Important dates for 2018 New York State Elections

  • Special Senate/Assembly Elections - April 24
  • Federal Primary Day - June 26
  • NYS Primary Day - September 13
  • NYS General Election - November 6

Bills that the UFA Supports in the 2017-18 session

  • S7158B Golden - A 9056 Joyner
    An act to amend the general municipal law and the retirement and social security law, in relation to increasing certain special accidental death benefits.

    *This legislation extends the escalation of a cost of living increase of approximately 3% for all line-of-duty widows or widowers for fiscal year 2018-19.

  • S5778A Alcantara A7601
    An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to membership dues in an employee organization and signed authorizations for deduction.

    *To streamline the process for an individual to join a public sector union.

  • S7797A Marty Golden
    An act to amend the retirement and social security law and the workers' compensation law, in relation to participants in the World Trade Center rescue.

    *To extend the period for filing a claim relating to World Trade Center rescue, recovery, and clean-up operations.

  • S6838 Peralta
    An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the deceased police officer, firefighter and emergency medical services family housing assistance program; to amend the state finance law, in relation to the deceased police officer family housing fund; and making an appropriation therefor.

    *To provide financial assistance to the spouse and/or dependents of a deceased public protection employee.

  • S3070 Addabbo - A636 Miller
    An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to civil service credits for step children of firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics killed in the line of duty.

    *To provide "legacy credits" to a step child or the child of a surviving spouse of a firefighter, police officer, emergency medical technician or paramedic killed in the line of duty. Legacy credits are points which can be used on civil service tests when the job applicant is the child of a first responder killed in the line of duty.

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