Bill S6756-2013

Relates to additional considerations for public arbitration panels relating to certain employees of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel

Establishes public arbitration panels that shall take into consideration for employees of the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority who are employed as bridge and tunnel officers and are peace officers, a comparison of peculiarities in regard to other trades or professions.

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  • Mar 6, 2014: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S6756

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to the resolution of disputes in the course of collective negotiations for employees of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority who are employed as bridge and tunnel officers

PURPOSE:

To require an arbitration panel to consider qualifications and training requirements fox Bridge and Tunnel Officers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends § 209.5 of the civil service law by adding a new subdivision, 209.5 d-VI.

JUSTIFICATION:

Currently, there are no provisions in the civil service law 209.5, that spell out the specific qualifications and training requirements for Bridge and Tunnel Officers. By adding this new subdivision 209.5 d--VI, the panel will consider the special training the officers receive.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6756 IN SENATE March 6, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to the resolution of disputes in the course of collective negotiations for employees of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority who are employed as bridge and tunnel officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 5 of section 209 of the civil service law, as added by chapter 929 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: (d) Such panel shall make a just and reasonable determination of matters in dispute. In arriving at such determination, the panel shall specify the basis for its findings, taking into consideration, in addi- tion to any other relevant factors, the following: (i) comparison of the wages, hours, fringe benefits, conditions and characteristics of employment of the public employees involved in the impasse proceeding with the wages, hours, fringe benefits, conditions and characteristics of employment of other employees performing similar work and other employees generally in public or private employment in New York city or comparable communities; (ii) the overall compensation paid to the employees involved in the impasse proceeding, including direct wage compensation, overtime and premium pay, vacations, holidays and other excused time, insurance, pensions, medical and hospitalization benefits, food and apparel furnished, and all other benefits received; (iii) the impact of the panel's award on the financial ability of the public employer to pay, on the present fares and on the continued provision of services to the public; (iv) changes in the average consumer prices for goods and services, commonly known as the cost of living; (v) the interest and welfare of the public; [and] (vi) FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE TRIBOROUGH BRIDGE AND TUNNEL AUTHORITY WHO ARE EMPLOYED AS BRIDGE AND TUNNEL OFFICERS AND ARE DESIGNATED AS PEACE
OFFICERS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWENTY OF SECTION 2.10 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, SHALL USE COMPARISON OF PECULIARITIES IN REGARD TO OTHER TRADES OR PROFESSIONS, INCLUDING SPECIFICALLY, (1) HAZARDS OF EMPLOY- MENT; (2) PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS; (3) EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS; (4) MENTAL QUALIFICATIONS; AND (5) JOB TRAINING AND SKILLS; AND (VII) such other factors as are normally and customarily considered in the determination of wages, hours, fringe benefits and other working conditions in collective negotiations or impasse panel proceedings. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend- ments to paragraph (d) of subdivision 5 of section 209 of the civil service law made by section one of this act shall not affect the expira- tion of such subdivision and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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