BILL NO A02442
SAME AS No Same as
COSPNSR Lupardo, Curran, Lupinacci
Add S207-m, Gen Muni L
Relates to salary increases for heads of police departments of municipalities,
districts or authorities.
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A2442
SPONSOR: Montesano (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to salary increases for heads of police departments of municipalities,
districts or authorities
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require an immediate increase in a
Police Chiefs salary, in the same dollar amount, if their direct subor-
dinate received a salary increase.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 requires an immediate
increase in a Police Chief's salary, in the same dollar amount, if their
direct subordinate received a salary increase. Also, affirms that a
newly hired Police Chief would not automatically begin with the salary
of the previous Police Chief.
Section 2 contains the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Since the repeal of General Municipal Law section 207-M
in 2011, it has been reported that qualified individuals have turned
down Police Chief positions, due to a disparity caused where some Police
Chiefs will make less money than those under their supervision. This
legislation will eliminate that disparity and guarantee that the head of
the police department receives the highest salary.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012 - A.10404; A.4725 of 2014, held in
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
January 16, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. MONTESANO, LUPARDO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
A. TENNEY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental
AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to salary
increases for heads of police departments of municipalities, districts
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new
2 section 207-m to read as follows:
3 § 207-m. Salary increases for heads of police departments of munici-
4 palities, districts or authorities. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of
5 any general, special or local law or administrative code to the contra-
6 ry, and except in police departments which employ five hundred seventy-
7 five or more permanent sworn police personnel, whenever the base salary
8 or other compensation of the permanent full-time police officer who is a
9 member of a negotiating unit and who is the highest ranking subordinate
10 to the head of the police department in such unit, is increased, the
11 salary, as defined in subdivision two of this section, of the permanent
12 full-time head of the police department shall be increased by at least
13 the same dollar amount of the base salary increase received by such next
14 subordinate police officer, and the other compensation, as defined in
15 subdivision two of this section, of the permanent full-time head of the
16 police department shall be increased to the same extent and with the
17 same conditions as the other compensation received by the next subordi-
18 nate police officer in the event that such subordinate officer's other
19 compensation is increased. The provisions of this section shall not
20 apply to any head of a police department who is a member of a collective
21 negotiating unit established pursuant to article fourteen of the civil
22 service law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
A. 2442 2
1 2. For the purposes of this section, salary shall mean fixed periodic
2 compensation payable by an employer to or for the account of the employ-
3 ee for personal services rendered by such employee; other compensation
4 shall mean all other forms of benefits which are credited to employees
5 as a term of employment, which shall specifically include, but not be
6 limited to, employer contribution to or payments of insurance or welfare
7 benefits and employer contributions to pension or annuity funds. Over-
8 time, holiday and shift differential pay shall not be considered as
9 salary or other compensation unless by resolution, ordinance, special or
10 local law the municipality, district or authority elects to include
11 these items of compensation within the employment benefit package of the
12 permanent full-time head of the police department.
13 3. Employers of a permanent full-time head of the police department
14 covered by this section shall not be required to compensate a newly
15 appointed permanent full-time head of the police department at the same
16 salary level as the permanent full-time head of the police department
17 who occupied the position immediately prior to such appointment. After
18 such appointment, the salary and other compensation of a newly appointed
19 permanent full-time head of police shall be subject to subdivisions one
20 and two of this section.
21 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.