senate Bill S4239

Amended

Authorizes retired firefighters to be employed as fire science instructors by career and technical education centers without reduction of benefits

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 24 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.789
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 24 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.120
  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4239A
  • 14 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES

Summary

Authorizes retired firefighters to be employed as fire science instructors by career and technical education centers without reduction of their retirement benefits.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4239
S4239A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง214-c, R & SS L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4239

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to
amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to
authorizing retired firefighters to be employed as instructor of fire
sciences by a career and technical education center without diminution
of his or her retirement benefits

PURPOSE:
To allow retired firefighters with knowledge and expertise in the
profession to train the future generation of young firefighters
without diminution of his or her retirement benefits.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1-Amends the retirement and social security law by adding a
new section 214-c.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter or the provisions of
any state or local law or charter to the contrary, no retired person
who retired from fire service as a member of the New York state and
local police and fire retirement system or the New York fire
department pension fund, and who is employed by a career and
technical education center as an instructor in a fire science program
approved by the education department, shall have his or her
retirement allowance or benefits suspended or reduced because of
compensation earned by such retired person from service as a fire
science instructor.

Section 2- This act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill would permit retired firefighters to receive their pension
payments while earning compensation for employment by a career and
technical education center as an instructor in a fire science program
approved by the education department. Retired firefighters possess
the training, skills, and experience which make them an excellent
resource of knowledge for New York's future generation of
firefighters. Permitting such highly qualified retired public
employees to receive pension payments while being employed as fire
science instructors would provide an
incentive for those retirees to pass on the knowledge that was
acquired throughout their years of service to a new generation of
firefighters.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
See fiscal note.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4239

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- 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
  authorizing  retired firefighters to be employed as instructor of fire
  sciences by a career and technical education center without diminution
  of his or her retirement benefits

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding
a new section 214-c to read as follows:
  S  214-C.  EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN RETIRED PERSONS WHO RETIRED FROM FIRE
SERVICE.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  CHAPTER   OR   THE
PROVISIONS  OF  ANY  STATE  OR  LOCAL LAW OR CHARTER TO THE CONTRARY, NO
RETIRED PERSON WHO RETIRED FROM FIRE SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK
STATE AND LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR THE NEW  YORK  FIRE
DEPARTMENT  PENSION  FUND, AND WHO IS EMPLOYED BY A CAREER AND TECHNICAL
EDUCATION CENTER AS AN INSTRUCTOR IN A FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM APPROVED  BY
THE  EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, SHALL HAVE HIS OR HER RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE OR
BENEFITS SUSPENDED OR REDUCED BECAUSE OF  COMPENSATION  EARNED  BY  SUCH
RETIRED PERSON FROM SERVICE AS A FIRE SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL  NOTE.--This  bill  will  allow retired firefighters of the New
York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System or the  New  York
City  Fire  Department Pension Fund to work as a fire science instructor
in a program approved by the New York State Department of Education  and
continue to receive their retirement benefit.
  If  this bill is enacted, insofar as it will affect the New York State
and Local Police and Fire Retirement System, we expect few  retirees  to
be affected. There would be negligible additional annual costs.
  This  estimate,  dated March 4, 2011, and intended for use only during
the 2011 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2011-129,  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.
                                                           LBD07012-02-1

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