assembly Bill A6020A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a temporary task force on the variable supplements fund program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to governmental employees
May 10, 2019 print number 6020a
May 10, 2019 amend and recommit to governmental employees
Feb 26, 2019 referred to governmental employees

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A6020 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3107
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5909
2015-2016: A7322, S1031
2017-2018: A480, S1424
2021-2022: S2681

A6020 - Summary

Establishes a temporary task force on the variable supplements fund program to make findings and recommendations.

A6020 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6020

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. GUNTHER, GARBARINO, ZEBROWSKI, THIELE, JAFFEE,
  DenDEKKER, LENTOL, ENGLEBRIGHT, COLTON, ORTIZ, SEAWRIGHT,  M. G. MILL-
  ER,  JEAN-PIERRE, SIMON, BARNWELL, D'URSO, LAVINE, DICKENS, McDONOUGH,
  CROUCH, BARCLAY, RAIA,  PALUMBO,  MONTESANO,  MALLIOTAKIS,  PALMESANO,
  BRABENEC,  LAWRENCE, FINCH, DiPIETRO, BLANKENBUSH, B. MILLER -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. FITZPATRICK, HAWLEY, HEVESI,  KOLB,  LUPARDO,
  MORINELLO,  RA  --  read once and referred to the Committee on Govern-
  mental Employees

AN ACT establishing a temporary task force on variable supplements fund

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The variable supplements fund (VSF)
program was enacted in 1970 to provide supplementation to the retirement
allowance of New York city police and fire  retirement  system  members.
Since  the  enactment  of  the legislation establishing the VSF program,
much controversy has been generated by the exclusion of disability reti-
rees from eligibility for the benefit. Although a small  number  of  New
York city disability retirees were permitted to receive VSF supplementa-
tion  benefits  as a result of technical correction legislation approved
during previous years, the lack of clarity in defining  VSF  eligibility
and  the  continued exclusion of most disabled firefighters from receipt
of this benefit has been a cause of much frustration and  confusion  for
disability pensioners.
  While  it  is  recognized  that  any amendment to the VSF will require
careful study and consideration of the  issues  involved,  the  legisla-
ture's  interest  in  ensuring  fairness  and equity demand such review.
Because the legislature does not accept this responsibility lightly,  it
hereby  declares that the establishment of a temporary task force, to be
known as the temporary task force on the variable supplements  fund,  is
both warranted and required.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08899-01-9

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A6020A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3107
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5909
2015-2016: A7322, S1031
2017-2018: A480, S1424
2021-2022: S2681

A6020A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a temporary task force on the variable supplements fund program to make findings and recommendations.

A6020A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6020--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. GUNTHER, GARBARINO, ZEBROWSKI, THIELE, JAFFEE,
  DenDEKKER, LENTOL, ENGLEBRIGHT, COLTON, ORTIZ, SEAWRIGHT,  M. G. MILL-
  ER,  JEAN-PIERRE, SIMON, BARNWELL, D'URSO, LAVINE, DICKENS, McDONOUGH,
  CROUCH, BARCLAY, RAIA,  PALUMBO,  MONTESANO,  MALLIOTAKIS,  PALMESANO,
  BRABENEC,  LAWRENCE,  FINCH,  DiPIETRO, BLANKENBUSH, B. MILLER, SMITH,
  REYES, COOK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  FITZPATRICK,  HAWLEY,
  HEVESI,  KOLB, LUPARDO, MORINELLO, RA -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Governmental  Employees  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT establishing a temporary task force on variable supplements fund

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The variable supplements fund (VSF)
program was enacted in 1970 to provide supplementation to the retirement
allowance of New York city police and fire  retirement  system  members.
Since  the  enactment  of  the legislation establishing the VSF program,
much controversy has been generated by the exclusion of disability reti-
rees from eligibility for the benefit. Although a small  number  of  New
York city disability retirees were permitted to receive VSF supplementa-
tion  benefits  as a result of technical correction legislation approved
during previous years, the lack of clarity in defining  VSF  eligibility
and  the  continued exclusion of most disabled firefighters from receipt
of this benefit has been a cause of much frustration and  confusion  for
disability pensioners.
  While  it  is  recognized  that  any amendment to the VSF will require
careful study and consideration of the  issues  involved,  the  legisla-
ture's  interest  in  ensuring  fairness  and equity demand such review.
Because the legislature does not accept this responsibility lightly,  it
hereby  declares that the establishment of a temporary task force, to be
known as the temporary task force on the variable supplements  fund,  is
both warranted and required.
  §  2.  1.  A  temporary  task force, to be known as the temporary task
force on the variable supplements fund, is hereby created to examine and