|SAME AS||SAME AS S07436|
|COSPNSR||Lupardo, Curran, Lupinacci|
|Add S207-m, Gen Muni L|
|Relates to salary increases for heads of police departments of municipalities, districts or authorities.|
|01/16/2015||referred to governmental employees|
|01/06/2016||referred to governmental employees|
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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: 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 Governmental Employees.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2442 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY 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 Employees AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to salary increases for heads of police departments of municipalities, districts or authorities 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. LBD05088-01-5A. 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.