|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 23, 2020||referred to local government|
senate Bill S8117
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8117 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Local Government
- Law Section:
- General Municipal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §§207-r & 92-e, Gen Muni L
S8117 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8117 SPONSOR: MARTINEZ TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to presumption regarding impairment of health caused by COVID-19 and in relation to sick leave PURPOSE: This legislation will provide police, sheriffs, corrections, parole and probation officers with medical care coverage and sick leave if such employee is exposed to COVID-19 while working and then tests positive for COVID-19. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Creates a new section in general municipal law which declares if law enforcement personnel are exposed to COVID-19 and then test posi- tive for COVID-19 is shall be presumptive evidence that any disability
S8117 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8117 I N S E N A T E March 23, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MARTINEZ, BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to presumption regarding impairment of health caused by COVID-19 and in relation to sick leave THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 207-r to read as follows: § 207-R. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER OR OF ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, AND FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS CHAPTER, ANY CONDITION OF IMPAIRMENT OF HEALTH CAUSED BY COVID-19, RESULTING IN TOTAL OR PARTIAL DISABILITY OR DEATH TO ANY SHERIFF, UNDER- SHERIFF, DEPUTY SHERIFF OR CORRECTIONS OFFICER OF THE SHERIFF'S DEPART- MENT OF ANY COUNTY, OR ANY MEMBER OF A POLICE FORCE OF ANY COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE, OR OF ANY DISTRICT, AGENCY, BOARD, BODY OR COMMISSION THEREOF, OR ANY LIRR POLICE OFFICER AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH TWO OF SUBDIVISION A OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE OF THE RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY LAW WHOSE BENEFITS ARE PROVIDED IN AND PURSUANT TO SUCH SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE, OR A DETECTIVE-INVESTIGATOR OR ANY OTHER INVESTIGATOR WHO IS A POLICE OFFICER PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW EMPLOYED IN THE OFFICE OF A DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF ANY COUNTY, OR ANY PROBATION OFFICER OF ANY DEPARTMENT, AGENCY OR SERVICE MAINTAINED BY ANY COUNTY OR CITY, OR ANY PAROLE OFFICER AS DEFINED BY SECTION TEN OF THE CORRECTIONS LAW, WHERE SUCH OFFICER IS EXPOSED OR COMES INTO CONTACT WITH COVID-19 AND SUCH MEMBER TEST POSI- TIVE FOR COVID-19, SHALL BE PRESUMPTIVE EVIDENCE THAT SUCH DISABILITY OR DEATH (1) WAS CAUSED BY THE NATURAL AND PROXIMATE EXPOSURE, NOT CAUSED BY THE OFFICER'S OWN NEGLIGENCE AND (2) WAS INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE AND DISCHARGE OF DUTY, UNLESS THE CONTRARY BE PROVEN BY COMPETENT EVIDENCE. § 2. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 92-e to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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