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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to civil service and pensions|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to civil service and pensions|
senate Bill S981
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S981 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Civil Service Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §137, Civ Serv L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S981 - Summary
Relates to a one year wage freeze for employees of the state, municipalities and school districts.
S981 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S981 TITLE OF BILL: 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 expiration thereof PURPOSE: This bill declares that New York State is currently in a state of fiscal emergency. To alleviate this emergency, the following bill would enact a statewide salary freeze for all public-sector employees. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one declares the legislative findings justifying this bill. Section two subsection (1)(a) amends the Civil Service Law by adding a new section 137 which would suspend all increases in salary or wages of employees of the state, municipalities, and school districts for a period of one year. Section two subsection (1)(b) provides that no retroactive pay adjustment of any kind shall accrue or be deemed to accrue during the period of wage freeze and no such accruals shall be paid at the time the wage freeze is terminated. Section three gives any party in interest a direct appeal to the New
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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