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S 1869 - Extends Salary Limits for Public Safety Employees - Key Vote

New Jersey Key Votes

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (33-1) -
Legislation - Vetoed (Conditional Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Extends Salary Limits for Public Safety Employees

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (47-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Extends Salary Limits for Public Safety Employees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that extends the limit on salary increases for public police and fire departments, effective April 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Extends the expiration date of a collective bargaining agreement requiring a 2 percent limit on base salary increases for public police and fire departments from April 1, 2014 to December 31, 2017 (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes an arbitrator for collective bargaining negotiations between a public employer and a public fire or police department to increase the department’s base salary by more than 2 percent, but less than 3 percent, if the public employer has experienced the following savings (Sec. 2):
    • Savings due to increased employee contributions toward health and medical insurance premiums; and
    • Savings due to a reduction in the workforce.
  • Requires the Public Employment Relations Commission to select an arbitrator from their panel if the 2 negotiating parties do not submit a common name on each party’s list of 3 possible arbitrators (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the total cost of an arbitrator’s services from exceeding $10,000, whereas existing law prohibits the cost from exceeding $7,500 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Extends Salary Limits for Public Safety Employees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that extends the limit on salary increases for public police and fire departments, effective April 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Extends the expiration date of a collective bargaining agreement requiring a 2 percent limit on base salary increases for public police and fire departments from April 1, 2014 to December 31, 2017 (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes an arbitrator for collective bargaining negotiations between a public employer and a public fire or police department to increase the department’s base salary by more than 2 percent, but less than 3 percent, if the public employer has experienced the following savings (Sec. 2):
    • Savings due to increased employee contributions toward health and medical insurance premiums; and
    • Savings due to a reduction in the workforce.
  • Requires the Public Employment Relations Commission to select an arbitrator from their panel if the 2 negotiating parties do not submit a common name on each party’s list of 3 possible arbitrators (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the total cost of an arbitrator’s services from exceeding $10,000, whereas existing law prohibits the cost from exceeding $7,500 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Extends Salary Limits for Public Safety Employees

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