Bill Text: NJ A536 | 2016-2017 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Provides PERS or PFRS member who continues to be volunteer firefighter or emergency services worker after retirement with employer from whom member retires has bona fide severance for compliance with State and federal law.*

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 9-3-1)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2018-01-08 - Substituted by S2107 (2R) [A536 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2016-A536-Amended.html

[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 536

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  HOLLY SCHEPISI

District 39 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman  ANTHONY M. BUCCO

District 25 (Morris and Somerset)

Assemblyman  ROBERT AUTH

District 39 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman  JOE DANIELSEN

District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Space, Assemblywomen Phoebus, N.Munoz, Assemblyman Johnson, Assemblywoman Chaparro and Assemblyman Rible

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Provides that PERS or PFRS member who continues to be volunteer firefighter or emergency services worker after retirement with employer from whom member retires has bona fide severance for compliance with State and federal law.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee on May 11, 2017, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning retirement from employment covered by the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Police and Firemen's Retirement System, and supplementing P.L.1954, c.84 (C.43:15A-1 et seq.) and P.L.1944, c.255 (C.43:16A-1 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    The retirement of a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System, established pursuant to P.L.1954, c.84 (C.43:15A-1 et seq.), who (1) on the date of retirement has attained the service retirement age applicable to that member and is a volunteer firefighter 1or first aid worker, rescue squad worker, or emergency medical technician serving as a volunteer1 with the same employer from whose employment the member retires; and (2) remains a volunteer firefighter 1or first aid worker, rescue squad worker, or emergency medical technician serving as a volunteer1 after the date of retirement, shall be a bona fide severance from employment, notwithstanding that the retired employee maintains the relationship of a volunteer firefighter 1or first aid worker, rescue squad worker, or emergency medical technician serving as a volunteer1 with the same employer from whose employment the member retired.  This act shall be effective if the qualified status of the retirement system under federal law can be maintained upon its application, and such modifications to the system as may be available shall be made to allow for its application.

 

     2.    The retirement of a member of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System, established pursuant to P.L.1944, c.255 (C.43:16A-1 et seq.), who (1) on the date of retirement has attained the service retirement age applicable to that member and is a volunteer firefighter 1or first aid worker, rescue squad worker, or emergency medical technician serving as a volunteer1 with the same employer from whose employment the member retires; and (2) remains a volunteer firefighter 1or first aid worker, rescue squad worker, or emergency medical technician serving as a volunteer1 after the date of retirement, shall be a bona fide severance from employment, notwithstanding that the retired employee maintains the relationship of a volunteer firefighter 1or first aid worker, rescue squad worker, or emergency medical technician serving as a volunteer1 with the same employer from whose employment the member retired.  This act shall be effective if the qualified status of the retirement system under federal law can be maintained upon its application, and such modifications to the system as may be available shall be made to allow for its application.

 

     3.    This act shall take effect immediately.

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