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A06378 Summary:

COSPNSRPichardo, Colton, Blake, Steck, Jaffee, Montesano, Raia, Lawrence, Friend
MLTSPNSRCrespo, Crouch, Lupardo
Add 214-c, R & SS L
Authorizes retired firefighters to be employed as fire science instructors by career and technical education centers without reduction of their retirement benefits.
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A06378 Actions:

03/07/2019referred to governmental employees
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A06378 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 7, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER, PICHARDO, COLTON, BLAKE, STECK, JAFFEE,
          MONTESANO, RAIA, LAWRENCE, FRIEND -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.
          CRESPO,  CROUCH, LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the Committee on
          Governmental Employees
        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:
     1    Section 1. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding
     2  a new section 214-c to read as follows:
     3    § 214-c. Employment of certain retired persons who retired  from  fire
     4  service.   Notwithstanding   the  provisions  of  this  chapter  or  the
     5  provisions of any state or local law or  charter  to  the  contrary,  no
     6  retired person who retired from fire service as a member of the New York
     7  state  and  local police and fire retirement system or the New York fire
     8  department pension fund, and who is employed by a career  and  technical
     9  education  center as an instructor in a fire science program approved by
    10  the education department, shall have his or her retirement allowance  or
    11  benefits  suspended  or  reduced  because of compensation earned by such
    12  retired person from service as a fire science instructor.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
          FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
          This bill will 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.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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          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:
          The  membership  data  used  in  measuring  the impact of the proposed
        change was the same as that used in the March 31, 2018  actuarial  valu-
        ation.    Distributions  and  other  statistics can be found in the 2018
        Report of the  Actuary  and  the  2018  Comprehensive  Annual  Financial
          The  actuarial assumptions and methods used are described in the 2015,
        2016, 2017 and 2018  Annual  Report  to  the  Comptroller  on  Actuarial
        Assumptions,  and  the  Codes  Rules and Regulations of the State of New
        York: Audit and Control.
          The Market Assets and GASB Disclosures are found in the March 31, 2018
        New York State and Local  Retirement  System  Financial  Statements  and
        Supplementary Information.
          I am a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and meet the Quali-
        fication Standards to render the actuarial opinion contained herein.
          This  fiscal note does not constitute a legal opinion on the viability
        of the proposed change nor is it intended to serve as a  substitute  for
        the professional judgment of an attorney.
          This  estimate,  dated  February  13,  2019, and intended for use only
        during the  2019  Legislative  Session,  is  Fiscal  Note  No.  2019-76,
        prepared  by  the  Actuary  for  the New York State and Local Retirement
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