Quinn Bill to be cut (and other PD money)

Discussion in 'Pay, Benefits & Contract Discussions' started by Chief Wiggins, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. SinePari

    SinePari Needs more complaints

    Many depts already have language that it's gone forever for new hires (we all saw that coming). But fast forward a few years and we'll see the desparity in pay between those with and those without, for doing the same job.

    The argument should be made that, is there an inherent different set of standards, responsibilities or job descriptions for those officers with a college degree as opposed to those with only HS or a GED? The answer is obviously not. The officer with no college has to do exactly the same workload, case preparation and court testimony as the one with the JD.

    So if we string out that argument it should be noted, as compared with other depts or states of similiar sizes, (I'd have to reference the exact source, just not right this second) that the depts with higher numbers of college grads enjoy the least amount of civil and criminal liabilities on behalf of their officers. Thus making the college incentive more attractive for the employer, not the employee.
  2. jnamc

    jnamc MassCops Member

    Does anyone have a link to the decision?
  3. 7MPOC

    7MPOC MassCops Member

  4. sdb29

    sdb29 MassCops Member

    Sorry to bring back a zombie thread but I've searched and I can't find the info I'm looking for. I need a list of how State Reps voted over the last few years on Quinn. Any help will be appreciated. Thx.
  5. macdaddy

    macdaddy MassCops Member

    As long as you brought the thread back, I found this on the NEPBA website:

    An Act relative to police incentive pay program
    Prime Sponsor: Representative Stephen Kulik (D)
    SECTION 1. Section 108L of Chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following sentences after the first sentence in the fifth paragraph:- Notwithstanding the foregoing and notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, an employee of a city or town police department who is covered by this section shall be entitled to one half the amount of such payments during the employing citys or towns fiscal year. The employees entitlement to the remaining one half of the amount of such payments shall be conditioned upon the commonwealth satisfying its reimbursement obligation which is set forth in the first sentence of this paragraph and that amount shall not be due to such employee until and unless the commonwealth makes the reimbursement payment to the employing city or town.
    SECTION 2. In a city or town in which an existing collective bargaining agreement provides for payment of the full amount of career incentive salary increases without regard to reimbursement by the commonwealth, this amendment shall not take effect until the expiration date stated in the agreement but shall take effect thereafter even if the agreement has a provision which provides for automatic extension of the agreement pending entry into a successor agreement.

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