Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announces 9/11 Notice Act signed into law

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that a bill he cosponsored, the 9/11 Notice Act (A75B), has been signed into law.

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This legislation helps ensure affected individuals present in the exposure zones of Lower Manhattan and northern Brooklyn between September 2001 and the end of May 2002 are fully informed about their rights to register for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program.

“While more than 80% of first responders have enrolled in federal health and compensation programs, unfortunately, only a fraction of exposed individuals with qualifying medical conditions have accessed essential support available to them,” Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara said.

In addition, under the 9/11 Notice Act, the State’s Economic Development agency and Department of Labor will be also working with businesses and institutions that recalled individuals to work in the aftermath of the attack to inform them about eligibility for the Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Fund.