A09209 Summary:

BILL NOA09209
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08203
 
SPONSORMorelle
 
COSPNSRCook, Magnarelli, Colton, Miller, Linares, Harris, Gunther, Galef, Steck, Bronson, Cahill, Simotas, Russell
 
MLTSPNSRHevesi, Hikind, Rivera, Thiele, Titone
 
Amd 169, Exec L
 
Relates to the compensation of presidents of the state university of New York and city university of New York; may not exceed the annual compensation provided to the chancellor of such university; such compensation limit shall not apply to the presidents of certain university centers or medical centers.
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A09209 Actions:

BILL NOA09209
 
02/04/2016referred to higher education
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A09209 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9209
 
SPONSOR: Morelle (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the compensation of presidents of the state university of New York and city university of New York   PURPOSE: This bill would provide that no president of any SUNY or CUNY college shall receive compensation exceeding that of the chancellor of their respective university system. This would not apply to presidents of SUNY university centers or medical centers, as identified in Section 352 of Education Law.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation amends subdivision of 3 of section 169 of the executive law to provide that no president of any SUNY or CUNY university shall receive annual compensation from any state agency, including the SUNY Research Foundation, which, in the aggregate, exceeds the annual compen- sation provided to the chancellor of their respective university system. This compensation limit, however, shall not apply to the presidents of SUNY university centers or medical centers.   JUSTIFICATION: As we work towards providing all New Yorkers with access to quality and affordable higher education, we must ensure that both SUNY and CUNY continue to control costs at all levels. SUNY and CUNY are, respective- ly, the 1st and 3" largest university systems in the nation. This legis- lation recognizes the immense responsibilities placed on both chancel- lors, and ensures that with limited exception, their compensation is not exceeded by the campus presidents each oversees.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become law.
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A09209 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9209
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 4, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MORELLE,  COOK,  MAGNARELLI, COLTON, MILLER,
          LINARES, HARRIS, GUNTHER, GALEF -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.
          HEVESI,  HIKIND,  THIELE,  TITONE  --  read  once  and referred to the
          Committee on Higher Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  the  compensation  of
          presidents  of the state university of New York and city university of
          New York

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 169 of the executive law, as added
     2  by chapter 263 of the laws of 1987, is amended to read as follows:
     3    3.(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or any other
     4  provision  of law, the boards of trustees of the state university of New
     5  York and the city university of New York shall each establish and imple-
     6  ment salary plans for the chancellors, presidents and senior  staffs  of
     7  such  state  and  city  universities, respectively. The board of regents
     8  shall establish and implement a separate salary plan for  the  president
     9  of  the  university  of the state of New York, setting forth the compen-
    10  sation to be received by the president for performing the duties of that
    11  office assigned by the rules of the regents or statute, which  shall  be
    12  in  addition to the compensation received by such person pursuant to the
    13  provisions of subdivisions one and two of this  section.    Such  salary
    14  plans  shall  be developed after consultation with the governor's office
    15  of employee relations and the division of the budget.   Any increase  in
    16  compensation for the positions set forth in this subdivision, not other-
    17  wise  funded  from any appropriation, shall be funded from reallocations
    18  of funds within the appropriations specifically identified by the afore-
    19  mentioned boards. Each board of trustees and the board of regents  shall
    20  file a proposed salary plan report with the chairs of the senate finance
    21  committee  and the assembly ways and means committee and the director of
    22  the budget at least sixty days prior to the effective date of such sala-
    23  ry plan. Each salary plan report shall set forth  the  salary  schedule,
    24  the  dollar value of additional public compensation and other employment
    25  benefits that such positions would  receive,  the  specific  sources  of
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13831-01-6

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     1  funding  to  be reallocated for salary increases, the amount of increase
     2  to be provided to each position, the comparison salary data on which the
     3  plan is based, and such other information as the boards of trustees  and
     4  the board of regents deem appropriate.
     5    (b)  Notwithstanding  any other provision of this section or any other
     6  provision of law to the contrary, no president of any  state  university
     7  of  New York or city university of New York shall receive annual compen-
     8  sation from any state agency or agencies, in aggregate, that exceeds the
     9  annual compensation provided  to  the  chancellor  of  such  university.
    10  Provided, however, such compensation limit shall not apply to the presi-
    11  dents  of the university centers or the medical centers listed in subdi-
    12  vision three of section three hundred fifty-two of  the  education  law.
    13  For  purposes  of this paragraph, the term "state agency" shall have the
    14  same meaning as in section fifty-three-a of the state finance law.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    16  have become a law.
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