Cumberland County
New Jersey

Resolution
RES-2018-141

Resolution Urging Governor Phil Murphy And The New Jersey State Legislature To Pass And Approve Assembly Bill A-1627 to Clarify Certain Volunteer Positions Do Not Impact Retirement Benefits

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Department:Public SafetySponsors:Deputy Director Darlene Barber, Freeholder James F. Quinn
Category:Miscellaneous

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WHEREAS, on February 8, 2018, Assembly Law and Public Safety unanimously passed A-1627 which would permit a person with a pre-existing volunteer relationship as a firefighter, first aid worker, rescue squad worker or emergency medical technician with their employer to retire from service coverd by PERS or PFRS and continue to serve that employer as a volunteer; and

WHEREAS, as a result of the Division of Pension and Benefits guidance on, “bona fide severance of employment”, this legislation is much needed and if not changed, will impact every public employee who volunteers in the State and will not only drive up property taxes, ut will all reduce the quality and level of essential public services. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND, as follows:

1.              That this Board hereby urges Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey State Legislature to pass and enact Assembly Bill No. 1627, which would clarify certain volunteer positions do not impact retirement benefits.

2.              That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Governor of the State of New Jersey, the President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Speaker of the General Assembly, the Legislators representing the First and Third Districts of Cumberland County and the New Jersey Association of Counties.

Passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders held at the Cumberland County Administration Building, 164 West Broad Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time.

 

 

Meeting History

Feb 27, 2018 6:00 PM Video Board of Chosen Freeholders Regular Board Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Darlene Barber, Deputy Director
SECONDER:James F. Quinn, Freeholder
AYES:George Castellini, Carol Musso, James F. Quinn, Joseph V. Sparacio, Jack Surrency, Darlene Barber, Joseph Derella