senate Bill S981

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to a one year wage freeze

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to civil service and pensions
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S981 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง137, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7940

S981 - Summary

Relates to a one year wage freeze for employees of the state, municipalities and school districts.

S981 - Sponsor Memo

S981 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   981

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to a  one  year  wage
  freeze;  and  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira-
  tion thereof

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds and
declares that a fiscal emergency exists in the state of  New  York.  The
state's  fiscal  condition has been significantly weakened by the impact
of the national economic recession and a phase-down of American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act funds which will have  a  negative  impact  on  the
state's  funds. These factors have led to a structural imbalance between
revenues and expenditures which has contributed to New York becoming one
of the highest taxed states in  the  nation.  It  is  hereby  found  and
declared  that  the  state  is in a state of fiscal crisis, and that the
welfare of taxpayers in the state is seriously  threatened.  The  state,
its  school  districts and municipalities are experiencing extreme pres-
sures to continue to provide adequate infrastructure and  core  services
to its residents while also ensuring that taxes remain affordable. It is
therefore,  further  found  and  declared that a combination of enhanced
budgetary discipline and short-term budgetary  relief  is  necessary  to
assist the state, municipalities and school districts as well as taxpay-
ers  to  facilitate  a  return  to  fiscal and economic stability, while
ensuring adequate funding for the provision of essential services.
  S 2. The civil service law is amended by adding a new section  137  to
read as follows:
  S  137. WAGE FREEZE. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO
THE CONTRARY ALL INCREASES IN SALARY OR WAGES OF EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE,
MUNICIPALITIES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHICH WILL  TAKE  EFFECT  AFTER  THE

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

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