Legislative Update



LEGISLATIVE REPORT
January, 2018 (Download WORD Document)

It is getting close to “crunch time.” The 2017-2018 legislative session has only six months (January/June) to pass any meaningful legislation. After June, all elected officials will be leaving Albany, and returning to their districts in order to campaign for re-election.

Presently, the National NYCPD 10-13 Association supports three bills:

 

The Health Benefits Protection Bill: Protects benefits we earned upon retirement.

Sponsored by: Senator Andrew Lanza -- 718 984-4073
Assemblyman David Weprin -- 718 454-3027

 

The Veterans Supplementation Bill (Retirees): Will allow veterans to add up to three years of service time [ ¼ % per month,up to 36 months for a total increase of 3% ] that can be added to their pensions.

Sponsored by: Senator William Larkin -- 845 567-1270
Assemblyman Michael DenDecker --718-454-0384

 

COLA Enhancement Bills (six): Will increase the cost-of-living adjustment.

Sponsored by: Senator Martin Golden -- 718-238-6044
Assemblyman Peter Abate -- 718 236-1764

 

Some of the above mentioned Bills have not yet been numbered or gone through the Committee process. At this point, the only way we will see these Bills voted on and sent to the Governor, is if we make the sponsors of the Bills aware of how important the Bills are not only to our membership but to all retirees and veterans.

 

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT: In order to make the sponsors aware, we ask that each National NYCPD 10-13 member call the individual sponsors. The call can be “short and sweet.” Just mention that you are a member of the National NYCPD 10-13 Organization, as well as a member of the Alliance of Public Retiree Organization of New York. State the importance of the Bill to all retirees and veterans, and the need of the sponsor’s support.

Please make the calls. The more calls the sponsors receive, the better chance we have in getting the Bills passed. Remember, there is strength in numbers! These Bills will benefit all of us. If we don’t actively stand-up for ourselves, who will?

Richard Molloy
Vice President
National NYCPD 10-13


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