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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to local government|
|Apr 06, 2011||referred to local government|
senate Bill S4477
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4477 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- General Municipal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §25, Gen Muni L; amd §209, Civ Serv L
S4477 - Summary
Relates to real property tax relief and local government mandate reform; requires municipal corporations to consider the real property tax impacts of public employee contracts and relates to the arbitration panel's requirements when resolving disputes in the course of collective negotiations.
S4477 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4477 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law and the civil service law, in relation to real property tax relief and local government mandate reform PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would add a new section 25 to the general municipal law and would amend section 209 of the civil service law (the Taylor Law) to require that prior to its presentment to the governing body of a municipal corporation, the public officer of the municipal corporation who is legally responsible for signing a collective bargaining agreement which contains any increase in wages or benefits for public employees, must first consider whether signing such contract would result in any increase to the municipal corporation's real property tax levy. Such would equally require the governing body of the municipal corporation to do the same. This bill would further require the public Employee Relations Board, in their determination as to whether to grant the remedy sought by an employee association or the employee themself, that such board must also consider prior to awarding such remedy, the ability of the public employer to pay. Lastly this bill would also require that Public Employees Relations Board hearings be open to the public.
S4477 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4477 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 6, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the civil service law, in relation to real property tax relief and local government mandate reform THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and declarations. The legislature hereby finds and determines that real property taxes in New York state are too high, and that the burden that they place upon our citizens, homeowners and businesses, is making it difficult for New York state to thrive, prosper and succeed. The legislature further finds and determines that the only way to realistically reduce the real property tax burden upon our citizens, homeowners and businesses, is to place a comprehensive approach in state law which controls costs and spending for local governments, and provides significant mandate relief with respect to their fiscal obli- gations. The legislature finally finds and determines that the real property tax relief and local government mandate reform must be achieved by a comprehensive approach to reduce real property taxes across the state, the controlling of governmental employee benefit costs, and the provision of significant mandate relief to local governments. S 2. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 25 to read as follows: S 25. CONSIDERATION OF REAL PROPERTY TAX LEVY IMPACTS OF A PUBLIC EMPLOYEE CONTRACT. 1. PRIOR TO ITS PRESENTMENT TO THE GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, THE PUBLIC OFFICER OF THE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION WHO IS LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SIGNING A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WHICH CONTAINS ANY INCREASE IN WAGES OR BENEFITS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, SHALL FIRST CONSIDER WHETHER SIGNING SUCH CONTRACT WOULD RESULT IN ANY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10506-01-1
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