senate Bill S4285B

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2022 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1803
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 26, 2022 print number 4285b
May 26, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to civil service and pensions
Feb 14, 2022 print number 4285a
Feb 14, 2022 amend and recommit to civil service and pensions
Jan 05, 2022 referred to civil service and pensions
Feb 03, 2021 referred to civil service and pensions

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S4285 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9665
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7883

S4285 - Summary

Deems an application filed with the New York state and local police and fire retirement system by the widow of Lawrence Lakeman as timely filed.

S4285 - Sponsor Memo

S4285 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4285
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  GALLIVAN, ORTT -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and
   Pensions
 
 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-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S4285A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9665
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7883

S4285A - Summary

Deems an application filed with the New York state and local police and fire retirement system by the widow of Lawrence Lakeman as timely filed.

S4285A - Sponsor Memo

S4285A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4285--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  GALLIVAN, ORTT -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and
   Pensions -- recommitted to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
   in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 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-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03934-04-2

Co-Sponsors

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S4285B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9665
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7883

S4285B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Deems an application filed with the New York state and local police and fire retirement system by the widow of Lawrence Lakeman as timely filed.

S4285B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4285B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4285--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  GALLIVAN,  AKSHAR, KENNEDY, ORTT, SAVINO, WEIK --
   read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
   the  Committee  on  Civil  Service  and Pensions -- recommitted to the
   Committee on Civil Service and Pensions in accordance with Senate Rule
   6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
   amended  and  recommitted  to  said committee -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  deem an application filed with the New York state and local
   police and fire retirement system by the widow of Lawrence Lakeman  as
   timely filed
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any  general  or  special
 law,  rule  or regulation to the contrary, an application for conversion
 of service or disability retirement to  accidental  death  benefits  for
 victims  of  the 2001 World Trade Center disaster filed by Audra Lakeman
 with the New York state and local police and fire retirement system,  on
 behalf  of  her  deceased  husband  Lawrence  Lakeman who was previously
 employed by the New York State Police as a trooper and who was granted a
 disability retirement benefit  on  April  24,  2007  which  pursuant  to
 section  361  of  the retirement and social security law had to be filed
 with such retirement system by August 24, 2009 but was filed on December
 16, 2016 shall be considered timely filed.
   § 2. All costs of implementing the provisions of  this  act  shall  be
 borne by the state of New York.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
   FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
   This  bill  would  deem  the  Application for Conversion of Service or
 Disability Retirement to Accidental Death Benefit  for  Victims  of  the
 2001  World Trade Center Disaster originally filed by Audra Lakeman, the

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03934-13-2

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