|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 23, 2020||referred to civil service and pensions|
senate Bill S8126
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8126 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8126 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8126 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To amend the retiree earning cap for certain health care workers during a declared public health related state of emergency for the purpose of combating COVID-19. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 212 of the retirement and social security law by adding a new subdivision 4. Section 2 establishes the effective date.
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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