assembly Bill A7322

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a temporary task force on the variable supplements fund program

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to governmental employees
Jun 08, 2015 reference changed to governmental employees
May 06, 2015 referred to governmental operations


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A7322 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5909
2017-2018: A480, S1424
2019-2020: A6020, S3107
2021-2022: A3716, S2681

A7322 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a temporary task force on the variable supplements fund program to make findings and recommendations.

A7322 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 6, 2015

Introduced  by  M. of A. GUNTHER, GARBARINO -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT establishing a temporary task force on variable supplements fund


  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The variable supplements fund (VSF)
program was enacted in 1970 to provide supplementation to the retirement
allowance of New York city police and fire  retirement  system  members.
Since  the  enactment  of  the legislation establishing the VSF program,
much controversy has been generated by the exclusion of disability reti-
rees from eligibility for the benefit. Although a small  number  of  New
York city disability retirees were permitted to receive VSF supplementa-
tion  benefits  as a result of technical correction legislation approved
during previous years, the lack of clarity in defining  VSF  eligibility
and  the  continued exclusion of most disabled firefighters from receipt
of this benefit has been a cause of much frustration and  confusion  for
disability pensioners.
  While  it  is  recognized  that  any amendment to the VSF will require
careful study and consideration of the  issues  involved,  the  legisla-
ture's  interest  in  ensuring  fairness  and equity demand such review.
Because the legislature does not accept this responsibility lightly,  it
hereby  declares that the establishment of a temporary task force, to be
known as the temporary task force on the variable supplements  fund,  is
both warranted and required.
  S  2.  1.  A  temporary  task force, to be known as the temporary task
force on the variable supplements fund, is hereby created to examine and
investigate such issues as are related to the  exclusion  of  disability
pensioners from the VSF.
  2. The temporary task force shall have the power to:
  (a)  conduct  public hearings in furtherance of the performance of its
duties under this act;

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