S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sens. LARKIN, BONACIC, GIPSON -- 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 -- 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 committee
AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to
authorizing retired firefighters to be employed as instructor of fire
sciences by a career and technical education center without diminution
of his or her retirement benefits
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding
a new section 214-c to read as follows:
S 214-C. EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN RETIRED PERSONS WHO RETIRED FROM FIRE
SERVICE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER OR THE
PROVISIONS OF ANY STATE OR LOCAL LAW OR CHARTER TO THE CONTRARY, NO
RETIRED PERSON WHO RETIRED FROM FIRE SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK
STATE AND LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR THE NEW YORK FIRE
DEPARTMENT PENSION FUND, AND WHO IS EMPLOYED BY A CAREER AND TECHNICAL
EDUCATION CENTER AS AN INSTRUCTOR IN A FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM APPROVED BY
THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, SHALL HAVE HIS OR HER RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE OR
BENEFITS SUSPENDED OR REDUCED BECAUSE OF COMPENSATION EARNED BY SUCH
RETIRED PERSON FROM SERVICE AS A FIRE SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
FISCAL NOTE.--This bill will allow retired firefighters of the New
York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System or the New York
City Fire Department Pension Fund to work as a fire science instructor
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 274--B 2
in a program approved by the New York State Department of Education and
to continue to receive their retirement benefit.
If this bill is enacted, insofar as it will affect the New York State
and Local Police and Fire Retirement System, we expect few retirees to
be affected. There would be negligible additional annual costs.
Summary of relevant resources:
The membership data used in measuring the impact of the proposed
change was the same as that used in the March 31, 2013 actuarial valu-
ation. Distributions and other statistics can be found in the 2013
Report of the Actuary and the 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial
The actuarial assumptions and methods used are described in the 2010,
2011, 2012 and 2013 Annual Report to the Comptroller on Actuarial
Assumptions, and the Codes Rules and Regulations of the State of New
York: Audit and Control.
The Market Assets and GASB Disclosures are found in the March 31, 2013
New York State and Local Retirement System Financial Statements and
I am a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and meet the Quali-
fication Standards to render the actuarial opinion contained herein.
This estimate, dated January 24, 2014 and intended for use only during
the 2014 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2014-63, prepared by
the Actuary for the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement