senate Bill S6478

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to application of disability retirement benefits for certain participants in World Trade Center rescue, recovery, or cleanup operations

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee


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Apr 30, 2021 referred to civil service and pensions

S6478 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Retirement
Laws Affected:
Amd §4, Chap 252 of 2019

S6478 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the application of disability retirement benefits for certain participants in World Trade Center rescue, recovery, or cleanup operations.

S6478 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6478 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6478
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. PALUMBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
 
 AN ACT to amend chapter 252 of the laws of 2019 amending the  retirement
   and social security law relating to disability retirement benefits for
   certain participants in World Trade Center rescue, recovery, or clean-
   up operations, in relation to the application of such provisions
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 252 of the laws of 2019  amending  the
 retirement  and  social security law, in relation to  disability retire-
 ment benefits for certain participants in  World  Trade  Center  rescue,
 recovery, or cleanup operations, is amended to read as follows:
   §  4.  This  act shall take effect immediately and apply to all active
 AND SERVICE RETIRED members who are determined to have incurred a quali-
 fying World Trade Center condition in the performance and  discharge  of
 duty  that is the natural and proximate result of an accident not caused
 by such member's own willful negligence prior to the effective  date  of
 this act.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
   FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
   This  bill  would  amend  the  benefits  of  certain members of public
 retirement systems who are subject to the provisions of  Article  14  or
 Article  15  of  the Retirement and Social Security Law who contract any
 form of disease or disability related to exposure  to  any  elements  in
 connection with the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup oper-
 ations.  The  annual  accidental  disability  benefit  would be 75% of a
 member's final average salary less workers compensation, regardless of a
 member's plan coverage. This improved benefit would be payable  only  to
 members  retiring with a service benefit prior to September 11, 2019, or
 their beneficiaries. Current disability retirees and their beneficiaries
 would not be affected by this bill.

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

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