senate Bill S3107A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a temporary task force on the variable supplements fund program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Jun 03, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2019 1st report cal.917
May 16, 2019 print number 3107a
May 16, 2019 amend and recommit to civil service and pensions
Feb 04, 2019 referred to civil service and pensions

Votes

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May 29, 2019 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S3107A
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 29, 2019

Co-Sponsors

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S3107 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6020
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5909
2015-2016: S1031, A7322
2017-2018: S1424, A480

S3107 - Summary

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

S3107 - Sponsor Memo

S3107 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3107

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

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
investigate such issues as are related to the  exclusion  of  disability
pensioners from the VSF.
  2. The temporary task force shall have the power to:
  (a)  conduct  public hearings in furtherance of the performance of its
duties under this act;

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

Co-Sponsors

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S3107A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6020
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5909
2015-2016: S1031, A7322
2017-2018: S1424, A480

S3107A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3107A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3107A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3107--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ADDABBO,  BOYLE, BROOKS, CARLUCCI, FUNKE, SAVINO,
  TEDISCO -- 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 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
investigate such issues as are related to the  exclusion  of  disability
pensioners from the variable supplements fund.

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

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