2018 Legislative Updates

This page is your home for updates on  some of CSEA’s legislative priorities for the end of the 2018 legislative session. This list will be updated as needed [Updated 6.15.2018]

State Operations Bills

A.9563A – Gunther / S.7207 – Ortt: This bill would limit the length of time that a notice of closure or significant service reduction in the Office of Mental Health (OMH) is in effect to twenty-four months.  Passed Senate / On Assembly Floor

S.8200 – Marcellino / A.10442 – Gunther: This bill would prohibit the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) from privatizing any existing state-operated Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA).  Passed Senate / In Assembly Ways & Means Committee

S.8633 – Ortt / A.10951 – Lentol: This bill would require that 85% of proceeds from the sale of property owned by OPWDD be reinvested into state-operated OPWDD services.  In Senate Finance Committee / In Assembly Ways & Means Committee

S.1113 – Akshar / A.733 – Gunther: This bill would require a written report to the legislature at least one year prior to the closure of a facility operated by the Office of Mental Health, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and the Office for Children & Family Services. In addition, if the legislature finds that the proposed closure is not justified then the closure cannot occur until it is approved by a majority vote of each house of the legislature. Passed Senate / In Assembly Mental Health Committee

S.6464A – Addabbo / A.4933B – Weprin: This bill would require state agencies to develop action plans to reduce the occurrence of workforce injuries. Passed Senate / In Assembly Governmental Employees Committee

S.7259A – Lavalle / A.10620 – Glick: This bill would clarify that the State University Health Science Centers are included in the SUNY maintenance of effort provision and require the State to provide General Fund operating support to cover all mandatory costs of collective bargaining agreements. Passed Senate / In Assembly Rules Committee

Pension Bills

S.5593A – Golden / A.7602A – Abbate: This bill would eliminate the lifetime reduction of a pension payment when an outstanding loan is repaid in full. Passed Both Houses

School Bills

S.8234 – Marcellino / A.10537 – Nolan: This bill would require school safety plans to include policies and procedures for school bus safety and require that school safety teams include bus drivers. Passed Senate / In Assembly Education Committee

Local Governments

S.8284 – Phillips / A.10721 – Abbate: This bill would provide for a performance of duty disability retirement benefit for ambulance medical technician supervisors, ambulance medical technician coordinators, and ambulance medical technicians (AMTs) employed by Nassau County. Passed Senate / In Assembly Governmental Employees Committee

A.9667 – Paulin / S.7554 – Gallivan: This legislation would allow counties the option to provide full pay and benefits for county probation officers who are injured on the job. Passed Both Houses