The Parole Officer Workplace Parity Bill is on the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and he now has 10 days to sign or veto the bill. PEF leaders are encouraging members to contact the governor to sign this important piece of legislation that gained the full support of the state Assembly and nearly unanimous support in the Senate.
The bill provides for the continued payment of salary and medical expenses for up to six months for parole officers, warrant officers and parole revocation specialists injured in the line of duty. This bill would give them this statutory benefit that’s already enjoyed by state correction officers and local law enforcement officers in the state. Passage of this bill was the culmination of years of effort by the union and the hundreds of parole officers represented by PEF.
Division 236 Council Leader Tony Perez, a parole revocation specialist, was interviewed by WRGB, CBS-6 in Albany about the parole bill. You can see that story HERE.
Governor Cuomo Contact Information:
Phone: Seth Agata , Counsel to Governor – (518) 474-8434
Larry Schwartz, Secretary to Governor – (518) 474-4246
Joe Percoco, Executive Deputy Secretary to Governor – (518) 486-3980
Mary Kavaney, Assit. Deputy Secretary for Public Safety – (518) 474-3522
Contact the governor’s office and tell them you support the Parole Officer Workplace parity Bill – (A5899A) / (S4095)