STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
May 9, 2019
Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
on Local Governments
AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the maximum
contribution for certain service award programs
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision (b) of section 218 of the general municipal
2 law, as amended by chapter 452 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read
3 as follows:
4 (b) The sponsor of a defined contribution plan shall contribute to the
5 plan a fixed amount of money, as determined by the sponsor, on behalf of
6 each participant who is credited with a year of service. The minimum and
7 maximum contribution requirements for a defined contribution service
8 award program shall be as follows. The minimum contribution shall be one
9 hundred twenty dollars per year of service. The maximum contribution
10 shall be [seven] twelve hundred dollars per year of service. The maximum
11 number of years of service for which a participant may receive a
12 contribution shall be forty years. The sponsor shall appropriate annual-
13 ly an amount sufficient to pay the contributions.
14 § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 219-f of the general municipal law, as
15 amended by chapter 452 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as
17 1. The sponsor of a service award program shall contribute to the
18 program a fixed amount of money, as determined by the sponsor, on behalf
19 of each participant who is credited with a year of ambulance service.
20 The minimum contribution shall be one hundred twenty dollars per year of
21 ambulance service. The maximum contribution shall be [seven] twelve
22 hundred dollars per year of ambulance service.
23 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, any
24 change or amendment to a service award program made by this act shall
25 only take effect as of the first of January next succeeding completion
26 of the proceedings required for adoption of such change or amendment and
27 shall only apply prospectively.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.