|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 10, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 09, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 08, 2021||1st report cal.305|
|Jan 22, 2021||referred to civil service and pensions|
senate Bill S2681
Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2681 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2681 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2681 SPONSOR: ADDABBO TITLE OF BILL: An act establishing a temporary task force on variable supplements fund PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to establish a task force to make a final determination of whether or not disabled NYPD and FDNY retirees are entitled to receive VSF supplementation benefits. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Legislative intent. Section 2: Subsection 1: Creates the temporary task force to be known as the temporary task force on the variable supplements fund. Subsection 2: Gives the task force the power to conduct public hearings,
S2681 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2681 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 22, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, BIAGGI, BORRELLO, BOYLE, BRESLIN, BROOKS, GALLIVAN, GAUGHRAN, HELMING, JORDAN, KAMINSKY, MAY, MYRIE, PERSAUD, SALAZAR, SAVINO, SKOUFIS, TEDISCO, THOMAS -- 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 variable supplements fund. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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