senate Bill S5933

Allows certain deputy sheriffs of the county of Chemung to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs

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  • 18 / Jun / 2009
    • REFERRED TO RULES
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

Summary

Allows certain deputy sheriffs of the county of Chemung to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9005
Versions:
S5933
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Retirement

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S5933

TITLE OF BILL :
An act in relation to allowing certain undersheriffs in the county of
Chemung to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs,
undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs


PURPOSE :
To allow certain deputy sheriffs of the county of Chemung to join the
special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs, and deputy
sheriffs.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 of the bill authorizes the county of Chemung as a
participating employer in the New York State and local employees'
retirement system, pursuant to section 551 of the retirement and
social security law, to offer a special retirement plan for sheriffs,
undersheriffs, and deputy sheriffs engaged in law enforcement
activities. Specifically, participation in such a retirement plan
would be made available to Michael Skrosknik, E. Scott Smith, Joseph
Dieterle, Richard Mathews, Kasey Slater, Ryan Wheeler, James Ritter,
and John M. Allen; deputy sheriffs employed by the county of Chemung.

Section 2 of the bill provides that all employer costs associated with
implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the county
of Chemung.

Section 3 of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION :
This legislation comes at the request of the County of Chemung.
Inadvertently, Deputy Sheriffs Michael Skrosknik, E. Scott Smith,
Joseph Dieterle, Richard Mathews, Kasey Slater, Ryan Wheeler, James
Ritter, and John M. Allen were not enrolled in the New York State
Retirement Article l4-B section 551 plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs,
and deputy sheriffs. To rectify this matter, the County of Chemung
wishes to place the eight deputy sheriffs in the correct retirement
system. All expenses for this adjustment will be incurred by the
County of Chemung at the cost of an approximately $1,200 increase in
annual contributions and an immediate past service cost of
approximately $4,200.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 5933                                                  A. 9005

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              June 18, 2009
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. WINNER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. O'MARA -- read once  and  referred
  to the Committee on Governmental Employees

AN  ACT  in  relation to allowing certain undersheriffs in the county of
  Chemung to join the special retirement plan for  sheriffs,  undersher-
  iffs and deputy sheriffs

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Michael Skrosk-
nik, E. Scott Smith, Joseph Dieterle,  Richard  Mathews,  Kasey  Slater,
Ryan Wheeler, James Ritter and John M. Allen, who are each employed as a
deputy  sheriff  in the county of Chemung, and who, are each a member of
the New York state and local employees' retirement system, and who, were
each eligible to make the  election  pursuant  to  section  551  of  the
retirement  and  social security law to join the special retirement plan
for sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs engaged in law  enforce-
ment  activities, but who, for reasons not ascribable to their own indi-
vidual negligence, failed to make such election  to  join  such  special
retirement  plan,  shall  each  be  eligible  to  individually join such
special retirement plan if on or before December  31,  2009  he  or  she
files a written request with the state comptroller to that effect.
  S  2.  All  costs  incurred by the implementation of this act shall be
borne by the county of Chemung.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50: This bill  will
authorize  Chemung County to reopen the provisions of Section 551 of the
Retirement and Social Security Law for deputy sheriffs  Michael  Skrosk-
nik,  E.  Scott  Smith,  Joseph Dieterle, Richard Mathews, Kasey Slater,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14423-02-9

S. 5933                             2                            A. 9005

Ryan Wheeler, James Ritter, and John M.  Allen  who  are  currently  not
covered by that Section.
  If  this  bill  is enacted, we anticipate that there would be an esti-
mated increase in the annual contributions of Chemung County of approxi-
mately $1,200 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010.
  In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be
an immediate past service cost of approximately  $4,200  which  will  be
borne by Chemung County, assuming a payment date of February 1, 2010.
  This  estimate,  dated  June 18, 2009 and intended for use only during
the 2009 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2009-275,  prepared  by
the  Actuary  for  the  New  York  State and Local Employees' Retirement
System.

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