Draft Legislation for COVID-19 Disability & Death Benefits

April 8, 2020

Again, I hope this finds you and yours safe and well.  I write to update you on PEC’s legislative efforts with respect to the current pandemic.

Our goal is to protect all our members, and ultimately their families, should they be victimized by the current pandemic.  Assemblyman Peter Abbate, Chair of the Governmental EmployeesCommittee, in conjunction with the Speaker and the Assembly Majority, has drafted legislation to that end, and it is attached.

We are aware that this legislation is probably not as comprehensive as it could/should be; please have your counsel review the attached to ensure that all the members that you represent are included. We anticipate any action to be taken on this will not occur until the legislature returns to session.

In Unity,
Peter D. Meringolo

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