|Posted:||December 11, 2012 03:27 PM|
|From:||Representative Kevin Haggerty|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Co-Sponsorship of Legislation: Re-introduction of buyback of Military service time for members of Fire and Police departments for Cities of the Second Class A (Former HB’s 89 & 90 of 2011-12 session)|
|In the very near future, I plan to re-introduce a legislation package that would remove the three-year time limit (after discharge) to purchase military service time that currently exists only in The City of Scranton, since it is the only City of the Second Class A in the Commonwealth. This legislation was introduced last session by former Representative Kevin Murphy (HB's 89 & 90).
These bills would give Cities of the Second Class A the ability to offer their City employees the option to buy back their military service time without the time limit that is currently in place. The military separation time limit was changed for all other municipalities except for those within Class II A cities (Scranton). This proposed legislation would put the police and fire department employees on equal footing with their counterparts throughout the state.
In light of the police and fire departments’ service to their communities, the City of Scranton and the country, I believe these changes are fair, just and necessary, and correct an inequity that has existed for too long.
If you have any questions on this, please email Steph in my office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Introduced as HB131
This bill Amends Act 507 of 1947 (relating to regulating police and fire pensions in second class A cities) to address the treatment and purchase of military service by police and firefighters.
Introduced as HB128
This bill amends the Second Class A City Employee Pension Law, Act 167 of 1968, which addresses the treatment and purchase of military service by non-uniformed employees.