New York Civil Service Law
Sec. § 154-B
Agreements Between State and Employee Organization


1.

Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary, where an agreement between the state and an employee organization entered into pursuant to article fourteen of this chapter so provides on behalf of employees in positions serving in the collective negotiating units designated as the administrative services unit, institutional services unit and the operational services unit, a survivors benefit for a state employee in a position in such negotiating units shall be paid in an amount as provided in such agreement in the event that such employee dies subsequent to April first, nineteen hundred eighty-five as the result of an accidental on-the-job injury and that a death benefit is paid pursuant to the workers compensation law. Such survivors benefit shall be paid to the employees surviving spouse and children who are designated by the workers compensation board to receive a death benefit or portion thereof in the same proportion as the death benefit provided by the workers compensation law is paid. In the event that the employee is not survived by a spouse or children, the survivors benefit shall be paid to the estate of the employee. Such survivors benefit shall be in addition to and not in place of any other survivors or death benefit payable on behalf of such employee.

2.

Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, where an agreement between the state and such employee organization entered into pursuant to article fourteen of this chapter so provides, the state shall establish a special education fund to provide the child or children as designated by the workers compensation board to receive a death benefit pursuant to the workers compensation law of such employees for whom a survivors benefit is paid pursuant to subdivision one of this section with full tuition up to the amount charged for an undergraduate college or university by the state university of New York to attend any accredited college or university within this state provided, however, such child or children as so designated meet the entrance requirements of such college or university. The special education fund shall be funded at a level and for the period of time as determined by such agreement and any interest or other earnings attributable to the money held in such fund shall be utilized with such money for the purpose set forth in this subdivision.

3.

Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, where an agreement between the state and an employee organization entered into pursuant to article fourteen of this chapter so provides on behalf of employees in positions serving in the collective negotiating units designated as the security services unit, agency police services unit and the security supervisors unit, the state shall establish a special education fund to provide the child or children as designated by the workers compensation board to receive a death benefit pursuant to the workers compensation law of such employees who, subsequent to April first, nineteen hundred eighty-five, die under circumstances as defined in such agreement with full tuition up to the amount charged for an undergraduate college or university by the state university of New York to attend any college or university provided, however, such child or children as so designated meet the entrance requirements of such college or university. The special education fund shall be funded at a level and for the period of time as determined by such agreement and any interest or other earnings attributable to the money held in such fund shall be utilized with such money for the purpose set forth in this subdivision.

4.

Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary, where an agreement between the state and an employee organization entered into pursuant to article fourteen of this chapter so provides on behalf of employees in positions serving in the collective negotiating unit designated as the professional, scientific and technical services unit, a survivors benefit for a state employee in a position represented by such employee organization shall be paid in an amount as provided in such agreement in the event that such employee dies subsequent to April first, nineteen hundred eighty-five, as the result of an accidental on-the-job injury or disease and that a death benefit is paid pursuant to the workers compensation law. Such survivors benefit shall be paid to the employees surviving spouse and children as designated by the workers compensation board to receive a death benefit pursuant to the workers compensation law in the same proportion as the death benefit provided by the workers compensation law is paid. In the event that the employee is not survived by a spouse or children, the survivors benefit shall be paid to the estate of the employee. Such survivors benefit shall be in addition to and not in place of any other survivors or death benefit payable on behalf of such employee.

5.

Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, where an agreement between the state and such employee organization entered into pursuant to article fourteen of this chapter so provides, the state shall establish a special education fund to provide the child or children as designated by the workers compensation board to receive a death benefit pursuant to the workers compensation law of such employees for whom a survivors benefit is paid pursuant to subdivision four of this section with full tuition to attend a college or university which is part of the state university provided, however, such child or children meet the entrance requirements of such college or university. The special education fund shall be funded at a level and for the period of time as determined by such agreement and any interest or other earnings attributable to the money held in such fund shall be utilized with such money for the purpose set forth in this subdivision.

6.

Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary, where an agreement between the state and an employee organization entered into pursuant to article fourteen of this chapter so provides on behalf of employees in positions serving in the collective negotiating unit created by chapter four hundred three of the laws of nineteen hundred eighty-three, a survivors benefit for a state employee in a position represented by such employee organization shall be paid in an amount as provided in such agreement in the event that such employee dies subsequent to April first, nineteen hundred eighty-five, as the result of an accidental on-the-job injury or disease and that a death benefit is paid pursuant to the workers compensation law. Such survivors benefit shall be paid to the employees surviving spouse and children as designated by the workers compensation board to receive a death benefit pursuant to the workers compensation law in the same proportion as the death benefit provided by the workers compensation law is paid. In the event that the employee is not survived by a spouse or children, the survivors benefit shall be paid to the estate of the employee. Such survivors benefit shall be in addition to or not in place of any other survivors or death benefit payable on behalf of such employee.

7.

Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, where an agreement between the state and such employee organization entered into pursuant to article fourteen of this chapter so provides, the state shall establish a special education fund to provide the child or children as designated by the workers compensation board to receive a death benefit pursuant to the workers compensation law of such employees for whom a survivors benefit is paid pursuant to subdivision six of this section with full tuition up to the amount charged for an undergraduate college or university by the state university of New York as determined by the state to attend any accredited college or university within this state provided, however, such child or children as so designated meet the entrance requirements of such college or university. The special education fund shall be funded at a level and for the period of time as determined by such agreement and any interest or other earnings attributable to the money held in such fund shall be utilized with such money for the purpose set forth in this subdivision.

8.

Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary, where an agreement between the state and an employee organization entered into pursuant to article fourteen of this chapter so provides on behalf of employees in positions serving in the collective negotiating units designated as the security services unit, agency police services unit and the security supervisors unit, a survivors benefit for a state employee in a position represented by such employee organization shall be paid in an amount as provided in such agreement in the event that such employee dies subsequent to April first, nineteen hundred eighty-five, as the result of an accidental on-the-job injury or disease provided that it is finally determined by the appropriate federal authorities that a public safety officers death benefit is not payable pursuant to sections three thousand seven hundred ninety-six through three thousand seven hundred ninety-six-c of title forty-two of the United States Code, and provided further that a death benefit is paid pursuant to the workers compensation law. Such survivors benefit shall be paid to the employees surviving spouse and dependent children who are designated by the workers compensation board to receive a death benefit or portion thereof in the same proportion as the death benefit provided by the workers compensation law is paid. In the event that the employee is not survived by a spouse or dependent children, the survivors benefit shall be paid to the estate of the employee. Such survivors benefit shall be in addition to and not in place of any other survivors or death benefit payable on behalf of such employee, except that such benefit shall not be payable if a public safety officers death benefit is payable pursuant to sections three thousand seven hundred ninety-six through three thousand seven hundred ninety-six-c of the United States Code.

9.

Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, where an agreement between the state and an employee organization entered into pursuant to article fourteen of this chapter so provides on behalf of civilian employees in positions serving in the collective negotiating unit designated as the division of military and naval affairs unit, a survivors benefit for a state employee in a position in such negotiating unit shall be paid in an amount as provided in such agreement in the event that such employee dies subsequent to April first, nineteen hundred eighty-five, as the result of an accidental on-the-job injury, provided that it is finally determined by the appropriate federal authorities that a public safety officers death benefit is not payable pursuant to sections three thousand seven hundred ninety-six through three thousand seven hundred ninety-six-c of title forty-two of the United States code, and provided further that a death benefit is paid pursuant to the workers compensation law. Such survivors benefit shall be paid to the employees surviving spouse and children who are designated by the workers compensation board to receive a death benefit or portion thereof in the same proportion as the death benefit provided by the workers compensation law is paid. In the event that the employee is not survived by a spouse or children, the survivors benefit shall be paid to the estate of the employee. Such survivors benefit shall be in addition to and not in place of any other survivors or death benefit payable on behalf of such employee except that such benefit shall not be payable if a public safety officers death benefit is payable pursuant to sections three thousand seven hundred ninety-six through three thousand seven hundred ninety-six-c of title forty-two of the Unites States code.

10.

Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, where an agreement between the state and such employee organization entered into pursuant to article fourteen of this chapter so provides, the state shall establish a special education fund to provide the child or children as designated by the workers compensation board to receive a death benefit pursuant to the workers compensation law of such employees for whom a survivors benefit is paid pursuant to subdivision nine of this section with full tuition up to the amount charged for an undergraduate college or university by the state university of New York to attend any accredited college or university within this state provided, however, such child or children as so designated meet the entrance requirements of such college or university. The special education fund shall be funded at a level and for the period of time as determined by such agreement and any interest or other earnings attributable to the money held in such fund shall be utilized with such money for the purpose set forth in this subdivision.
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