Bill Text: NY S04631 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides total disability benefits for volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers for injuries sustained on or after July 1, 2019.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-20 - referred to local governments [S04631 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04631-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4631
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 18, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by Sens. GAUGHRAN, GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
        AN ACT to amend the volunteer firefighters' benefit law and  the  volun-
          teer  ambulance workers' benefit law, in relation to updating benefits
          and modernizing coverage for services provided in the line of duty
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.    The  volunteer  firefighters' benefit law is amended by
     2  adding a new section 9-a to read as follows:
     3    § 9-a. Total disability benefits for injuries on or after July  first,
     4  two  thousand  nineteen. Notwithstanding the provisions of section eight
     5  or nine of this article, in the case of temporary total  disability  and
     6  permanent  total disability when the volunteer firefighter is injured in
     7  the line of duty on or after July first,  two  thousand  nineteen,  said
     8  firefighter  shall receive six hundred fifty dollars per week during the
     9  continuance thereof.
    10    § 2. The volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law is amended by adding
    11  a new section 9-a to read as follows:
    12    § 9-a. Total disability benefits for injuries on or after July  first,
    13  two  thousand  nineteen. Notwithstanding the provisions of section eight
    14  or nine of this article, in the case of temporary total  disability  and
    15  permanent  total  disability  when  the  volunteer  ambulance  worker is
    16  injured in the line of duty on or after July first, two  thousand  nine-
    17  teen,  said ambulance worker shall receive six hundred fifty dollars per
    18  week during the continuance thereof.
    19    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00193-01-9
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