|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 30, 2021||referred to civil service and pensions|
senate Bill S6478
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6478 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Civil Service And Pensions
- Law Section:
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §4, Chap 252 of 2019
S6478 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6478 SPONSOR: PALUMBO TITLE OF BILL: 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 cleanup operations, in relation to the application of such provisions PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to include members of the New York State and Local Retirement system and the New York State Teachers' retirement system who participated in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup operation in relation to the World Trade Center Disability and who retired prior to September 11, 2019. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 252 of the laws of 2019 amends the
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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