Extends the Tier II provisions to all police officers and firefighters who join a public retirement system on or after July 1, 2009 and prior to July 1, 2011.
Ayes (58): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, Leibell, Libous, Little, Maziarz, McDonald, Monserrate, Montgomery, Morahan, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Parker, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
Excused (4): Flanagan, LaValle, Marcellino, Padavan
BILL NUMBER: S1409
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to the membership of police officers and firefighters
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The purpose of this legislation is to amend paragraph d, 4, Section 209 of the Civil Service Law, as amended by Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2003 to read: The provisions of this subdivision shall expire 30 years from July first, 1977 rather than 28 years from that date.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Paragraph d of subdivision 4, Section 209 of the Civil Service Law, as amended by Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2003 is amended to extend the expiration date of the provisions for an additional two years or until July 1, 2009.
JUSTIFICATION : Compulsory arbitration has allowed the people of New York to enjoy uninterrupted fire and police protection since 1973. All evaluations of the effects of this law have been positive and have advocated the continued use of this process. There have been no significant increases or decreases in settlements due to the use of arbitration as opposed to settling prior to the issue of an arbitration award. In other words, there is no advantage for either party in carrying the process to its final end.
This legislation is necessary to extend binding arbitration for an additional two years to continue to provide for peaceful settlement of disputes.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
Chapter 130 of the Laws of 1993
Chapter 123 of the Laws of 1995
Chapter 149 of the Laws of 1997
Chapter 141 of the Laws of 1999
Chapter 58 of the Laws of 2001
Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2003
Chapter 30 of the Laws of 2005
Chapter 12 of the Laws of 2007
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1409 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 Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to the membership of police officers and firefighters THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision c of section 440 of the retirement and social security law, as amended by chapter 63 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: c. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions and limitations of this article shall apply, as may be appropriate, to all police officers and firefighters who last joined a public retirement system of the state or a municipality thereof, on or after July first, nineteen hundred seventy-six, but prior to July first, two thousand
[nine]ELEVEN. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50: This bill would extend the Tier 2 provisions to all police officers and firefighters who join a public retirement system on or after July 1, 2009 but prior to July 1, 2011. Insofar as this bill would affect the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System, if it is enacted, there would be no result- ing additional annual cost to employers of the System. The estimated rates of contribution for the various Tier 2 plans would not increase due to enactment of the bill. This estimate, dated January 14, 2009, and intended for use only during the 2009 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2009-96, prepared by the Actuary for the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07023-01-9