senate Bill S899

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to service award programs

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 29, 2017 approval memo.24
signed chap.426
Nov 17, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.540
substituted for a6873
Feb 13, 2017 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 07, 2017 advanced to third reading
Feb 06, 2017 2nd report cal.
Jan 31, 2017 1st report cal.118
Jan 05, 2017 referred to local government

S899 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6873
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง219-d, 219-k & 219-l, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7877, A10626

S899 - Summary

Changes the volunteer ambulance service award program to require a mandatory referendum for certain changes and authorizes a lowering of the entitlement to age 55.

S899 - Sponsor Memo

S899 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   899

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to service  award
  programs

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 8  of  section  219-d  of  the
general municipal law, as amended by chapter 514 of the laws of 1998, is
amended to read as follows:
  (b)  The  entitlement  age,  the  number of years of ambulance service
required to obtain a nonforfeitable right to a service  award,  and  the
activities  for which points shall be granted toward a year of ambulance
service may be changed by resolution adopted by the affirmative vote  of
at  least  sixty  percent  of the governing board of the sponsor without
referendum; PROVIDED, THAT, CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVI-
SION  THREE  OF  SECTION  TWO HUNDRED NINETEEN-M OF THIS CHAPTER, IF THE
EFFECT OF THE AMENDMENT IS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF POINTS GRANTED  FOR
THE  PERFORMANCE  OF  THE  ACTIVITY,  DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF AN ACTIVITY
REQUIRED TO EARN THE POINTS GRANTED FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ACTIVITY,
OR BOTH, SUCH AMENDMENT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A MANDATORY REFERENDUM.  ANY
AMENDMENT  TO  A  SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM SHALL ONLY TAKE EFFECT AS OF THE
FIRST OF JANUARY NEXT SUCCEEDING COMPLETION OF THE PROCEEDINGS  REQUIRED
FOR ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT AND SHALL ONLY APPLY PROSPECTIVELY.
  S  2.  Subdivision 3 of section 219-k of the general municipal law, as
added by chapter 558 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
  3. ["Entitlement age" means age sixty-five and, except in the case  of
disability  or  death,  shall be the earliest age at which a participant
who has a nonforfeitable right to a service award is entitled  to  apply
for  and  begin  receiving a service award.] "ENTITLEMENT AGE" MEANS THE
AGE DESIGNATED BY THE SPONSOR AT WHICH A PROGRAM PARTICIPANT IS ENTITLED
TO BEGIN RECEIVING AN UNREDUCED SERVICE AWARD. IN  NO  EVENT  SHALL  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00977-01-7

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