senate Bill S986

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the board of cooperative educational services of Nassau county to maintain funds in an employee benefit accrued liability reserve fund

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 15, 2013 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 12, 2013 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 05, 2013 1st report cal.44
Jan 09, 2013 referred to local government

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S986 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A813
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Nassau County
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6622, A9743

S986 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the board of cooperative educational services of Nassau county to maintain funds in an employee benefit accrued liability reserve fund.

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BILL NUMBER:S986

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation
to authorizing the board of cooperative educational services of Nassau
County to maintain funds in an employee benefit accrued liability
reserve fund

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Board of
Cooperative Educational Services of Nassau County to maintain excess
funds contained within an employee benefit accrued liability reserve
fund (EBALR) provided such funds are retained for payment of other
post-employment benefits.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill authorizes the BOCES of Nassau County to
maintain excess EBALR funds provided they are retained to make future
payments related to other post employment benefits of their
employees. The bill further provides that the chief fiscal officer of
BOCES shall account for these funds in a separate fund.

JUSTIFICATION:
BOCES are authorized pursuant to Section 6-p of the
General Municipal Law to establish employee benefit accrued liability
reserve (EBALR) funds to cover unused and unpaid sick leave,
personal leave, vacation time, time allowances granted in lieu of
overtime compensation and any other forms of payment for accrued but
unused time earned by employees.
This bill authorizes BOCES to maintain excess EBALR funds so they can
also pay other-post employment benefits. These funds are critically
important to ensure that BOCES will have funding to pay these
employee benefits in the future.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S/6622 (2012) - Third Reading

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There is no fiscal impact to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                   986

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT in relation to authorizing the board of  cooperative  educational
  services  of  Nassau  County  to maintain funds in an employee benefit
  accrued liability reserve fund

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

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contra-
ry, the board of cooperative educational services of  Nassau  county  is
hereby  authorized  to  maintain  funds  in  an employee benefit accrued
liability reserve fund created pursuant to the provisions of section 6-p
of the general municipal law which are in excess of the  sum  sufficient
to  pay  all liabilities incurred or accrued against it for the purposes
authorized pursuant  to  section  6-p  of  the  general  municipal  law.
Notwithstanding  any other provision of law to the contrary, such excess
funds may be retained and expended for the payment of other post-employ-
ment benefits, except pensions or other benefits funded through a public
retirement system, provided pursuant to state statute, local  enactment,
contract  or  other  unlawful authority to former or current officers or
employees or their families or beneficiaries after service at the  board
of  cooperative  educational  services  of  Nassau county has ended such
post-employment benefits shall include but not be limited to health care
benefits.
  The chief fiscal officer  of  the  board  of  cooperative  educational
services  of  Nassau county shall account for such excess funds retained
pursuant to this act separate and apart from all other funds retained in
the employee benefit accrued liability  reserve  fund.  Such  accounting
shall  show:  the  source, the date and amount of each sum paid into the
employee benefit accrued liability reserve fund  which  were  excess  of
liabilities  needed  to  fulfill  the  provisions  of section 6-p of the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03352-01-3

S. 986                              2

general municipal law; the interest earned by such funds; capital  gains
or  losses  resulting  from  the sale of investments of these funds; the
order, purpose thereof, date and amount of each payment of these  excess
funds; a cash balance of excess funds and a schedule of investments. The
chief  fiscal officer, within sixty days of the end of each fiscal year,
shall furnish a detailed report of the operation and condition of  these
excess  funds  to the governing board of the board of cooperative educa-
tional services of Nassau county and  the  office  of  the  state  comp-
troller.
  Any  funds which have been retained by the board of cooperative educa-
tional services of Nassau county for the purpose of funding other  post-
employment  benefits  as  defined  by this act at any point prior to the
effective date of this act may continue to be retained in  a  manner  as
prescribed by this act.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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