Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to civil service and pensions
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 13, 2019||
referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1347
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 15, 2019||
referred to civil service and pensions
Senate Bill S5803
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S5803 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S5803 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5803 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to the negotiability of discipline affecting public employees PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To preserve the ability of competitive class public employees to negoti- ate disciplinary procedures that affect them in their employment. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends the Civil Service Law to modify the language relied on by several courts in holding disciplinary procedures to be outside the protection of the Taylor Law where any other law commits discipline to the discretion of local officials and to make clear that police officers and firefighters in this state are entitled to collectively bargain the disciplinary procedures that affect them in their employment. The bill would also restore the provisions of any collective bargaining agree- ments or interest arbitration awards between public employers and public
2019-S5803 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5803 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 15, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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