senate Bill S274B

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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9109
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, S4239A

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BILL NUMBER:S274B

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.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--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LARKIN, BONACIC, GIPSON -- 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 --  recommitted
  to  the  Committee  on  Civil  Service and Pensions in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01352-04-4

S. 274--B                           2

in  a program approved by the New York State Department of Education and
to 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.
  Summary of relevant resources:
  The  membership  data  used  in  measuring  the impact of the proposed
change was the same as that used in the March 31, 2013  actuarial  valu-
ation.    Distributions  and  other  statistics can be found in the 2013
Report of the  Actuary  and  the  2013  Comprehensive  Annual  Financial
Report.
  The  actuarial assumptions and methods used are described in the 2010,
2011, 2012 and 2013  Annual  Report  to  the  Comptroller  on  Actuarial
Assumptions,  and  the  Codes  Rules and Regulations of the State of New
York: Audit and Control.
  The Market Assets and GASB Disclosures are found in the March 31, 2013
New York State and Local  Retirement  System  Financial  Statements  and
Supplementary Information.
  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 24, 2014 and intended for use only during
the  2014  Legislative  Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2014-63, prepared by
the Actuary for the New York State and Local Police and Fire  Retirement
System.

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