senate Bill S469B

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:
A1293B
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:S469B REVISED 6/10/13

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.

The amendment changes the wording in Section 1(c) and (d)to read: such
person is hired only as a member of the faculty by the state
university of New York or as a member of the faculty or as director of
public safety by a community college; and (d) such retired person is
granted a waiver of retirement 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, as the case may be.

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 education and security of the campuses of the State
University of New York.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Previously introduced: 2010 (S8035), 2011
(S3440) and 2012 (3440-B) 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--B

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

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 persons employed by the state university of New  York
or  by a community college under a program of the state university serv-
ing in certain capacities during the whole of any calendar  year  begin-
ning  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 retire-
ment 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 retire-
ment system immediately prior to the commencement date of  such  employ-
ment by the state university or community college under a program of the
state university, as the case may be; (c) such person is hired only as a
member of the faculty by the state university of New York or as a member
of  the  faculty or as director of public safety by a community college;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00352-04-3

S. 469--B                           2

and (d) such retired person is granted a waiver of  retirement  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  universi-
ty, as the case may be.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.

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