senate Bill S8427

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public employee death benefit

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2020 signed chap.89
delivered to governor
May 28, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading rules cal.59
substituted for a10528
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading cal.672
referred to rules

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S8427 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10528
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

S8427 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public employee death benefit for individuals who reported to their usual place of employment or an alternate worksite at the direction of their employer on or after March 1, 2020 and such individual contracted COVID-19 within 45 days of reporting to such workplace as confirmed by a laboratory test or by a licensed physician and such individual died on or before December 31, 2020.

S8427 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8427 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8427

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 28, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM -- (at request of the Governor)
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Rules

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)  benefit  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  BENEFIT. A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF
THIS ARTICLE OR OF ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,
AND SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS UNDER
THIS SECTION, 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  WITHIN  FORTY-FIVE  DAYS AFTER
REPORTING TO WORK AS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS  SUBDIVISION  AS
CONFIRMED  BY A POSITIVE LABORATORY TEST OR AS DIAGNOSED BEFORE OR AFTER
SUCH MEMBER'S DEATH BY A LICENSED, CERTIFIED, REGISTERED  OR  AUTHORIZED
PHYSICIAN,  NURSE  PRACTITIONER,  OR  PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT CURRENTLY IN
GOOD STANDING IN ANY STATE OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OR A  PHYSICIAN,
NURSE  PRACTITIONER,  OR PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE IN
NEW YORK BY EXECUTIVE ORDER DURING THE DECLARED COVID-19 STATE OF  EMER-
GENCY; AND
  3.  SUCH  MEMBER DIED ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
TWENTY, AND COVID-19 CAUSED OR CONTRIBUTED TO SUCH  MEMBER'S  DEATH,  AS
DOCUMENTED  ON  SUCH  MEMBER'S  DEATH  CERTIFICATE, OR AS CERTIFIED BY A

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

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