assembly Bill A6619A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Deems Lawrence Lakeman to have died as a natural and proximate result of his participation in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup operations

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 16, 2022 enacting clause stricken
Mar 08, 2022 print number 6619a
Mar 08, 2022 amend and recommit to governmental employees
Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental employees
Mar 23, 2021 referred to governmental employees

Co-Sponsors

A6619 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4285
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9973, S7883

A6619 - Summary

Deems Lawrence Lakeman to have died as a natural and proximate result of his participation in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup operations; grants his beneficiary Audra Lakeman the ability to convert such retiree's state police disability retirement benefit to an accidental death benefit.

A6619 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6619
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. NORRIS -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Employees
 
 AN  ACT deeming Lawrence Lakeman to have died as a natural and proximate
   result of his participation in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery
   or cleanup operations
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, rule or regu-
 lation to the contrary, Lawrence Lakeman, who was previously employed by
 the New York state police as a trooper and was a member of the New  York
 state  and  local  police  and fire retirement system, who was granted a
 state police disability retirement benefit on April 24, 2007 due to  the
 incapacitation  he  sustained  as  a  result of his participation in the
 World Trade Center rescue, recovery  or  cleanup  operations,  shall  be
 deemed  to have died as a natural and proximate result of such incapaci-
 tation, and as such, his beneficiary, Audra Lakeman, shall  be  eligible
 to  request and such request shall not be time barred, the conversion of
 such retiree's state police disability retirement benefit  to  an  acci-
 dental  death  benefit, if such request to that effect is filed with the
 state comptroller within one year from the effective date of this act.
   § 2. All costs of implementing the provisions of  this  act  shall  be
 borne  by  the  state of New York and all participating employers in the
 New York state and local police and fire retirement system.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
   FISCAL NOTE. -- Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
   This bill would provide Audra Lakeman,  the  beneficiary  of  deceased
 police  officer  Lawrence Lakeman's performance of duty disability bene-
 fit, the option to resubmit the Application for Conversion of Service or
 Disability Retirement to Accidental Death Benefit  for  Victims  of  the
 2001  World  Trade Center Disaster, and that such application be consid-
 ered by the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS)  without
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

A6619A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4285
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9973, S7883

A6619A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Deems Lawrence Lakeman to have died as a natural and proximate result of his participation in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup operations; grants his beneficiary Audra Lakeman the ability to convert such retiree's state police disability retirement benefit to an accidental death benefit.

A6619A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6619--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. NORRIS, SIMPSON -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Governmental Employees -- recommitted to the Committee on
   Governmental Employees in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec.  2  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT deeming Lawrence Lakeman to have died as a natural and  proximate
   result of his participation in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery
   or cleanup operations
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, rule or  regu-
 lation to the contrary, Lawrence Lakeman, who was previously employed by
 the  New York state police as a trooper and was a member of the New York
 state and local police and fire retirement system,  who  was  granted  a
 state  police disability retirement benefit on April 24, 2007 due to the
 incapacitation he sustained as a result  of  his  participation  in  the
 World  Trade  Center  rescue,  recovery  or cleanup operations, shall be
 deemed to have died as a natural and proximate result of such  incapaci-
 tation,  and  as such, his beneficiary, Audra Lakeman, shall be eligible
 to request and such request shall not be time barred, the conversion  of
 such  retiree's  state  police disability retirement benefit to an acci-
 dental death benefit, if such request to that effect is filed  with  the
 state comptroller within one year from the effective date of this act.
   §  2.  All  costs  of implementing the provisions of this act shall be
 borne by the state of New York and all participating  employers  in  the
 New York state and local police and fire retirement system.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
   FISCAL NOTE. -- Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
   This  bill  would  provide  Audra Lakeman, the beneficiary of deceased
 police officer Lawrence Lakeman's performance of duty  disability  bene-
 fit, the option to resubmit the Application for Conversion of Service or
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03934-05-2