PS/GO Item 1
May 9, 2012
PLEASE BRING YOUR PACKET FROM MAY 8 PUBLIC HEARING
May 8, 2012
Public Safety/Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committees
Drwnmer, Senior Legislative
Expedited Bill 18-12, Personnel - Disability Retirement
Eligibility and Benefits - Amendments
Expedited Bill 18-12, Personnel
Disability Retirement - Eligibility and Benefits
Amendments, sponsored by the Council President at the request of the County Executive, was
introduced on May 1,2012. A public hearing was held on May 8.
Bill 18-12 would:
• Create a catastrophic incapacity service-connected disability retirement benefit
for members of Retirement Group F (Police) and employees represented by
• Modify the amount of the benefit for a partial and total incapacity service
connected disability retirement for members of Retirement Group F (Police) and
employees represented by MCGEO; and
• Reduce the restrictions on receiving a service-connected disability retirement
benefit for members of Retirement Group F (Police) and employees represented
by MCGEO who are convicted of a crime.
The Executive transmitted Bill 18-12 to the Council on April 23 to implement the
arbitrator's decision pursuant to the uncodified section of Bill 45-10.
is not the result
of a negotiated Agreement.
The Executive, in his transmittal memo, expressly reserved his
legislative authority over the Bill under the County Charter. Since this arbitration was outside of
the normal collective bargaining process required by the County collective bargaining laws, the
Council does not need to indicate its intent to reject or approve this legislation by May 15. The
Council can consider Bill 18-12 in the same manner as other legislation proposed by the
The Council can enact it, reject it, amend it, or not vote on it.
enacted, would amend the provisions of Bill 45-10 enacted last July.
Bill 18-12 is not
enacted, the provisions of
45-10 would take effect on July 1,2012.