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File #: Int 1786-2019    Version: * Name: Health insurance benefits for surviving family members of certain deceased employees of the dept of sanitation.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Civil Service and Labor
On agenda: 10/30/2019
Enactment date: 1/19/2020 Law number: 2020/024
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to health insurance benefits for surviving family members of certain deceased employees of the department of sanitation
Sponsors: I. Daneek Miller, Ben Kallos, Diana Ayala , Farah N. Louis, Mathieu Eugene, (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 1786, 2. October 30, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-30-19, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 30, 2019, 5. Committee Report 12/17/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 12/17/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 12/17/19, 8. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 9. December 19, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-19, 11. Int. No. 1786 (FINAL), 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 14. Local Law 24, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 19, 2019
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1/21/2020*I. Daneek Miller City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/2020*I. Daneek Miller Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/3/2020*I. Daneek Miller Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2019*I. Daneek Miller City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2019*I. Daneek Miller City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/17/2019*I. Daneek Miller Committee on Civil Service and Labor Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/17/2019*I. Daneek Miller Committee on Civil Service and Labor Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2019*I. Daneek Miller City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2019*I. Daneek Miller City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1786

 

By Council Members Miller, Kallos, Ayala, Louis and Eugene (by request of the Mayor)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to health insurance benefits for surviving family members of certain deceased employees of the department of sanitation

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Subparagraph (i) of paragraph 2 of subdivision b of section 12-126 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 122 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

           (i) Where the death of a member of the uniformed forces of the police or fire departments is or was the natural and proximate result of an accident or injury sustained while in the performance of duty, the surviving spouse or domestic partner, until he or she dies, and the children under the age of nineteen years and any such child who is enrolled on a full-time basis in a program of undergraduate study in an accredited degree-granting institution of higher education until such child completes his or her educational program or reaches the age of twenty-six years, whichever comes first, shall be afforded the right to health insurance coverage, and health insurance coverage which is predicated on the insured's enrollment in the hospital and medical program for the aged and disabled under the social security act, as is provided for city employees, city retirees and their dependents as set forth in paragraph one of this subdivision. Where the death of a uniformed member of the correction or sanitation departments has occurred while such employee was in active service as the natural and proximate result of an accident or injury sustained while in the performance of duty, the surviving spouse or domestic partner, until he or she dies, and the child of such employee who is under the age of nineteen years and any such child who is enrolled on a full-time basis in a program of undergraduate study in an accredited degree-granting institution of higher education until such child completes his or her educational program or reaches the age of twenty-six years, whichever comes first, shall be afforded the right to health insurance coverage, and health insurance coverage which is predicated on the insured's enrollment in the hospital and medical program for the aged and disabled under the social security act, as is provided for city employees, city retirees and their dependents as set forth in paragraph one of this subdivision. Where the death of an employee of the fire department of the city of New York who was serving in a title whose duties are those of an emergency medical technician or advanced emergency medical technician (as those terms are defined in section three thousand one of the public health law), or whose duties required the direct supervision of employees whose duties are those of an emergency medical technician or advanced emergency medical technician (as those terms are defined in section three thousand one of the public health law) is or was the natural and proximate result of an accident or injury sustained while in the performance of duty on or after September eleventh, two thousand one, the surviving spouse or domestic partner, until he or she dies, and the children under the age of nineteen years and any such child who is enrolled on a full-time basis in a program of undergraduate study in an accredited degree-granting institution of higher education until such child completes his or her educational program or reaches the age of twenty-six years, whichever comes first, shall be afforded the right to health insurance coverage, and health insurance coverage which is predicated on the insured's enrollment in the hospital and medical program for the aged and disabled under the social security act, as is provided for city employees, city retirees and their dependents as set forth in paragraph one of this subdivision.

            The mayor may, in his or her discretion, authorize the provision of such health insurance coverage for the surviving spouses, domestic partners and children of employees of the fleet services division of the police department who died on or after October first, nineteen hundred ninety-eight and before April thirtieth, nineteen hundred ninety-nine; the surviving spouses, domestic partners and children of employees of the roadway repair and maintenance division or the bridges division of the department of transportation who died on or after September first, two thousand five and before September twenty-eighth, two thousand five, or on or after April 3, 2018 and before April 5, 2018; the surviving spouses, domestic partners and children of employees of the bureau of wastewater treatment of the department of environmental protection who died on or after January eighth, two thousand nine and before January tenth, two thousand nine or the surviving spouses, domestic partners and children of employees of the bureau of water supply of such agency who died on or after February second, two thousand fourteen and before February fourth, two thousand fourteen; the surviving spouses, domestic partners and children of employees of the traffic enforcement district of the transportation bureau of the police department who died on or after November first, two thousand thirteen and before December first, two thousand thirteen; [and] the surviving spouses, domestic partners and children of employees of the sanitation enforcement division of the department of sanitation who died on or after July twenty-eighth, two thousand fifteen and before July thirtieth, two thousand fifteen; and the surviving spouses, domestic partners and children of employees of the bureau of motor equipment of the department of sanitation who died on or after September 23, 2019 and before September 25, 2019 as a natural and proximate result of an accident or injury sustained while in the performance of duty, subject to the same terms, conditions and limitations set forth in the section. Provided, however, and notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, and solely for the purposes of this subparagraph, a member otherwise covered by this subparagraph shall be deemed to have died as the natural and proximate result of an accident or injury sustained while in the performance of duty upon which his or her membership is based, provided that such member was in active service upon which his or her membership is based at the time that such member was ordered to active duty pursuant to Title 10 of the United States Code, with the armed forces of the United States or to service in the uniformed services pursuant to 38 U.S.C. Chapter 43, and such member died while on active duty or service in the uniformed services on or after June fourteenth, two thousand five while serving on such active military duty or in the uniformed services.

§ 2.  This local law shall take effect immediately, and shall be retroactive to and deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after September 23, 2019.