senate Bill S519

Amended

Prohibits payment of bonuses to employees and board members of state authorities

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 08 / Feb / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 29 / Apr / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 29 / Apr / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 519A
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.576
  • 11 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 519B
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 519C
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A353C
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTION RECONSIDERED
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Summary

Prohibits payment of bonuses to employees and board members of state authorities.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A353
Versions:
S519
S519A
S519B
S519C
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2854, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
A7242, A7242B, S3664B, S7242B, A7242B

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S519

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to prohibiting bonuses
for employees of public authorities

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The purpose of the bill is to remove the ability of public authorities
to pay bonuses.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section One adds a section 2854 of the public authorities law
that will now prohibit the payment of bonuses.

Section Two adds the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Recent newspaper articles have cited the practice by the New York
Power Authority and other state authorities of paying bonuses on top
of lucrative salaries and other perks. In a time of fiscal crisis
State Authorities should not be authorizing bonuses.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

03/26/09 Referred to Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
06/09/09 Reported Referred to Ways and Means
06/10/09 Amend and Recommit to Ways and Means
06/10/09 Print Number 7247A
06/18/09 Reported Referred to Rules
06/22/09 Reported
06/22/09 Rules Report Calendar 541
6/22/09 Ordered to Third Reading Rules Calendar 541
06/22/09 Passed Assembly
06/22/09 Delivered to Senate
06/22/09 Referred to Rules
01/06/10 Died in Senate
01/06/10 Returned to Assembly
01/06/10 Ordered to Third Reading Calendar 483
03/15/10 Amended to Third Reading 7242B
03/23/10 Passed Assembly
03/23/10 Delivered to Senate
03/23/10 Referred to Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None. Instead this bill would be a cost savings to NYS.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   519

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to prohibiting
  bonuses for employees of public authorities

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

  Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 2854 to read as follows:
  S  2854.  PROHIBITION  ON  PAYMENT  OF  BONUSES.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
PROVISION  OF  LAW, COMPENSATION PAID OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEES
OF STATE AUTHORITIES SHALL BE LIMITED TO SALARY AND BENEFITS  COMPARABLE
TO  THOSE BENEFITS PROVIDED TO CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES, AND, IF APPLICA-
BLE, REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES. NO BONUS OF ANY NATURE SHALL BE PAID  TO
ANY EMPLOYEE OR BOARD MEMBER OF A STATE AUTHORITY PROVIDED THAT ANY SUCH
PROHIBITION SHALL ONLY APPLY TO EMPLOYEES NOT COVERED UNDER A NEGOTIATED
CONTRACT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01216-01-1

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