senate Bill S952

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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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2021 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 09, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 08, 2021 1st report cal.285
Jan 06, 2021 referred to local government

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S952 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A602
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: S7196, A123
2013-2014: S683, A1152
2015-2016: S888, A1061
2017-2018: S1195, A1451
2019-2020: S3057, A550

S952 (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.

S952 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S952 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    952
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GAUGHRAN, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, GOUNARDES, RIVERA -- read
   twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
   Committee on Local Government
 
 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
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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