BILL NO A06175 SAME AS SAME AS S03120 SPONSOR Abbate COSPNSR Colton, Simanowitz MLTSPNSR Amd S209, Civ Serv L Requires the New York state power authority and its employees to submit all unresolvable contract negotiations to binding arbitration.Go to top
BILL NO A06175 03/16/2015 referred to governmental employees 05/19/2015 reported referred to codes 05/28/2015 reported 05/29/2015 advanced to third reading cal.495 06/17/2015 passed assembly 06/17/2015 delivered to senate 06/17/2015 REFERRED TO RULES 01/06/2016 DIED IN SENATE 01/06/2016 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY 01/06/2016 ordered to third reading cal.236 01/11/2016 committed to governmental employees 02/02/2016 reported referred to codes 02/09/2016 reportedGo to top
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A6175 SPONSOR: Abbate
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to mandatory arbitration   PURPOSE: Include the New York Power Authority in the provisions relating to compulsory arbitration to resolve impasses in collective negotiations.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Section 45 of Chapter 929 of the Laws of 1986.   JUSTIFICATION: Current provisions of Chapter 929 of the Laws of 1986 relate to compulsory arbitration to resolve impasses in collective nego- tiations between an MTA public employer and a public employee organiza- tion certified or recognized to represent employees of such MTA public employer. This bill would add employees of the New York Power Authority to those who receive such benefits. Compulsory arbitration has allowed the people of New York to enjoy uninterrupted service. All evaluations of the effects of this law have been positive and have advocated the continuation of this process.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2014 - S. 6304 - Finance Committee   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6175 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY March 16, 2015 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ABBATE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to mandatory arbi- tration The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 of section 209 of the civil 2 service law, as added by chapter 929 of the laws of 1986, is amended to 3 read as follows: 4 (a) In the event that the board certifies that a voluntary resolution 5 of the contract negotiations between either (i) the New York city trans- 6 it authority (hereinafter referred to as TA-public employer) and the 7 public employee organization certified or recognized to represent the 8 majority of employees of such TA-public employer, or (ii) the metropol- 9 itan transportation authority, including its subsidiaries, the New York 10 city transit authority, including its subsidiary, and the Triborough 11 bridge and tunnel authority (all hereinafter referred to as MTA-public 12 employer) and a public employee organization certified or recognized to 13 represent employees of such MTA-public employer not subject to the 14 jurisdiction of the Federal Railway Labor Act and not subject to the 15 provisions of subparagraph (i) [ hereof] of this paragraph, which has 16 made an election pursuant to paragraph (f) of this subdivision, or (iii) 17 the New York state power authority and the public employee organization 18 certified or recognized to represent the employees of such power author- 19 ity, cannot be effected, or upon the joint request of the TA-public 20 employer [ or], the MTA-public employer (hereinafter jointly referred to 21 as public employer) or the power authority-public employer and any such 22 affected employee organization, such board shall refer the dispute to a 23 public arbitration panel, consisting of one member appointed by the 24 public employer, one member appointed by the employee organization and 25 one public member appointed jointly by the public employer and employee EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05405-01-5A. 6175 2 1 organization who shall be selected within ten days after receipt by the 2 board of a petition for creation of the arbitration panel. If either 3 party fails to designate its member to the public arbitration panel, the 4 board shall promptly, upon receipt of a request by either party, desig- 5 nate a member associated in interest with the public employer or employ- 6 ee organization he is to represent. Each of the respective parties is to 7 bear the cost of its member appointed or designated to the arbitration 8 panel and each of the respective parties is to share equally the cost of 9 the public member. If, within seven days after the mailing date, the 10 parties are unable to agree upon the one public member, the board shall 11 submit to the parties a list of qualified, disinterested persons for the 12 selection of the public member. Each party shall alternately strike 13 from the list one of the names with the order of striking determined by 14 lot, until the remaining one person shall be designated as public 15 member. This process shall be completed within five days of receipt of 16 this list. The parties shall notify the board of the designated public 17 member. The public member shall be chosen as chairman. 18 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that 19 the amendments made to paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 of section 209 of 20 the civil service law by section one of this act shall not affect the 21 expiration of such subdivision and shall be deemed to expire therewith.