senate Bill S8270B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to preserving the ability of firefighters and police officers to negotiate disciplinary procedures

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2018 amended on third reading 8270b
Jun 04, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 31, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2018 1st report cal.1401
May 29, 2018 print number 8270a
May 29, 2018 amend and recommit to civil service and pensions
Apr 25, 2018 referred to civil service and pensions

Votes

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May 30, 2018 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S8270A
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Aye with Reservations
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Committee Vote: May 30, 2018

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

Co-Sponsors

S8270 - Details

Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§201 & 204-a, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5803

S8270 - Summary

Preserves the ability of firefighters and police officers to negotiate disciplinary procedures.

S8270 - Sponsor Memo

S8270 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8270

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 the  negotiability
  of discipline affecting public employees

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

  Section 1. Legislative  findings  and  declarations.  The  legislature
hereby  finds,  declares  and  reaffirms that the 1967 Public Employees'
Fair Employment Act establishes that the public policy of the state, and
the purpose of  the  act,  is  to  promote  harmonious  and  cooperative
relationships  between  government  and its employees and to protect the
public by assuring, at all times, the orderly and  uninterrupted  opera-
tion  and  functions  of government. Included among the policies adopted
was the requirement that the state, local governments, and  other  poli-
tical  subdivisions  negotiate  and  enter into agreements with employee
organizations about terms and conditions of employment.  Over  the  many
years  subsequent  to  the  enactment  of such act, the negotiability of
discipline, including disciplinary procedures, has been  fully  endorsed
by  the  public  employment  relations board and disciplinary procedures
have been incorporated into collective bargaining agreements  throughout
the  state. The legislature now declares that this practice of negotiat-
ing fair disciplinary protections and procedures  for  public  employees
must continue.
  A  recent  court of appeals' decision involving police officers in the
city of Schenectady has erroneously declared that the "public policy" of
the state is to prohibit  absolutely  the  negotiation  of  disciplinary
procedures in certain places where there exist legislative enactments on
the  subject of discipline. The legislature declares a necessity for the
enactment of this act to ensure that discipline, including  disciplinary
procedures,  will  continue as a mandatory subject of collective negoti-
ation, and that collective bargaining agreements addressing that subject
remain valid and enforceable and  to  enhance  the  prohibition  against
strikes  and  the  protection  against  the  destruction of vital public
services delivered by public employees throughout the state.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S8270A - Details

Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§201 & 204-a, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5803

S8270A - Summary

Preserves the ability of firefighters and police officers to negotiate disciplinary procedures.

S8270A - Sponsor Memo

S8270A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8270--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, AKSHAR -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and
  Pensions -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to the negotiability
  of discipline affecting public employees

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and  declarations. The legislature
hereby finds, declares and reaffirms that  the  1967  Public  Employees'
Fair Employment Act establishes that the public policy of the state, and
the  purpose  of  the  act,  is  to  promote  harmonious and cooperative
relationships between government and its employees and  to  protect  the
public  by  assuring, at all times, the orderly and uninterrupted opera-
tion and functions of government. Included among  the  policies  adopted
was  the  requirement that the state, local governments, and other poli-
tical subdivisions negotiate and enter  into  agreements  with  employee
organizations  about  terms  and conditions of employment. Over the many
years subsequent to the enactment of  such  act,  the  negotiability  of
discipline,  including  disciplinary procedures, has been fully endorsed
by the public employment relations  board  and  disciplinary  procedures
have  been incorporated into collective bargaining agreements throughout
the state. The legislature now declares that this practice of  negotiat-
ing  fair  disciplinary  protections and procedures for public employees
must continue.
  A recent court of appeals' decision involving police officers  in  the
city of Schenectady has erroneously declared that the "public policy" of
the  state  is  to  prohibit  absolutely the negotiation of disciplinary
procedures in certain places where there exist legislative enactments on
the subject of discipline. The legislature declares a necessity for  the
enactment  of this act to ensure that discipline, including disciplinary
procedures, will continue as a mandatory subject of  collective  negoti-
ation, and that collective bargaining agreements addressing that subject
remain  valid  and  enforceable  and  to enhance the prohibition against

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S8270B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§201 & 204-a, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5803

S8270B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Preserves the ability of firefighters and police officers to negotiate disciplinary procedures.

S8270B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8270B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8270--B
    Cal. No. 1401

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, AKSHAR -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and
  Pensions -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to the negotiability
  of discipline affecting public employees

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and  declarations. The legislature
hereby finds, declares and reaffirms that  the  1967  Public  Employees'
Fair Employment Act establishes that the public policy of the state, and
the  purpose  of  the  act,  is  to  promote  harmonious and cooperative
relationships between government and its employees and  to  protect  the
public  by  assuring, at all times, the orderly and uninterrupted opera-
tion and functions of government. Included among  the  policies  adopted
was  the  requirement that the state, local governments, and other poli-
tical subdivisions negotiate and enter  into  agreements  with  employee
organizations  about  terms  and conditions of employment. Over the many
years subsequent to the enactment of  such  act,  the  negotiability  of
discipline,  including  disciplinary procedures, has been fully endorsed
by the public employment relations  board  and  disciplinary  procedures
have  been incorporated into collective bargaining agreements throughout
the state. The legislature now declares that this practice of  negotiat-
ing  fair  disciplinary  protections and procedures for public employees
must continue.
  A recent court of appeals' decision involving police officers  in  the
city of Schenectady has erroneously declared that the "public policy" of
the  state  is  to  prohibit  absolutely the negotiation of disciplinary
procedures in certain places where there exist legislative enactments on
the subject of discipline. The legislature declares a necessity for  the
enactment  of this act to ensure that discipline, including disciplinary

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