Assembly Bill A8131

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting accidental death benefits to be awarded to the beneficiary of Anthony Varvaro

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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
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2023-A8131 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7586
Current Committee:
Assembly Governmental Employees
Law Section:
Retirement

2023-A8131 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Deems Anthony Varvaro to have died as the natural and proximate result of an accident sustained in the performance of duty so as to permit accidental death benefits to be awarded to his beneficiaries.

2023-A8131 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8131
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             October 13, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. FALL -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Employees
 
 AN ACT to permit accidental death benefits to be awarded to the  benefi-
   ciary of Anthony Varvaro
 
   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 law,  rule  or  regu-
 lation  to  the  contrary,  Anthony Varvaro, who was a member of the New
 York state and local police and fire retirement  system  employed  as  a
 police officer by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and who
 died  on  September 11, 2022 as the result of an accident which occurred
 while he was travelling to work, shall be deemed to  have  died  as  the
 natural and proximate result of an accident sustained in the performance
 of  duty.  The  beneficiary or beneficiaries of Anthony Varvaro shall be
 eligible to receive the  accidental  death  benefit  if  an  application
 therefor  is  filed  within  one year of the effective date of this act.
 Any amounts paid by the New  York  state  and   local   police and  fire
 retirement    system as the result of the death of Anthony Varvaro prior
 to the receipt of the accidental death benefit pursuant to  this section
 shall be deducted from the benefit payable on an   actuarially    equiv-
 alent  basis    over  the expected future lifetime of the beneficiary or
 beneficiaries.
   § 2. All costs associated with 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 make the statutory beneficiaries  of  Anthony  Varvaro
 eligible to collect an accidental death benefit pursuant to Sections 361
 and 361-a of the Retirement and Social Security Law. Anthony Varvaro was
 a  police  officer  employed  by  the Port Authority of New York and New
 Jersey and a member of the New York State  and  Local  Police  and  Fire
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11782-04-3
              

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