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MESSAGE FROM PEF PRESIDENT WAYNE SPENCE

Dear PEF Member,

Senate Bill S.5937 / A.8174 , which is a very important item of legislation for PEF Veterans, has been delivered to the Governor’s desk today. Once delivered, the Governor has ten (10) days to act by either signing it into law or issuing a veto. That means you have the same ten (10) days to contact the Governor’s office and make your voices heard. As you may know, the New York State pension system is one of only six state pension systems to limit credit based on dates and/or combat service. Currently, New York limits service credit to specific dates of war which leaves out veterans who performed the same duties at other times. This is a travesty and must be corrected. Please join PEF in our efforts to extend the Military Service Credit Law to ALL veterans who have served in the military; commonly referred to as the “Veterans Buy Back.”

You can help our Veterans by contacting Governor Cuomo’s Office and make your voice heard. By telephone 518-474-8390 or Email

If you prefer to write your own letter, it can be sent to :

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

If you need additional information on this legislation – CLICK HERE