Bill S7636A-2013

Relates to performance of duty disability payments for court officers employed by the eighth judicial district

Relates to performance of duty disability payments for court officers employed by the eighth judicial district.

Details

Actions

  • May 28, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 7636A
  • May 28, 2014: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • May 21, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S7636A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to optional disability coverage for court officers in the eighth judicial district

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To provide disability coverage to court officers for injuries or sickness resulting from the performance of their duties.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

The bill amends section 207-c of the general municipal law to include court officers employed by the eighth judicial district in the list of employees eligible to receive disability coverage for injuries or sickness in the performance of their duties.

JUSTIFICATION:

The state of New York provides for disability coverage to a wide range of state and local government employees, including sheriffs, corrections officers, police officers, fire inspectors, and others, for job-related injuries and sickness. The general municipal law arbitrarily excludes court officers, who face similar risks of injury and sickness on the job. This bill addresses this inequity by including court officers in the eighth judicial district.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7636--A IN SENATE May 21, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to optional disa- bility coverage for court officers in the eighth judicial district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 207-c of the general municipal law, as amended by section 3 of chapter 675 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: 1. Any sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or corrections officer of the sheriff's department of any county (hereinafter referred to as a "policeman") or any member of a police force of any county, city of less than one million population, town or village, or of any district, agen- cy, board, body or commission thereof, or a detective-investigator or any other investigator who is a police officer pursuant to the provisions of the criminal procedure law employed in the office of a district attorney of any county, or any corrections officer of the coun- ty of Erie department of corrections, OR ANY OFFICER EMPLOYED BY THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, or an advanced ambulance medical technician employed by the county of Nassau, or any supervising fire inspector, fire inspector, fire marshal or assistant fire marshal employed full- time in the county of Nassau fire marshal's office, or at the option of the county of Nassau, any probation officer of the county of Nassau who is injured in the performance of his duties or who is taken sick as a result of the performance of his duties so as to necessitate medical or other lawful remedial treatment shall be paid by the municipality by which he is employed the full amount of his regular salary or wages until his disability arising therefrom has ceased, and, in addition such municipality shall be liable for all medical treatment and hospital care necessitated by reason of such injury or illness. Provided, however, and notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the munic- ipal health authorities or any physician appointed for the purpose by
the municipality, after a determination has first been made that such injury or sickness was incurred during, or resulted from, such perform- ance of duty, may attend any such injured or sick policeman, from time to time, for the purpose of providing medical, surgical or other treat- ment, or for making inspections and the municipality shall not be liable for salary or wages payable to such policeman, or for the cost of medical treatment or hospital care furnished after such date as such health authorities or physician shall certify that such injured or sick policeman has recovered and is physically able to perform his regular duties. Any injured or sick policeman who shall refuse to accept medical treatment or hospital care or shall refuse to permit medical inspections as herein authorized, including examinations pursuant to subdivision two of this section, shall be deemed to have waived his rights under this section in respect to expenses for medical treatment or hospital care rendered and for salary or wages payable after such refusal. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a provider of medical treatment or hospital care furnished pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not collect or attempt to collect reimbursement for such treatment or care from any such policeman, a member of a police force of any county, city, any such advanced ambulance medical techni- cian or any such detective-investigator or any other such investigator who is a police officer pursuant to the provisions of the criminal procedure law. S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 207-c of the general municipal law, as amended by section 4 of chapter 675 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: 1. Any sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or corrections officer of the sheriff's department of any county or any member of a police force of any county, city of less than one million population, town or village, or of any district, agency, board, body or commission thereof, or any LIRR police officer as defined in paragraph two of subdivision a of section three hundred eighty-nine of the retirement and social secu- rity law whose benefits are provided in and pursuant to such section three hundred eighty-nine, or a detective-investigator or any other investigator who is a police officer pursuant to the provisions of the criminal procedure law employed in the office of a district attorney of any county, or any corrections officer of the county of Erie department of corrections, OR ANY OFFICER EMPLOYED BY THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, or an advanced ambulance medical technician employed by the county of Nassau, or any supervising fire inspector, fire inspector, fire marshal, or assistant fire marshal employed full-time in the county of Nassau fire marshal's office, or at the option of the county of Nassau, any probation officer of the county of Nassau who is injured in the perform- ance of his duties or who is taken sick as a result of the performance of his duties so as to necessitate medical or other lawful remedial treatment shall be paid by the municipality or The Long Island Rail Road Company by which he is employed the full amount of his regular salary or wages from such employer until his disability arising therefrom has ceased, and, in addition such municipality or The Long Island Rail Road Company shall be liable for all medical treatment and hospital care necessitated by reason of such injury or illness. Provided, however, and notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the munic- ipal or The Long Island Rail Road Company health authorities or any physician appointed for the purpose by the municipality or The Long Island Rail Road Company, as relevant, after a determination has first been made that such injury or sickness was incurred during, or resulted
from, such performance of duty, may attend any such injured or sick policeman, from time to time, for the purpose of providing medical, surgical or other treatment, or for making inspections, and the munici- pality or The Long Island Rail Road Company, as the case may be, shall not be liable for salary or wages payable to such policeman, or for the cost of medical treatment or hospital care furnished after such date as such health authorities or physician shall certify that such injured or sick policeman has recovered and is physically able to perform his regu- lar duties. Any injured or sick policeman who shall refuse to accept medical treatment or hospital care or shall refuse to permit medical inspections as herein authorized, including examinations pursuant to subdivision two of this section, shall be deemed to have waived his rights under this section in respect to expenses for medical treatment or hospital care rendered and for salary or wages payable after such refusal. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a provider of medical treatment or hospital care furnished pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not collect or attempt to collect reimbursement for such treatment or care from any such policeman or any such advanced ambulance medical technician. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend- ments to subdivision 1 of section 207-c of the general municipal law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of such subdivision pursuant to section 7 of chapter 628 of the laws of 1991, as amended, when upon such date the provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

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