senate Bill S4681

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public employee death benefit

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Current Bill Status Via A3988 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2021 signed chap.78
delivered to governor
Mar 01, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.371
substituted for s4681
Mar 01, 2021 substituted by a3988
Feb 22, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.371
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 08, 2021 referred to civil service and pensions

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S4681 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3988
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§61-b, 361-b, 509-a & 607-i, R & SS L; amd §§512 & 2575, Ed L; amd §1266-h, Pub Auth L; add §§13-149.1, 13-244.1, 13-347.1 & 13-544.1, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10528

S4681 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public employee death benefit for individuals who reported to their usual place of employment or an alternate worksite at the direction of their employer on or after March 1, 2020 and such individual contracted COVID-19 within 45 days of reporting to such workplace as confirmed by a laboratory test or by a licensed physician and such individual died on or before December 31, 2022.

S4681 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4681 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4681
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the retirement and social security law, the education
   law, the public authorities law and the  administrative  code  of  the
   city  of  New  York, in relation to establishing a coronavirus disease
   2019 (COVID-19)  benefit  for  public  employee  death  benefits;  and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration there-
   of
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding
 a new section 61-b to read as follows:
   § 61-B. COVID-19 BENEFIT. A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF
 THIS  ARTICLE  OR  OF ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY,
 AND SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS UNDER
 THIS SECTION, WHERE:
   1. A MEMBER REPORTED IN PERSON TO SUCH MEMBER'S USUAL PLACE OF  PUBLIC
 EMPLOYMENT  AT  THE DIRECTION OF SUCH MEMBER'S PUBLIC EMPLOYER OR TO ANY
 ALTERNATE WORKSITE AS DIRECTED BY SUCH  PUBLIC  EMPLOYER,  ON  OR  AFTER
 MARCH  FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY, PROVIDED THAT SUCH ALTERNATE WORKSITE
 WAS NOT SUCH MEMBER'S HOME OR RESIDENCE;
   2. SUCH  MEMBER  CONTRACTED  COVID-19  WITHIN  FORTY-FIVE  DAYS  AFTER
 REPORTING  TO  WORK AS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS SUBDIVISION AS
 CONFIRMED BY A POSITIVE LABORATORY TEST OR AS DIAGNOSED BEFORE OR  AFTER
 SUCH  MEMBER'S  DEATH BY A LICENSED, CERTIFIED, REGISTERED OR AUTHORIZED
 PHYSICIAN, NURSE PRACTITIONER, OR  PHYSICIAN'S  ASSISTANT  CURRENTLY  IN
 GOOD  STANDING IN ANY STATE OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OR A PHYSICIAN,
 NURSE PRACTITIONER, OR PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT AUTHORIZED TO  PRACTICE  IN
 NEW  YORK BY EXECUTIVE ORDER DURING THE DECLARED COVID-19 STATE OF EMER-
 GENCY; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08806-02-1

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