Extends the effectiveness of certain provisions of law relating to the resolution of labor disputes.
BILL NUMBER: S1408
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend chapter 929 of the laws of 1986 amending the tax law and other laws relating to the metropolitan transportation authority, in relation to extending certain provisions thereof applicable to the resolution of labor disputes
PURPOSE : Extends to July 1, 2011, the provisions relating to compulsory arbitration to resolve impasses in collective negotiations between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). MTA New York City Transit or the MTA Bridges and Tunnels and employee organizations.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Amends Section 45 of Chapter 929 of the Laws of 1986.
JUSTIFICATION : Current provisions of Chapter 929 of the Laws of 1986 relating to compulsory arbitration to resolve impasses in collective negotiations between an MTA public employer and a public employee organization certified or recognized to represent employees of such MTA public employer will expire on July 1, 2007. Compulsory arbitration has allowed the people of New York to enjoy uninterrupted service. All evaluations of the effects of this law have been positive and have advocated the continuation of this process.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : Chapter 929 of the Laws of 1986, most recently extending by Chapter 46 of the Laws of 2005.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1408 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 29, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend chapter 929 of the laws of 1986 amending the tax law and other laws relating to the metropolitan transportation authority, in relation to extending certain provisions thereof applicable to the resolution of labor disputes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 45 of chapter 929 of the laws of 1986 amending the tax law and other laws relating to the metropolitan transportation authority, as amended by chapter 168 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: S 45. This act shall take effect immediately; except that: (a) para- graph (d) of subdivision 3 of section 1263 of the public authorities law, as added by section twenty-six of this act, shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after August 5, 1986; (b) sections thirty-three and thirty-four of this act shall not apply to a certified or recognized public employee organization which represents any public employees described in subdivision 16 of section 1204 of the public authorities law and such sections shall expire on July 1,
2011 and nothing contained within these sections shall be construed to divest the public employment relations board or any court of competent juris- diction of the full power or authority to enforce any order made by the board or such court prior to the effective date of this act; (c) the provisions of section thirty-five of this act shall expire on March 31, 1987; and (d) provided, however, the commissioner of taxation and finance shall have the power to enforce the provisions of sections two through nine of this act beyond December 31, 1990 to enable such commis- sioner to collect any liabilities incurred prior to January 1, 1991. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06291-01-9