senate Bill S4479

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes retired firefighters to be employed as fire science instructors by career and technical education centers without reduction of benefits

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 recommitted to rules
Jun 18, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1831
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to civil service and pensions
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2017 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2017 1st report cal.1332
Feb 15, 2017 referred to civil service and pensions

Votes

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Jun 18, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S4479
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 23, 2017 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S4479
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 23, 2017

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S4479 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6029
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Add §214-c, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A9109
2015-2016: S2747, A4876
2019-2020: S4134, A6378

S4479 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes retired firefighters to be employed as fire science instructors by career and technical education centers without reduction of their retirement benefits.

S4479 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4479 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4479

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LARKIN, AKSHAR, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, ROBACH -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

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:
  §  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.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL  NOTE.--This bill will allow 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 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:

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

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