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S04320 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4320
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    February 9, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
          ment Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the legislative law,  in  relation  to  the  payment  of
          compensation and allowances to members of the state legislature

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  5  of  the  legislative  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  635  of  the  laws  of 1998, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    1. Effective January first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine, each  member
     5  of  the legislature shall receive a salary of seventy-nine thousand five
     6  hundred dollars per annum. Such salary of a member  of  the  legislature
     7  shall be payable in twenty-six bi-weekly installments provided, however,
     8  that  if  legislative  passage  of  the budget as defined in subdivision
     9  three of this section has not occurred prior to the  first  day  of  any
    10  fiscal  year,  the  net  amount of any such bi-weekly salary installment
    11  payments to be paid on or after such day shall be withheld and not  paid
    12  until  [such  legislative  passage of the budget has occurred whereupon]
    13  the date the final bi-weekly salary installment [payments shall  resume]
    14  payment  of  the  year  is  due and then an amount equal to the accrued,
    15  withheld and unpaid installments shall be promptly paid to each member.
    16    For purposes of this section, net amount shall mean gross salary minus
    17  any or all of the following  deductions:  federal  taxes,  state  taxes,
    18  social security taxes, city taxes, payments on retirement loans, retire-
    19  ment  contributions,  contributions  to  health insurance or other group
    20  insurance programs, child support and court ordered payments.
    21    § 2. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 5-a  of  the  legislative
    22  law,  as added by chapter 635 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as
    23  follows:

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06369-01-7

        S. 4320                             2
 
     1    c. If legislative passage of the  budget  as  defined  in  subdivision
     2  three  of  section  five  of  this article has not occurred prior to the
     3  first day of any fiscal year, the net amount of any  allowances  author-
     4  ized  pursuant to this section to be paid on or after such date shall be
     5  withheld  and not paid until [such legislative passage of the budget has
     6  occurred] the date the final bi-weekly salary installment payment of the
     7  year is due whereupon the payment of such allowances in an amount  equal
     8  to  the withheld and unpaid payments shall be paid pursuant to paragraph
     9  b of this subdivision.
    10    For purposes of this section, net amount shall mean gross salary minus
    11  any or all of the following  deductions:  federal  taxes,  state  taxes,
    12  social security taxes, city taxes, payments on retirement loans, retire-
    13  ment  contributions,  contributions  to  health insurance or other group
    14  insurance programs, child support and court ordered payments.
    15    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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