assembly Bill A602

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the payment of certain volunteer firefighter and volunteer ambulance worker death benefits shall be within ninety days of the filing of application to receive such death benefit

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to local governments

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A602 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S952
Law Section:
Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7-b, Vol Ffs Ben L; add §7-b, Vol Amb Wkr Ben L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A963
2011-2012: A123, S7196
2013-2014: A1152, S683
2015-2016: A1061, S888
2017-2018: A1451, S1195
2019-2020: A550, S3057

A602 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the payment of certain volunteer firefighter and volunteer ambulance worker death benefits shall be within ninety days of the filing of application to receive such death benefit.

A602 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                    602
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL, BYRNE, BRABENEC, WALLACE, BRONSON, DiPIE-
   TRO,  ASHBY,  NORRIS,  TAGUE,  MONTESANO, MANKTELOW, MIKULIN -- Multi-
   Sponsored by -- M.  of A. McDONOUGH, WALSH -- read once  and  referred
   to the Committee on Local Governments

 AN  ACT  to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law and the volun-
   teer ambulance workers' benefit law, in relation  to  the  payment  of
   death benefits
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The volunteer  firefighters'  benefit  law  is  amended  by
 adding a new section 7-b to read as follows:
   §  7-B. PAYMENT OF DEATH BENEFITS. 1. ALL DEATH BENEFITS PAYABLE UNDER
 SECTION SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE PAID TO  THE  PERSON  OR  PERSONS
 ENTITLED  TO  SUCH BENEFIT WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE DATE SUCH PERSON OR
 PERSONS FILES AN APPLICATION WITH THE  WORKERS'  COMPENSATION  BOARD  TO
 RECEIVE  SUCH BENEFIT, EXCEPT IF THE EMPLOYER OR INSURANCE CARRIER FILES
 A NOTICE OF CONTROVERSY WITH THE  CHAIR  OF  THE  WORKERS'  COMPENSATION
 BOARD  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  SECTION TWENTY-FIVE OF THE WORKERS' COMPEN-
 SATION LAW; PROVIDED THAT IF THERE IS A DISCREPANCY  IN  THE  CLAIM  FOR
 BENEFITS THAT WOULD PREVENT THE CLAIM FROM BEING PROCESSED WITHIN NINETY
 DAYS,  THE  WORKERS'  COMPENSATION BOARD SHALL PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE TO
 THE CLAIMANT WITHIN SUCH NINETY DAY PERIOD  EXPLAINING  THE  DISCREPANCY
 AND WHY THE CLAIM CANNOT BE PROCESSED WITHIN THE NINETY DAY PERIOD.
   2.  THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD SHALL CONDUCT OUTREACH SERVICES TO
 PROVIDE COORDINATED INFORMATION TO THE PERSON OR PERSONS ENTITLED  TO  A
 DEATH  BENEFIT  PAYABLE  UNDER  SECTION  SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE REGARDING
 ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO HELP SUCH PERSON OR PERSONS WITH THE DEATH BENE-
 FIT PROGRAM'S APPLICATION PROCEDURES.
   § 2. The volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law is amended by adding
 a new section 7-b to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets