senate Bill S274

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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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 274A
  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.148
  • 05 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 29 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 29 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 274B
  • 28 / Apr / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.387
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • 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:
S274
S274A
S274B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง214-c, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S4239A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S274

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:
2011-2012: S.4239A - Passed Senate

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   274

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LARKIN, BONACIC -- 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.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01352-01-3

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