senate Bill S1023

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides additional compensation to certain city employees who possess and use foreign languages in performance of duties

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
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S1023 - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §209-ff, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2721
2009-2010: S1333

S1023 - Summary

Provides additional compensation to certain city employees who possess or make substantial use of foreign languages in the performance of official duties; further creates the "language services program" and a language services director to implement the program.

S1023 - Sponsor Memo

S1023 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1023

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, ADAMS, PERKINS, RIVERA, SMITH -- 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, in relation  to providing
  additional compensation to certain employees

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

  Section  1.  The  general  municipal  law  is  amended by adding a new
section 209-ff to read as follows:
  S 209-FF. SALARY COMPENSATION FOR EMPLOYEES  OF  A  POLICE  DEPARTMENT
WITH CERTAIN LANGUAGE SKILLS. 1. A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE HUNDRED
THOUSAND  OR MORE IS AUTHORIZED TO ADOPT A LOCAL LAW TO CREATE A PROGRAM
TO BE KNOWN AS THE "LANGUAGE  SERVICES  PROGRAM",  WHICH  PROGRAM  SHALL
PROVIDE  FOR ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION IN AN AMOUNT OF NOT LESS THAN  FIVE
PERCENT OF THE BASE SALARY OF ANY EMPLOYEE OF A  POLICE  DEPARTMENT  WHO
QUALIFIES FOR SUCH ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION UNDER THIS SECTION.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER, SUPERINTENDENT OR CHIEF OF POLICE, WHERE APPLICA-
BLE,  OF  A POLICE DEPARTMENT IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE HUNDRED
THOUSAND OR MORE WHICH HAS ADOPTED A LOCAL  LAW  TO  CREATE  A  LANGUAGE
SERVICES  PROGRAM  AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL
DESIGNATE A LANGUAGE SERVICES  PROGRAM  DIRECTOR.  THE  DUTIES  OF  SUCH
PROGRAM DIRECTOR SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A)  DETERMINING  QUALIFICATIONS  FOR  THE  LANGUAGE SERVICES PROGRAM,
WHICH QUALIFICATIONS SHALL INCLUDE  SATISFYING  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  A
PUBLIC CONTACT PERSON AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION;
  (B)  CREATING  AN  APPLICATION  PROCESS FOR ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE SKILLS
COMPENSATION;
  (C) DEFINING WHICH FOREIGN LANGUAGES SHALL QUALIFY UNDER THIS PROGRAM;
  (D) SETTING LANGUAGE SKILLS AND PROFICIENCY STANDARDS WHICH APPLICANTS
MUST DEMONSTRATE TO QUALIFY;

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

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