Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 14, 2023||
referred to civil service and pensions
Senate Bill S4794
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S4794 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S4794 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4794 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to authorizing police/fire members of the New York city fire department pension fund to obtain credit for service as an EMT member SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill amends paragraph 2 of subdivision c of section 513 of the Retirement and Social Security Law. Section two sets the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: This bill will give Tier III members of the New York City Fire Depart- ment Pension Fund who have prior creditable service as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Fire Department of the City of New York the ability to receive Fire Department Pension service credit for such
2023-S4794 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4794 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 14, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GOUNARDES, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered print- ed, 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 police/fire members of the New York city fire department pension fund to obtain credit for service as an EMT member THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision c of section 513 of the retire- ment and social security law, as added by chapter 890 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows: 2. (I) A police/fire member shall be eligible to obtain credit for service with a public employer described in paragraph one only if such service, if rendered prior to July first, nineteen hundred seventy-six by a police/fire member who was subject to article eleven of this chap- ter, would have been eligible for credit in the police/fire retirement system or plan involved. (II) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT PENSION FUND SUBJECT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN CREDIT FOR ANY PERIOD OF ALLOWABLE SERVICE RENDERED AS AN EMT MEMBER, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH ONE OF SUBDIVISION A OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED FOUR-E OF THIS CHAPTER, AS ADDED BY CHAPTER FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-SEVEN OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND, WHICH IMMEDIATELY PRECEDES SERVICE IN THE UNIFORMED FORCE OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND SUCH SERVICE SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE IN SERVICE OF THE UNIFORMED FORCE OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR PURPOSES OF ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS AND TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF BENEFITS UNDER THE NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT PENSION FUND, PROVIDED THAT SUCH MEMBER PAYS OR TRANS- FERS INTO THE NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT PENSION FUND ALL MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS SET FORTH IN SECTION FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN OF THIS ARTI- CLE PLUS INTEREST, AT A RATE OF FIVE PERCENT PER ANNUM. FOR A MEMBER WHO TRANSFERS SUCH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY EMPLOYEES' RETIRE- MENT SYSTEM TO THE NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT PENSION FUND OR FOR A MEMBER WHO WITHDRAWS SUCH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY EMPLOY-
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