Bill Text: NY A10438 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Relates to the determination of points for service award programs for volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers during a state disaster emergency.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 29-5)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-05-27 - substituted by s8251b [A10438 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A10438-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                        10438--A

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 11, 2020
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES  -- (at request of M. of A. Thiele,
          Stern, Woerner, McDonald, Seawright,  Schimminger,  Frontus,  Dickens,
          Griffin,  Ortiz, Paulin, D'Urso, Jaffee, Buttenschon, Wallace, Lifton,
          Otis) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local  Governments
          --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
          and recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to  the  determi-
          nation of points for service award programs for volunteer firefighters
          and volunteer ambulance workers during a state disaster emergency; and
          providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

     1    Section 1. Section 217 of the general  municipal  law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision (p) to read as follows:
     3    (p)  For  purposes  of  determining total points earned for a calendar
     4  year in which a state disaster emergency, as defined in  section  twenty
     5  of  the  executive  law,  has  been declared pursuant to executive order
     6  number two hundred two of two thousand twenty, as  amended,  to  address
     7  the  outbreak  of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, an active volunteer fire-
     8  fighter service award program may provide for the  crediting  of  up  to
     9  five  additional points per month, prorated for periods of less than one
    10  month, to each active volunteer firefighter for each month that  special
    11  emergency response rules were in place restricting firefighter responses
    12  to  emergency responses and/or restricting the holding of activities for
    13  which points could be earned due to  guidelines  related  to  the  state
    14  disaster  emergency.  A  political  subdivision  electing to provide the
    15  additional points authorized under this subdivision shall adopt a resol-
    16  ution by April thirtieth, two thousand twenty-one determining the number
    17  of additional points to be credited per month, provided that  any  addi-
    18  tional points credited pursuant to this subdivision shall be in addition
    19  to  any  other  points  earned pursuant to this section during the state
    20  disaster emergency.
    21    § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 219-e of the general  municipal  law  is
    22  amended by adding a new paragraph (k) to read as follows:

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD16211-06-0

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     1    (k)  Determination of points. For purposes of determining total points
     2  earned for a calendar year in  which  a  state  disaster  emergency,  as
     3  defined in section twenty of the executive law, has been declared pursu-
     4  ant to executive order number two hundred two of two thousand twenty, as
     5  amended,  to  address  the  outbreak  of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, an
     6  active volunteer ambulance worker award  program  may  provide  for  the
     7  crediting  of up to five additional points per month, prorated for peri-
     8  ods of less than one month, to each volunteer ambulance worker for  each
     9  month  that  special  emergency response rules were in place restricting
    10  ambulance workers responses to emergency  responses  and/or  restricting
    11  the holding of activities for which points could be earned due to guide-
    12  lines  related  to the state disaster emergency. A political subdivision
    13  electing to provide the additional points authorized under this subdivi-
    14  sion shall adopt a resolution by April thirtieth, two  thousand  twenty-
    15  one  determining  the  number  of  additional  points to be credited per
    16  month, provided that any additional points  credited  pursuant  to  this
    17  paragraph  shall  be  in addition to any other points earned pursuant to
    18  this section during the state disaster emergency.
    19    § 3. Subdivision 3 of section 219-m of the general  municipal  law  is
    20  amended by adding a new paragraph (k) to read as follows:
    21    (k)  Determination of points. For purposes of determining total points
    22  earned for a calendar year in  which  a  state  disaster  emergency,  as
    23  defined in section twenty of the executive law, has been declared pursu-
    24  ant to executive order number two hundred two of two thousand twenty, as
    25  amended,  to  address  the  outbreak  of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, an
    26  active volunteer ambulance worker award  program  may  provide  for  the
    27  crediting  of up to five additional points per month, prorated for peri-
    28  ods of less than one month, to each volunteer ambulance worker for  each
    29  month  that  special  emergency response rules were in place restricting
    30  ambulance workers responses to emergency  responses  and/or  restricting
    31  the holding of activities for which points could be earned due to guide-
    32  lines  related  to the state disaster emergency. A political subdivision
    33  electing to provide the additional points authorized under this subdivi-
    34  sion shall adopt a resolution by April thirtieth, two  thousand  twenty-
    35  one  determining  the  number  of  additional  points to be credited per
    36  month, provided that any additional points  credited  pursuant  to  this
    37  paragraph  shall  be  in addition to any other points earned pursuant to
    38  this section during the state disaster emergency.
    39    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
    40  deemed repealed December 31, 2022.
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