Families of Sanitation Workers Killed in Line-of-Duty Now Able to Receive the Same Benefits Available to Police, Fire and Correction Families. Bill Signed in to Law by Governor Cuomo, Goes into Effect Immediately. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law yesterday that provides the same benefits to families of uniformed Sanitation workers killed in the line of duty as are received by the families of police, fire and correction workers. Chapter 457 of the 2017 Laws of New York allows the Sanitation worker’s spouse to remarry, without forfeit of death benefits, and it increases the pension to 100 percent of the total salary, matching benefits available to the other uniformed agencies. The law goes into effect immediately, and is retroactive to November 1, 1996. For more information, visit: www.WasteDive.com or www1.nyc.gov.