Gov. Hochul signs 9/11 Notice Act into law

The bill requires employers to notify any individuals who were in the Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn exposure zones between Sept. 2001 and May 2002 of their right to register for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program.

Jade Nash

Sep 11, 2023, 9:55 PM

Updated 315 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul signed five pieces of legislation on Monday that honors and supports people who were impacted by the 9/11 terrorist attack.
One of the bills that the governor signed is called the 9/11 Notice Act.
According to the governor's website, the bill requires employers to notify any individuals who were in the Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn exposure zones between Sept. 2001 and May 2002 of their right to register for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program.
Yonkers Assemblyman Nader Sayegh co-sponsored the legislation with State Sen. Brian Kavanagh. 
Sayegh said he drafted the bill after the 20th anniversary of the attack when he learned that only a small percentage of civilians exposed to the 9/11 toxins had registered for compensation.
The assemblyman told News 12 that he thinks this is because most of the messaging after the attack was geared toward first responders.
"All the others, whether students or workers or people of [the] financial industry that were at the location, were not aware," Sayegh said.
Sayegh added that he hopes the bill will ultimately help impacted individuals get the compensation and health care treatment that they deserve.


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