senate Bill S6304

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the New York state power authority and its employees to submit all unresolvable contract negotiations to binding arbitration

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May 28, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 10, 2014 referred to civil service and pensions

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May 28, 2014 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 28, 2014

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S6304 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8365
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง209, Civ Serv L

S6304 - Bill Texts

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Requires the New York state power authority and its employees to submit all unresolvable contract negotiations to binding arbitration.

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BILL NUMBER:S6304

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to
mandatory arbitration

PURPOSE:

Include the New York Power Authority in the provisions relating to
compulsory arbitration to resolve impasses in collective negotiations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends Section 45 of Chapter 929 of the Laws of 1986.

JUSTIFICATION:

Current provisions of Chapter 929 of the Laws of 1986 relate to
compulsory arbitration to resolve impasses in collective negotiations
between an MIA public employer and a public employee organization
certified or recognized to represent employees of such MIA public
employer. This bill would add employees of the New York Power
Authority to those who receive such benefits. Compulsory arbitration
has allowed the people of New York to enjoy uninterrupted service.
All evaluations of the effects of this law have been positive and have
advocated the continuation of this process.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Amending Chapter 929 of the Laws of 1986.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  6304

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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  mandatory  arbi-
  tration

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 of section 209 of the  civil
service  law, as added by chapter 929 of the laws of 1986, is amended to
read as follows:
  (a) In the event that the board certifies that a voluntary  resolution
of the contract negotiations between either (i) the New York city trans-
it  authority  (hereinafter  referred  to as TA-public employer) and the
public employee organization certified or recognized  to  represent  the
majority  of employees of such TA-public employer, or (ii) the metropol-
itan transportation authority, including its subsidiaries, the New  York
city  transit  authority,  including  its subsidiary, and the Triborough
bridge and tunnel authority (all hereinafter referred to  as  MTA-public
employer)  and a public employee organization certified or recognized to
represent employees of such  MTA-public  employer  not  subject  to  the
jurisdiction  of  the  Federal  Railway Labor Act and not subject to the
provisions of subparagraph (i) [hereof] OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH,  which  has
made an election pursuant to paragraph (f) of this subdivision, OR (III)
THE  NEW YORK STATE POWER AUTHORITY AND THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION
CERTIFIED OR RECOGNIZED TO REPRESENT THE EMPLOYEES OF SUCH POWER AUTHOR-
ITY, cannot be effected, or upon the  joint  request  of  the  TA-public
employer  [or], the MTA-public employer (hereinafter jointly referred to
as public employer) OR THE POWER AUTHORITY-PUBLIC EMPLOYER and any  such
affected  employee organization, such board shall refer the dispute to a
public arbitration panel, consisting of  one  member  appointed  by  the
public  employer,  one member appointed by the employee organization and
one public member appointed jointly by the public employer and  employee
organization  who shall be selected within ten days after receipt by the
board of a petition for creation of the  arbitration  panel.  If  either
party fails to designate its member to the public arbitration panel, the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13326-01-3

S. 6304                             2

board  shall promptly, upon receipt of a request by either party, desig-
nate a member associated in interest with the public employer or employ-
ee organization he is to represent. Each of the respective parties is to
bear  the  cost of its member appointed or designated to the arbitration
panel and each of the respective parties is to share equally the cost of
the public member. If, within seven days after  the  mailing  date,  the
parties  are unable to agree upon the one public member, the board shall
submit to the parties a list of qualified, disinterested persons for the
selection of the public member.   Each party  shall  alternately  strike
from  the list one of the names with the order of striking determined by
lot, until the remaining  one  person  shall  be  designated  as  public
member.  This  process shall be completed within five days of receipt of
this list. The parties shall notify the board of the  designated  public
member. The public member shall be chosen as chairman.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the amendments made to paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 of section 209  of
the  civil  service  law by section one of this act shall not affect the
expiration of such subdivision and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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