assembly Bill A480

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a temporary task force on the variable supplements fund program

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May 15, 2018 held for consideration in governmental employees
Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental employees
Jan 20, 2017 reference changed to governmental employees
Jan 09, 2017 referred to governmental operations

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A480 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1424
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5909
2015-2016: A7322, S1031
2019-2020: A6020, S3107
2021-2022: S2681

A480 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A480 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   480

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. GUNTHER, GARBARINO, ZEBROWSKI, THIELE, JAFFEE,
  TITONE, SIMANOWITZ, SKOUFIS, DenDEKKER, LENTOL,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  SKARTA-
  DOS, COLTON, ORTIZ, SEAWRIGHT, M. G. MILLER, JEAN-PIERRE, SIMON, McDO-
  NOUGH,  CROUCH,  BUTLER,  BARCLAY, RAIA, SALADINO, PALUMBO, MONTESANO,
  MALLIOTAKIS, LUPINACCI, CURRAN, MURRAY, PALMESANO, BRABENEC, LAWRENCE,
  FINCH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. FITZPATRICK,  HAWLEY,  HEVESI,
  KEARNS,  KOLB,  LOPEZ, LUPARDO, MAGEE, McKEVITT, OAKS, RA -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT establishing a temporary task force on variable supplements fund

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

  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00748-01-7