senate Bill S8420

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presumption for public employee death benefits

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 28, 2020 recommitted to rules
May 27, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.671
May 26, 2020 reported and committed to rules
May 25, 2020 referred to finance

Votes

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May 26, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S8420
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 24, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8420
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S8420 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10523
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§61-b, 361-b, 509-a & 607-i, R & SS L; amd §§512 & 2575, Ed L; amd §1266-h, Pub Auth L; add §§13-149.1, 13-244.1, 13-347.1 & 13-544.1, NYC Ad Cd

S8420 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establish a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presumption for public employee death benefits where a member was required to physically report to work; did in fact physically report to work as of March first, two thousand twenty; contracted COVID-19; and where the applicable head of the member's retirement system or such system's medical board determines COVID-19 to have been a significant contributing factor in the member's death.

S8420 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8420 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8420
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 25, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the retirement and social security law, the education
   law, the public authorities law and the  administrative  code  of  the
   city  of  New  York, in relation to establishing a coronavirus disease
   2019 (COVID-19) presumption for public employee  death  benefits;  and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration there-
   of
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding
 a new section 61-b to read as follows:
   § 61-B. COVID-19 PRESUMPTION.  A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER  PROVISION
 OF THIS ARTICLE OR OF ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY,
 EXCEPT  FOR PURPOSES OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW AND THE LABOR LAW,
 WHERE:
   1. A MEMBER REPORTED IN PERSON TO SUCH MEMBER'S USUAL PLACE OF  PUBLIC
 EMPLOYMENT  AT  THE DIRECTION OF SUCH MEMBER'S PUBLIC EMPLOYER OR TO ANY
 ALTERNATE WORKSITE AS DIRECTED BY SUCH  PUBLIC  EMPLOYER,  ON  OR  AFTER
 MARCH  FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY, PROVIDED THAT SUCH ALTERNATE WORKSITE
 WAS NOT SUCH MEMBER'S HOME OR RESIDENCE;
   2. SUCH MEMBER CONTRACTED COVID-19, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CORO-
 NAVIRUS, COVID, OR SARS-COV2,  OR  EQUIVALENT,  WITHIN  FORTY-FIVE  DAYS
 AFTER  REPORTING  TO WORK AS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS SUBDIVI-
 SION AS CONFIRMED BY A POSITIVE LABORATORY TEST OR AS  DIAGNOSED  BEFORE
 OR  AFTER  SUCH  MEMBER'S  DEATH BY A LICENSED, CERTIFIED, REGISTERED OR
 AUTHORIZED HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER CURRENTLY IN  GOOD  STANDING,  OR  A
 HEALTH  CARE  PRACTITIONER  AUTHORIZED  TO  PRACTICE  BY EXECUTIVE ORDER
 DURING THE DECLARED COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY; AND
   3.  COVID-19 CAUSED OR CONTRIBUTED TO SUCH MEMBER'S  DEATH,  AS  DOCU-
 MENTED  ON SUCH MEMBER'S DEATH CERTIFICATE, OR AS DETERMINED BY A HEALTH
 CARE PRACTITIONER DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH TWO OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  SUCH
 MEMBER SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE DIED AS A NATURAL AND PROXIMATE RESULT OF
 AN  ACCIDENT SUSTAINED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTY AND NOT AS A RESULT OF
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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