senate Bill S8126

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the retiree earnings cap for health care officials and workers during a declared public health related state of emergency declared by the governor

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee


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Mar 23, 2020 referred to civil service and pensions

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S8126 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10204
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §212, R & SS L

S8126 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the retiree earnings cap for health care officials and workers during a declared public health related state of emergency declared by the governor.

S8126 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8126 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8126

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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
  the  retiree earnings cap for health care officials and workers during
  a declared public health related state of emergency

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

  Section  1.  Section  212 of the retirement and social security law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. NOTWITHSTANDING THE EARNING LIMITATIONS  FOR  RETIRED  PERSONS  SET
FORTH  IN  THIS  SECTION,  STATE  AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MAY HIRE RETIRED
PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS AND WORKERS AT ANY REASONABLE EARNING  LEVEL  IN
TIMES OF A DECLARED PUBLIC HEALTH RELATED STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED BY
THE  GOVERNOR,  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH RETIREES HIRED DURING SUCH STATE OF
EMERGENCY ARE HIRED AND CONTINUE TO  BE  EMPLOYED  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
COMBATTING COVID-19.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
  This  bill  would  exempt  from  the earnings limitations set forth in
Section 212 of the Retirement and Social Security Law (RSSL) any retired
public health officials and workers rehired at  any  reasonable  earning
level  in  times  of a declared public health related state of emergency
declared by the Governor, provided that such retirees hired during  such
state of emergency are hired and continue to be employed for the purpose
of combatting COVID-19.
  Insofar  as  this bill affects the New York State and Local Retirement
System (NYSLRS), if this legislation is enacted during the 2020 legisla-
tive session, we expect there  would  be  negligible  additional  annual
costs.    However, if large numbers of retirees are hired into positions
with lucrative earning levels over long periods of time, there could  be
additional  annual  costs which would be shared by the state of New York
and all of the participating employers in the NYSLRS.
  Summary of relevant resources:

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

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