senate Bill S661

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides a claim-filing opportunity for the widows and dependents of workers who died as a result of cancer caused by exposure to diesel exhaust

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.666
substituted for a6424
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1687
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2021 referred to labor

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S661 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6424
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §16-a, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7203, A8883
2019-2020: S2436, A2677

S661 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides a claim-filing opportunity for the widows and dependents of workers who died as a result of cancer caused by exposure to diesel exhaust.

S661 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S661 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    661
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to  providing
   a  claim-filing  opportunity  for the widows and dependents of workers
   who died as a result of cancer caused by exposure to diesel exhaust
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act  shall  be known and may be cited as "the Nigro
 act".
   § 2. The workers' compensation law is amended by adding a new  section
 16-a to read as follows:
   §  16-A.  DEATH BENEFITS DUE TO DIESEL EXPOSURE. WHERE DEATH IS DUE IN
 WHOLE OR PART TO ANY CANCER  RESULTING  FROM  A  HAZARDOUS  EXPOSURE  TO
 DIESEL  EXHAUST,  A  CLAIM FOR DEATH BENEFITS SHALL NOT BE DISALLOWED AS
 BARRED BY SECTION EIGHTEEN OR SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT OF  THIS  ARTICLE  IF
 SUCH  CLAIM  IS  FILED  WITHIN  ONE  YEAR  OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
 SECTION. SUCH CLAIMS MAY BE FILED AFTER SUCH PERIOD IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
 SECTION EIGHTEEN AND SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04662-01-1


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