Senate Bill S5478

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Grants members of the city of New York's police force eligibility for retirement and pension based on previous service as traffic enforcement agents

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S5478 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3129
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §13-633, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9286, A10611

2023-S5478 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Grants members of the city of New York's police force eligibility for retirement and pension based on previous service as traffic enforcement agents.

2023-S5478 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S5478 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5478
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 6, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. JACKSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities 1
 
 AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
   relation  to  granting  members of the city's police force eligibility
   for retirement and  pension  based  on  previous  service  as  traffic
   enforcement agents
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is  amended
 by adding a new section 13-633 to read as follows:
   §  13-633  TRANSFER  OF MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
 FROM TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT TO THE POLICE FORCE. A. THE TIME  SERVED  AS  A
 MEMBER  OF THE CITY'S TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT WHO HAS BECOME A MEMBER OF THE
 POLICE FORCE OF THE CITY, WHETHER BY  TRANSFER  OR  AS  A  RESULT  OF  A
 COMPETITIVE  EXAMINATION  AND  APPOINTMENT, AND WHO IS STILL A MEMBER OF
 THE POLICE FORCE OF THE CITY, SHALL BE INCLUDED AND COUNTED  AS  SERVICE
 IN THE POLICE FORCE FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY IN DETERMINING
 RETIREMENT  AND  PENSION    AS PROVIDED IN THIS CODE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
 THAT NO PERSON BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY IN
 THE MANNER HEREIN PROVIDED, SHALL BE  ENTITLED  TO  PARTICIPATE  IN  THE
 BENEFITS  OF  THE  POLICE  PENSION FUND, UNLESS HE OR SHE SHALL PAY INTO
 SUCH FUND THE TOTAL SUM THAT HE OR SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN REQUIRED  TO  PAY
 IN  ORDER  TO  PARTICIPATE  THEREIN  HAD HE OR SHE BEEN A MEMBER OF SUCH
 FORCE FROM THE TIME HE OR SHE ENTERED THE SERVICE  OF  TRAFFIC  ENFORCE-
 MENT.  THESE PROVISIONS SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO ANY RESTRICTION RELATIVE
 TO TRANSFERS CONTAINED IN THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW  OR  IN  THE  RULES  AND
 REGULATIONS  OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF THE STATE, OR ANY SUBDI-
 VISION THEREOF.
   B. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW, A MEMBER  OF  THE  NEW
 YORK  CITY  POLICE  DEPARTMENT SHALL BE ENTITLED TO BUY BACK AND RECEIVE
 SERVICE CREDIT FOR  THE  PERIOD  OF  TIME  SUCH  MEMBER  WAS  PREVIOUSLY
 EMPLOYED AS A NEW YORK CITY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT AGENT PURSUANT TO SUBDI-
 VISION A OF THIS SECTION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
              

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Jesse_Rodriguez
11 months ago

Senator Robert Jackson Introduced Bill S5478 in 2023-24 SESSION. It Grants members of the city of New York's police force. Eligibility for retirement and pension based on previous service, as traffic enforcement agents. This bill as of march 6 is Currently in cities 1 committee. In the next voting session, lets get this bill passed into a Law, and into the Executive Budget. With the help of Senator Jackson, yourself, and the rest of our fellow Senator's support. Please help these city workers, to get this Bill passed next session. Thank u to Senator Jackson for his support. In trying To get this bill passed. All other city agencies, that transfer there time to the police the force. Get there time transfered, and counted upfront. Only previous traffic agents do not. Previous traffic agents have there time counted at the end. Thats the only city agency, thats not allowed to have there time counted upfront. I really think thats unfair by the city of NY. Thank u again and Lets help get Bill #S5478 passed.

Jesse_Rodriguez
8 months ago

I am writing to express my strong support for Senate Bill #S5478, introduced by Senator Robert Jackson during the 2023-24 legislative session.

This bill holds significant importance to the dedicated members of the city of New York's police force, specifically regarding their eligibility for retirement and pension based on previous service as traffic enforcement agents. As of March 6, I am aware that the bill is currently in Cities 1 committee, awaiting further consideration.

In the upcoming voting session, I urge you to champion the cause of passing this bill into law and incorporating it into the Executive Budget. This initiative is not just about supporting our city workers but also rectifying an inequity that exists in how different city agencies handle time transfer for their personnel. It's strikingly unfair that while other city agencies have the privilege of having their time counted upfront when transferring to the police force, previous traffic agents are deprived of this benefit, having their time counted only at the end of their service.

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Senator Robert Jackson for his unwavering support in advancing this important legislation. Together with your support and that of our fellow senators, I believe we can rectify this discrepancy and ensure that all city workers, including previous traffic agents, receive fair treatment.

In conclusion, I wholeheartedly endorse Bill #S5478, and I kindly request your assistance in seeing it through to enactment. Thank you for your dedication to the well-being of our city's public servants and for your tireless efforts in improving the lives of the people you represent.
Sincerely Jesse Rodriguez

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