Provides that the death of a member of the New York state and local police and fire retirement system from heart disease shall be deemed accidental
Provides that the death of a member of the New York state and local police and fire retirement system from heart disease during the course of his or her employment shall be deemed an accidental death for purposes of survivor benefits.
Jan 22, 2013: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
STATE OF NEW YORK
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
January 22, 2013
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to
accidental death benefits payable to beneficiaries of members of the
New York state and local police and fire retirement system
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision a of section 361 of the retirement and social
security law is amended by adding a new closing paragraph to read as
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION AND SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE-A
OF THIS TITLE, ANY CONDITION OF IMPAIRMENT OF HEALTH CAUSED BY DISEASES
OF THE HEART WHICH RESULTS IN THE DEATH OF A MEMBER SHALL BE DEEMED TO
HAVE BEEN INCURRED AS THE NATURAL AND PROXIMATE RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT
SUSTAINED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTY IN THE SERVICE UPON WHICH HIS OR
HER MEMBERSHIP WAS BASED.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.