senate Bill S469C

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:
A1293C
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:S469C

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 collate; 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 with Assemblyman Zebrowski.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined. Fiscal note needed.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


January 1, 2015.

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

                                 469--C

                       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  --  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 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00352-06-4

S. 469--C                           2

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;
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, 2015.

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