senate Bill S4438

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes retired firefighters to be employed as fire science instructors by career and technical education centers without a reduction of benefits

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 23, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Feb 04, 2021 referred to civil service and pensions

Votes

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Feb 23, 2021 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S4438
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: Feb 23, 2021

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S4438 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6452
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Add §214-c, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A9109
2015-2016: S2747, A4876
2017-2018: S4479, A6029
2019-2020: S4134, A6378

S4438 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes retired firefighters to be employed as fire science instructors by career and technical education centers without a reduction of their retirement benefits.

S4438 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4438 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4438
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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
   authorizing retired firefighters to be employed as instructors of fire
   sciences by a career and technical education center without diminution
   of his or her retirement benefits
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding
 a new section 214-c to read as follows:
   § 214-C. EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN RETIRED PERSONS WHO RETIRED  FROM  FIRE
 SERVICE.   NOTWITHSTANDING   THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  CHAPTER  OR  THE
 PROVISIONS OF ANY STATE OR LOCAL LAW OR  CHARTER  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  NO
 RETIRED PERSON WHO RETIRED FROM FIRE SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK
 STATE  AND  LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR THE NEW YORK FIRE
 DEPARTMENT PENSION FUND, AND WHO IS EMPLOYED BY A CAREER  AND  TECHNICAL
 EDUCATION  CENTER AS AN INSTRUCTOR IN A FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM APPROVED BY
 THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, SHALL HAVE HIS OR HER RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE  OR
 BENEFITS  SUSPENDED  OR  REDUCED  BECAUSE OF COMPENSATION EARNED BY SUCH
 RETIRED PERSON FROM SERVICE AS A FIRE SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
   FISCAL NOTE.-- Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
   This bill would allow retirees from  the  New  York  State  and  Local
 Police  and  Fire Retirement System or the New York City Fire Department
 Pension Fund retired from  fire  service  to  work  as  a  fire  science
 instructor  in  a  program  approved by the New York State Department of
 Education and to continue to receive their retirement benefit.
   If this bill is enacted, insofar as it will affect the New York  State
 and  Local  Police and Fire Retirement System, we expect few retirees to
 be affected. Any additional annual costs will therefore be negligible.
   Summary of relevant resources:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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