Bill Text: NY S04173 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to proof of eligibility for volunteer firefighter enhanced cancer disability benefits.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-2)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-18 - returned to senate [S04173 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04173-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK

            Cal. No. 387

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      March 4, 2019

          NEZ, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
          committed  to  the Committee on Local Government -- reported favorably
          from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to  a
          third  reading,  passed  by  Senate  and  delivered  to  the Assembly,
          recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
          ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  municipal law, in relation to proof of
          eligibility for volunteer firefighter enhanced cancer disability bene-
          fits; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon  expiration

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subparagraph (ii)  of  paragraph  a  of  subdivision  1  of
     2  section  205-cc  of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 334
     3  of the laws of 2017, is amended and a new subdivision 8 is added to read
     4  as follows:
     5    (ii) Having submitted proof of five  years  of  interior  firefighting
     6  service  by  providing  verification  that he or she has passed at least
     7  five yearly certified mask fitting tests as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.134
     8  or the [current] applicable National Fire Protection Association  stand-
     9  ards for mask fit testing.
    10    8.  In  the  absence  of  the documentation required in paragraph a of
    11  subdivision one of this section,  the  volunteer  firefighter  shall  be
    12  eligible  if  they submit alternative documentation as determined by the
    13  office of fire prevention and control. The office of fire prevention and
    14  control shall promulgate rules  and  regulations  as  to  an  acceptable
    15  combination  of  alternative  documentation and such documentation shall
    16  include, but not be limited to, training records, documentation that the
    17  firefighter was an active interior volunteer firefighter as evidenced by
    18  National Fire Incident Reports submitted by the volunteer's fire depart-

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

        S. 4173--A                          2

     1  ment, or any other combination of official documents capable of evidenc-
     2  ing that the firefighter meets the requirements of this section.
     3    §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
     4  deemed repealed 10 years after such date.