senate Bill S2681

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a temporary task force on the variable supplements fund program

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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

Votes

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Feb 8, 2021 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: Feb 8, 2021

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S2681 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3716
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5909
2015-2016: S1031, A7322
2017-2018: S1424, A480
2019-2020: S3107, A6020

S2681 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2681 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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