senate Bill S274A

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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

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BILL NUMBER:S274A

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 excel-
lent resource of knowledge for New York's future generation of fire-
fighters. Permitting such highly qualified retired public employees to
receive pension payments while being employed as fire science instruc-
tors would provide an incentive for those retirees to pass on the know-
ledge that was acquired throughout their years of service to a new
generation of firefighters.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011/2012: S.4239-A-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--A

                       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 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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 would 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
to continue to receive their retirement benefit.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01352-03-3

S. 274--A                           2

  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.
  Summary of relevant resources:
  Data:  March  31,  2012  Actuarial Year End File with distributions of
membership and other statistics displayed in  the  2012  Report  of  the
Actuary and 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  Assumptions  and  Methods:  2010,  2011  and 2012 Annual Report to the
Comptroller on Actuarial Assumptions, Codes Rules and Regulations of the
State of New York: Audit and Control.
  Market Assets and GASB Disclosures: March 31, 2012 New York State  and
Local  Retirement System Financial Statements and Supplementary Informa-
tion.
  Valuations of Benefit Liabilities and Actuarial Assets: summarized  in
the 2012 Actuarial Valuations report.
  I am a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and meet the Quali-
fication Standards to render the actuarial opinion contained herein.
  This estimate, dated January 29, 2013 and intended for use only during
the  2013  Legislative  Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2013-74, prepared by
the Actuary for the New York State and Local Police and Fire  Retirement
System.

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