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File #: Res 0429-2006    Version: * Name: State Legislature to amend Section 242 of the Military Law to extend the period of paid annual leave for NYC employees who return from military service.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Civil Service and Labor
On agenda: 7/19/2006
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the State Legislature to amend Section 242 of the Military Law to extend the period of paid annual leave for New York City employees who return from military service.
Sponsors: Vincent J. Gentile, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Lewis A. Fidler, James F. Gennaro, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Michael C. Nelson, Larry B. Seabrook, Albert Vann, Thomas White, Jr., Melissa Mark-Viverito
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2009*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/19/2006*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/19/2006*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 429

 

Resolution calling upon the State Legislature to amend Section 242 of the Military Law to extend the period of paid annual leave for New York City employees who return from military service.

 

By Council Members Gentile, Comrie, Fidler, Gennaro, Gonzalez, James, Nelson, Seabrook, Vann, White Jr. and Mark-Viverito

 

                     Whereas, New York City employees who are serving in the United States armed forces and the national guard are engaged in hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan and in assignments around the globe; and

Whereas, Section 242 of the State Military Law addresses the issue of the rights of public officers and employees absent on military duty; and

                     Whereas, State Military law governs State as well as municipal employees; and

                     Whereas, According to Section 242 of the State Military Law, public employees ordered for military duty are only entitled to receive their salary or other compensation for a time period not to exceed a total of 30 days or 22 working days, whichever is greater, in any than one calendar year or continuous period of such absence; and

                     Whereas, The call of military duty causes severe financial and emotional hardships for the families of members of the armed services deployed for duty; and

                     Whereas, Once a member of the armed forces is ordered to active military duty, the member may not see his or her family a long period of time during his or her call to duty; and

                     Whereas, Employees of the City of New York have died in the line of duty while serving their country overseas; and

                     Whereas, Employees of the City of New York are currently risking their lives while serving their country in the armed services overseas; and

                     Whereas, It is imperative that government take whatever steps necessary to lessen the burden imposed by war on its citizenry; and

                     Whereas, Five additional days of paid annual leave would ease the transition of returning from military duty back into civilian life; now, therefore, be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the State Legislature to amend Section 242 of the Military Law to extend the period of paid annual leave for New York City employees who return from military service.

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS# 924

5-2-06