senate Bill S1286

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides that authorities having control of a fire department or fire company which provides emergency medical services may establish fees and charges for services

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 16, 2021 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 01, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 26, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 25, 2021 1st report cal.162
Jan 11, 2021 referred to local government

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S1286 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§209-b & 122-b, Gen Muni L; amd §184, Town L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4856
2013-2014: S3262
2015-2016: S1914
2017-2018: S363
2019-2020: S1940, S3685

S1286 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that authorities having control of a fire department or fire company which provides emergency medical services may establish fees and charges for services.

S1286 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1286 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1286
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. BROOKS, ADDABBO, GALLIVAN, GAUGHRAN, HARCKHAM, HELM-
   ING, KAPLAN, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print-
   ed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
 
 AN  ACT to amend the general municipal law and the town law, in relation
   to authorizing fees and charges for emergency medical services

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Subdivision 4 of section 209-b of the general municipal
 law, as amended by chapter 476 of the laws of 2018, is amended  to  read
 as follows:
   4. Fees and charges [prohibited] AUTHORIZED.  (A) Emergency and gener-
 al  ambulance service, INCLUDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AS DEFINED IN
 SECTION THREE THOUSAND ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, authorized pursuant
 to this section [shall] MAY be furnished  without  cost  to  the  person
 served; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE AUTHORITIES HAVING CONTROL OF A FIRE
 DEPARTMENT  OR FIRE COMPANY THAT HAVE AUTHORIZED SUCH FIRE DEPARTMENT OR
 FIRE COMPANY TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICE OR SERVICES MAY FIX A  SCHEDULE  OF
 FEES  OR  CHARGES  TO  BE  PAID  BY  PERSONS  REQUESTING SUCH SERVICE OR
 SERVICES. THE AUTHORITIES HAVING CONTROL OF A FIRE  DEPARTMENT  OR  FIRE
 COMPANY MAY PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF FEES AND CHARGES OR MAY FORMU-
 LATE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  FOR  THE  COLLECTION  THEREOF BY THE FIRE
 DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY. WHEN FEES AND CHARGES ARE AUTHORIZED  PURSU-
 ANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  THE  FEES  AND  CHARGES  COLLECTED SHALL BE
 DISBURSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH A WRITTEN CONTRACT ENTERED INTO BETWEEN THE
 AUTHORITY HAVING CONTROL OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT OF FIRE  COMPANY  AND  THE
 FIRE  DEPARTMENT  OR  FIRE COMPANY ITSELF.   The acceptance by any fire-
 fighter of any personal remuneration or gratuity, directly or  indirect-
 ly,  from  a person served shall be a ground for his or her expulsion or
 suspension as a member of the fire department or fire company.
   (B) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF  THIS  SUBDIVI-
 SION,  A BASIC LIFE SUPPORT SERVICE WHICH ESTABLISHES A SCHEDULE OF FEES
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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