The following is a summary of 2020 NYSTRS-related legislation that has been signed into law.
COVID-19 Public Employee Death Benefit
Chapter 89 of the Laws of 2020 (S8427/A10528)
Signed into law May 30, 2020
Effective Date: March 1, 2020
Chapter 89 amended various provisions of law to establish a COVID-19 accidental death benefit for New York State public employees.
Chapter 78 of the Laws of 2021 extends earlier provisions of this law; see our COVID-19 Accidental Death Benefit Fact Sheet for additional information.