The laws (S.9294A/A.10416) permits any participant who turned disabled between September 11, 2017 and September 11, 2021 to file a declare earlier than September 11, 2026. If a participant filed a declare throughout this era and it has been denied, the declare will probably be reconsidered by the Staff’ Compensation Board. It should additionally lengthen the deadline till September 11, 2026 to file a discover of participation in New York State’s public pension methods.
Member of the Meeting Yuh-Line niou mentioned“I’m proud to see that 21 years later, New York State continues to be taking motion to help 9/11 first responders. In my district, we nonetheless have many individuals who develop and reside with sicknesses associated to 9/11. September 11. It’s our responsibility to make sure that all survivors obtain the help they deserve.”
The laws (S.8273/A.7057-B) designates a portion of the state freeway system as “Port Authority Police Officer James W. Kennelly Memorial Freeway.” James Kennelly was a volunteer firefighter and Massapequa resident who participated in search, rescue and restoration efforts at Floor Zero on the age of twenty. He died aged 37 from 9/11-related most cancers. By dedicating this freeway in his title, his sacrifices will probably be honored.
State Senator John E. Brooks mentioned: “James Kennelly served as a volunteer firefighter at Massapequa’s East Finish Hearth Station. When he was simply 20 years outdated, he made the heroic resolution to assist with search, rescue and restoration efforts at Floor Zero on 9/11. For anybody who knew James, it was no shock as he at all times stepped as much as assist these in want. Sadly, James handed away from a 9/11-related most cancers analysis on the age of 37, forsaking his household, buddies and group that have not been the identical since. It’s our responsibility to acknowledge the heroism that James confirmed throughout his quick however impactful life, and I thank the Governor Hochul for signing this invoice to mark such an necessary event. »
Member of the Meeting Michael Durso mentioned, « Port Authority Officer James Kennelly was an awesome man, a civil servant, a buddy and above all a loyal father and husband. It’s only regular that the Previous Dawn Freeway in Massapequa be named in honor of his service and sacrifice to our communities. I thank the governor Hochul for signing my invoice and I hope this roadside dedication will assist his reminiscence reside on for generations to return.”