-d-1, Exec L

S7589A - Summary

Directs the office of fire prevention and control within the division of homeland security and emergency services to form a task force and issue a report relating to volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention; creates the New York state volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention task force; requires a report to the governor and legislature on Firefighter 1 training, and all other firefighter training offered by the office of fire prevention and control, and delivery methods to enhance and streamline training including the use of distance learning; the utilization of community colleges, BOCES or state accredited high schools to train firefighters and the creation of pilot programs within community colleges or BOCES that will offer Firefighter 1 certification upon completion (view more) the creation of a dedicated bureau within the office of fire prevention and control responsible for recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters; tax incentives and volunteer firefighter benefits currently provided and recommendations as to these or new programs; analysis of current recruitment and retention programs successfully being utilized by other states and recommendations as to adoption of similar programs in New York; and identification and recruitment incentives to assist in the recruitment of volunteer firefighters from under-represented and at-risk populations; makes related provisions.

S7589A - Sponsor Memo

S7589A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7589--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GAUGHRAN, ADDABBO, KAPLAN, SKOUFIS -- read twice and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
   Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to directing the office
   of fire prevention and control within the division of homeland securi-
   ty and emergency services to form a task  force  and  issue  a  report
   relating  to  volunteer  firefighter  recruitment  and  retention; and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  executive  law  is  amended  by adding a new section
 159-d-1 to read as follows:
   § 159-D-1.  NEW  YORK  STATE  VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER  RECRUITMENT  AND
 RETENTION  TASK FORCE. THERE IS HEREBY CREATED THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
 RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION TASK FORCE WHOSE MEMBERSHIP SHALL  CONSIST  OF
 THE  CHAIR  TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE
 STATE FIRE ADMINISTRATOR; THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  HOMELAND  SECURITY  AND
 EMERGENCY SERVICES OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION
 OR  HIS  OR  HER DESIGNEE; THE CHANCELLOR OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW
 YORK OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE OR
 HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE COMMISSIONER OF LABOR OR HIS OR  HER  DESIGNEE;
 THE  PRESIDENT  OF THE FIREMAN'S ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK OR
 HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FIRE  DISTRICTS
 OR  HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION
 OF FIRE CHIEFS OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE PRESIDENT  OF  THE  NEW  YORK
 STATE FIRE COORDINATORS OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY
 THE  TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE  OR  HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; TWO
 MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;
 ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY  LEADER  OF  THE  SENATE;  AND  ONE
 MEMBER  APPOINTED  BY  THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY. THE GOVERNOR
 SHALL APPOINT THE CHAIR OF THE TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE  SHALL  REPORT
 TO THE GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT
 OF  THE  SENATE  NO LATER THAN ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S7589B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9779
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-d-1, Exec L

S7589B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the office of fire prevention and control within the division of homeland security and emergency services to form a task force and issue a report relating to volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention; creates the New York state volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention task force; requires a report to the governor and legislature on Firefighter 1 training, and all other firefighter training offered by the office of fire prevention and control, and delivery methods to enhance and streamline training including the use of distance learning; the utilization of community colleges, BOCES or state accredited high schools to train firefighters and the creation of pilot programs within community colleges or BOCES that will offer Firefighter 1 certification upon completion (view more) the creation of a dedicated bureau within the office of fire prevention and control responsible for recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters; tax incentives and volunteer firefighter benefits currently provided and recommendations as to these or new programs; analysis of current recruitment and retention programs successfully being utilized by other states and recommendations as to adoption of similar programs in New York; and identification and recruitment incentives to assist in the recruitment of volunteer firefighters from under-represented and at-risk populations; makes related provisions.

S7589B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7589B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7589--B
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GAUGHRAN, ADDABBO, KAPLAN, SKOUFIS -- read twice and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
   Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended  and  recommitted  to  said committee -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee

 AN  ACT  directing  the office of fire prevention and control within the
   division of homeland security and emergency services to  form  a  task
   force and issue a report relating to volunteer firefighter recruitment
   and  retention;  and  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
   expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  New  York  state  volunteer  firefighter  recruitment and
 retention task force. There is hereby created the volunteer  firefighter
 recruitment  and  retention task force whose membership shall consist of
 the chair to be appointed by the governor; the  state fire administrator
 or his or her designee; the commissioner of  education  or  his  or  her
 designee;  the  chancellor of the state university of New York or his or
 her designee; the commissioner of taxation and finance  or  his  or  her
 designee;  the  commissioner of labor or his or her designee; the presi-
 dent of the Fireman's Association of the State of New York or his or her
 designee; the president of the Association of Fire Districts or  his  or
 her  designee;  the  president of the New York State Association of Fire
 Chiefs or his or her designee; the president of the New York State  Fire
 Coordinators or his or her designee; two members appointed by the tempo-
 rary  president  of  the senate; two members appointed by the speaker of
 the assembly; one member appointed by the minority leader of the senate;
 and one member appointed by the minority leader of the  assembly.    The
 task force shall report to the governor, the speaker of the assembly and
 the  temporary  president of the senate no later than one year after the
 effective date of this act.   Such report  shall  include,  but  not  be
 limited to, recommendations concerning:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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