senate Bill S469A

Amended

Relates to a waiver of earnings limitation for certain retirees of the New York state and local police and fire retirement system employed by the state university

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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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 10 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 10 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 469A
  • 07 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 07 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 469B
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 21 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 21 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 469C

Summary

Relates to a waiver of earnings limitation for certain retirees of the New York state and local police and fire retirement system who are employed by the state university.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1293A
Versions:
S469
S469A
S469B
S469C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3440B, A9780
2009-2010: S8035

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BILL NUMBER:S469A

TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to a waiver of earnings limitation for
certain retirees of the New York state and local police and fire
retirement system who are employed by the state university

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Permits retired police officers to re-enter public service for the
state university of New York or a community college under the program
of the State University of New York.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this legislation removes the earning limits on members of
the NYS policemen's and firemen's retirement system who retire and are
employed by the state university of New York or a state university
community college.

JUSTIFICATION:

Unlike New York's public employee retirees, private sector and non New
York public retirees are not restricted in the amount of earnings they
can receive if they choose to return to New York public employment
after retirement. New York public service retirees must be granted a
waiver pursuant to Section 211 of the Retirement and Social Security
Law in order to earn over $30,000 per year or be subject to a
reduction in their retirement benefits. Currently, there are numerous
New York retirees who are valuable law enforcement personnel who are
essential members of the faculty and instructors in the areas of
criminal justice and law enforcement, and contribute to the public
safety on SUNY's college campuses.

Enactment of this legislation will dramatically broaden the pool of
eligible candidates for community colleges in the teaching faculty and
director of public safety at a community college. This will contribute
greatly to educational and security of the campuses of the State
University of New York.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This bill was previously introduced in 2010 (S8035) and 2011 (S3440)
with Assemblyman Zebrowski.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Nominal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

January 1, 2014.

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

                                 469--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 relating to a waiver of earnings limitation for certain retirees
  of the New York state and local police and fire retirement system  who
  are employed by the state university

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of general  or  special
law, local law and/or charter, the earnings limitations contained in any
such  general or special law, local law and/or charter and applicable to
the employment of persons in a position or positions in  public  service
in  any calendar year while retired and receiving a retirement allowance
shall not apply to any person employed by the state  university  of  New
York  or  by a community college under a program of the state university
during the whole of any calendar year beginning with the  calendar  year
in which this act shall have become a law who meets all of the following
requirements;  such  person  may  continue  as retired and without loss,
suspension or diminution of his or her retirement  allowance,  provided:
(a)  such  person retired while a member of the New York state and local
police and fire retirement  system;  (b)  such  person  is  entitled  to
receive  a  retirement allowance from such retirement system immediately
prior to the commencement date of such employment by the state universi-
ty or community college under a program of the state university, as  the
case  may be, and (c) such retired person is granted a waiver of retire-
ment earnings limitation by the chancellor of the  state  university  of
New  York or the president of a community college under a program of the
state university, if such person is hired as a member of the faculty  or
director of public safety at a community college, as the case may be.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00352-02-3

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