Bill Text: NY S05854 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides that the tax levy limit shall not include a tax levy necessary for expenditures resulting from a local government meeting its obligation to provide enhanced cancer disability benefits to volunteer firefighters as required under section two hundred five-cc of the general municipal law.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-29 - REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE [S05854 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05854-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5854

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 15, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

        AN ACT to amend the general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  providing
          enhanced cancer disability benefits to volunteer firefighters

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph  (g)  of  subdivision  2  of
     2  section  3-c of the general municipal law, as added by section 1 of part
     3  A of chapter 97 of the laws of 2011, is amended and a  new  subparagraph
     4  (v) is added to read as follows:
     5    (iv)  in  years  in which the normal contribution rate of the New York
     6  state teachers' retirement system, as defined by paragraph a of subdivi-
     7  sion two of  section  five  hundred  seventeen  of  the  education  law,
     8  increases  by  more than two percentage points from the previous year, a
     9  tax levy necessary for expenditures for the coming fiscal year for local
    10  government employer  contributions  to  the  New  York  state  teachers'
    11  retirement system caused by growth in the normal contribution rate minus
    12  two percentage points[.];
    13    (v)  a  tax  levy  necessary  for  expenditures resulting from a local
    14  government meeting its obligation to provide enhanced cancer  disability
    15  benefits to volunteer firefighters as required under section two hundred
    16  five-cc of this chapter.
    17    §  2.  Subdivision  5  of section 3-c of the general municipal law, as
    18  added by section 1 of part A of chapter 97  of  the  laws  of  2011,  is
    19  amended to read as follows:
    20    5. A local government may adopt a budget that requires a tax levy that
    21  is  greater  than  the  tax  levy  limit for the coming fiscal year, not
    22  including any levy necessary to support  the  expenditures  pursuant  to
    23  subparagraphs  (i)  through [(iv)] (v) of paragraph g of subdivision two
    24  of this section, only if the governing body  of  such  local  government
    25  first  enacts,  by  a vote of sixty percent of the total voting power of

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06119-01-9

        S. 5854                             2

     1  such body, a local law to override such limit  for  such  coming  fiscal
     2  year  only, or in the case of a district or fire district, a resolution,
     3  approved by a vote of sixty percent of the total voting  power  of  such
     4  body, to override such limit for such coming fiscal year only.
     5    §  3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
     6  ing the date on which it shall have become  a  law;  provided,  however,
     7  that the amendments to subdivisions 2 and 5 of section 3-c of the gener-
     8  al municipal law made by sections one and two of this act, respectively,
     9  shall  not  affect  the repeal of such section and shall be deemed to be
    10  repealed  therewith.  Effective  immediately,  the  addition,  amendment
    11  and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation
    12  of  this  act  on  its  effective  date  are  authorized  to be made and
    13  completed on or before such effective date.
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