Issues: Civil Service and Pensions

Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Senator Gallivan Backs Military Service Buyback Bill for All Veterans

 

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is urging the State Senate to override Governor Cuomo’s veto of a bill (S.7839) which would extend New York’s Military Service Credit Law to all active public employees who served in the military, allowing them to purchase up to three years of retirement credit for their military service.  Under the existing law, only veterans who served during specified conflicts are eligible to participate in the buyback program.

December 8, 2014
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VETERANS’ SERVICE CREDIT LEGISLATION SENT TO THE GOVERNOR

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that Senate bill S.7839 has been sent to Governor Cuomo for his review and action.  This legislation, an extension of the Veterans Service Credit Law of 2000, would allow all honorably discharged veterans who are members of the New York State Public Retirement System to purchase up to three years of service credit for military service.  Currently, only public employees who served in the armed forces during certain military conflicts are permitted to receive this pension benefit.

October 29, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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LARKIN BUYBACK LEGISLATION FOR VETERANS PASSES SENATE

Allows Veterans to Purchase Up To Three Years Of Service Credit in the NYS Retirement System

June 16, 2014
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Larkin Veteran’s Legislation Passes Senate

Allows Veterans to Purchase Up To Three Years Of Service Credit in the NYS Retirement System

June 11, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions  Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair  2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Room 410 LOB

May 28, 2:00 PM - 2:13 PM
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, May 19, 2014 Room 410 LOB

May 19, 1:35 PM - 1:45 PM
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SENATOR VALESKY HAILS PASSAGE OF FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME STATE BUDGET

ALBANY, NY—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today lauded the passage of the state’s fourth and historic consecutive on-time budget. This has not been accomplished with the same Governor and legislative leaders in more than 40 years.

April 1, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, March 24, 2014 Room 410 LOB

March 24, 1:30 PM - 1:32 PM
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions  Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair  1:00 PM, Monday, March 3, 2014  Room 410 LOB

March 3, 1:00 PM - 1:03 PM
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair Monday, January 27, 2014 Room 123 CAP

PLEASE NOTE COMMITTEE WILL MEET IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SESSION

January 27, 4:10 PM - 4:13 PM
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Senator Kevin Parker Introduces College Credits for Veterans

(Brooklyn, NY) – On the eve of the national Veterans Day holiday observance on Monday, November 11, 2013, Senator Kevin Parker (D-21), announced he would be introducing the NY CARES Act (New York College Aid for Returning Empire State Service members).  The bill requires New York’s public and private universities to accept military service for some college credit.

November 11, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, June 3, 2013 Room 410 LOB

June 3, 11:00 AM - 11:06 AM
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, May 6, 2013 Room 410 LOB

May 6, 12:30 PM - 12:34 PM
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, April 22, 2013 Room 410 LOB

April 22, 1:30 PM - 1:34 PM
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Legislative Report with Senator Dilan

Senator Dilan speaks with 14-year MTA Bus Operator and Fresh Pond Depot Chair, James Beard about the job, the B38 route in Brooklyn, Hurricane Sandy and Transit Worker Union Local 100's ongoing negotiations with the MTA.

March 14, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, March 18, 2013 Room 410 LOB

March 18, 1:30 PM - 1:36 PM
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair 1:15 PM, Monday, March 4, 2013 Room 410 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME OF MEETING

March 4, 1:22 PM - 1:27 PM
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Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
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