Eliminates the earnings limitation for retired police officers employed as school resource officers.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to the limitation for retired police officers employed as school resource officers
Removes the earnings limitation for retired police officers while employed as school resource officers or school safety officers or other substantially similar positions
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Subdivision 3 of section 212 of the retirement and social security law is amended to address the employment of retired police officers as school resource officers or school safety officers or other substantially similar positions.
Retired police officers are well-qualified to protect our students as school resource officers. Currently, retired public employees must apply for a "211 Waiver" in order to earn more than $30,000 per year. This process, can often become burdensome. The cap on earnings can deter those best qualified to protect our children from becoming school resource officers. This bill would allow school districts to hire retired police officers without needing a "211 Waiver."
This bill would remove earnings limitations for certain employees of a school district, however this is not a mandate for districts to increase salaries.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3749--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 13, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, LARKIN, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions -- recommitted to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to the limitation for retired police officers employed as school resource officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 212 of the retirement and social security law, as added by section 1 of part Y of chapter 55 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions one and two of this section,
[the commissioner of education may determine, pursuant to section two hundred eleven of this article, that]such earnings limita- tions shall not apply to a retired police officer employed by a school district IN EITHER THE CLASSIFIED OR UNCLASSIFIED SERVICE as a school resource officer, SCHOOL SAFETY OFFICER, SCHOOL SECURITY OFFICER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR POSITION OR OFFICE THAT IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, PROVIDED THAT SUCH RETIRED POLICE OFFICER IS DULY QUALIFIED, COMPETENT AND PHYSICALLY FIT FOR PERFORMANCE OF THE DUTIES OF THE POSITION IN WHICH HE OR SHE IS TO BE EMPLOYED AS DETERMINED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND IS PROPERLY CERTI- FIED WHERE SUCH CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07466-04-4