senate Bill S8117

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to a presumption regarding impairment of health caused by COVID-19 and to use of sick leave

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee


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Mar 23, 2020 referred to local government

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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) - Summary

Creates a presumption that impairment of health caused by COVID-19 was incurred in the performance and discharge of duty of certain police, and parole and probation officers; and relates to use of sick leave due to COVID-19.

S8117 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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