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1. Join our Action Network and we'll send you important updates regarding our issues and how you can speak out on important issues.
UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS- Enhances fire safety standards for upholstered furniture by a study of methods that do not require the use of fire retardant chemicals.
EXPANDED CANCER IMPAIRMENT –
To enact legislation that would amend the Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law to establish a presumption as to the cause of certain disabilities including brain cancer.
AMEND PENAL CODE TO ADD ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL-
To enact legislation that would increase the civil and criminal penalties to discourage landlords from violating code requirements regulating occupancy of multi-family dwellings
FAIR COST RECOVERY FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT AMBULANCE SERVICE –
To amend the General Municipal Law to authorize fire departments and companies that provide emergency medical services to establish fees and charge for the services they perform.
VFBL/VAWBL REFORM WITH COST OF LIVING- Increase VFBL/VAWBL permanent total disability benefit levels based on cost of living, not to exceed $800 per week.
REQUIRES PROMPT PAYMENT OF VFBL DEATH BENEFIT- This proposal establishes the payment of certain volunteer firefighter and volunteer ambulance worker death benefits shall be within ninety days of the filing of application to receive such death benefit.
INCREASE TAX CREDIT- Provide an increase to volunteer firefighters, volunteer ambulance workers and volunteer emergency medical personnel state tax credit from $200 to $300 per year.
REOCCURING NYS BUDGET MONITORING- Monitor 2016-2017 Budget negotiations to ensure adequate/consistent funding allocations are met for 911 coordination purposes, Emergency Services Low Interest Loan Fund, Training Funding under the OFPC, and funding for training books.
2. Send an email to your elected officials and tell them to pass important legislation that you can follow right here.