Political Action Update - November 2017
GOTV Political Action 2017 - Help Needed to Support the Candidates Supporting Us! Tuesday, November 7th - Election Day
- Brooklyn City Council District 43: John Quaglione
Campaign HQ Tuesday beginning @ 9am
8425 5th Ave., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Queens City Council District 30: Elizabeth Crowley
Campaign HQ Tuesday beginning @ 5pm
69-16 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, Queens, NY 11385
Contact Matt @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Manhattan City Council District 4: Keith Power
Campaign HQ Monday 9-5am, Tuesday 9am-7pm
204 E. 23rd St., 4th Fl., Manhattan, 10010
Contact Emily 603-289-8822
Bronx City Council District 13: Mark Gjonaj
Campaign HQ Tuesday Beginning @ 9am
2018 Williamsbridge Rd., Bronx, NY 10461
Queens City Council District 19: Paul Vallone
Campaign HQ. Beginning @ 9am
42-40 Bell Blvd., Suite 607, Bayside, NY 11361
Nassau County Executive: Jack Martins
Campaign HQ Mon/Tues 9am-7pm
721 Franklin Ave., Franklin Square, NY 11010
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New York State Assembly was called back in session and the following Bills benefiting UFA members were able to be passed:
- Omnibus Bill - including: NYS Bills S-6550 & A-8115
"Amend the General Municipal Law to allow certain uniformed members of public retirement systems who are subject to the provisions of Article 14 of the Retirement and Social Security Law to be eligible to file for an accidental disability benefit regardless of whether he or she is eligible for a normal service retirement benefit. The bill would also allow retirees who are receiving an accidental disability pension to continue to do so despite being disapproved from receiving a federal social security disability pension." This clears up previous language under SSL Section 507 in regards to FDNY, NYPD, Corrections and Sanitation Tier 3/6 Accidental Disability Pensions and removes the Post Retirement Employment restrictions.
- LOD Widows COLA - S4588 (Golden) A06286A (Joyner)
"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 2017-18."
The UFA would like to thank Senator Marty Golden and Assemblyman Peter Abbate for working on the creation and passing of these Bills. We also want to extend our thanks to Senator Flanagan and Assemblyman Heastie for all of their work on The Omnibus Bill and making sure our Bills were included. The UFA thanks Governor Cuomo for calling the Assembly back into session, and signing the Bill.
Pending Legislation The UFA Supports
Improper and illegal building conversions - S.1496 (Avella)
An act to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of illegal conversion or alteration of real property and to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to civil penalties for unlawful conversions.
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