senate Bill S8117A

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 08, 2020 print number 8117a
Apr 08, 2020 amend and recommit to local government
Mar 23, 2020 referred to local government

Co-Sponsors

S8117 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10391
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§207-r & 92-e, Gen Muni L; add Art 8-B §§180 - 186, amd §15, Work Comp L

S8117 - Summary

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

S8117 - Sponsor Memo

S8117 - 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.

Co-Sponsors

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S8117A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10391
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§207-r & 92-e, Gen Muni L; add Art 8-B §§180 - 186, amd §15, Work Comp L

S8117A (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, parole and probation officers and other emergency responders; relates to use of sick leave due to COVID-19.

S8117A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8117A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8117--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MARTINEZ, BROOKS, GAUGHRAN, KAMINSKY -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Local Government -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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; and to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to
  workers'  compensation coverage and benefits for employees who partic-
  ipated in essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak

  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, DEATH, ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY
OR ACCIDENTAL DEATH TO ANY  SHERIFF,  UNDERSHERIFF,  DEPUTY  SHERIFF  OR
CORRECTIONS  OFFICER  OF  THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT 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,  OR  ANY
PAID   OFFICER   OR   MEMBER   OF   AN  ORGANIZED  FIRE  COMPANY OR FIRE
DEPARTMENT OF A CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE  OR   FIRE   DISTRICT, OR  EMERGENCY
MEDICAL  TECHNICIAN, ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN OR PARAMEDIC,
WHOSE  BENEFITS  ARE  PROVIDED  IN  AND  PURSUANT  TO SUCH SECTION THREE
HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE, OR A DETECTIVE-INVESTIGATOR OR ANY  OTHER  INVESTI-
GATOR WHO IS A POLICE OFFICER PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE CRIMINAL
PROCEDURE LAW EMPLOYED IN THE OFFICE OF A DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF ANY COUN-
TY,  OR ANY PROBATION OFFICER OF ANY DEPARTMENT, AGENCY OR SERVICE MAIN-
TAINED BY ANY COUNTY OR CITY,  OR  ANY  PAROLE  OFFICER  AS  DEFINED  BY
SECTION  TEN  OF  THE CORRECTION LAW, OR A PEACE OFFICER EMPLOYED BY THE
UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM OR A MEMBER OF THE UNIFORMED  CORRECTION  FORCE  OF

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

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