senate Bill S6926A

Signed by Governor

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 Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 25 / Feb / 2010
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 27 / Apr / 2010
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Jun / 2010
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Jun / 2010
    • PRINT NUMBER 6926A
  • 15 / Jun / 2010
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1140
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A10026A
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.345
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 24 / Jun / 2010
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 07 / Sep / 2010
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 17 / Sep / 2010
    • SIGNED CHAP.519

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:
A10026A
Versions:
S6926
S6926A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Law Section:
Retirement

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6926A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to authorize the county of Chemung to offer an optional twenty-five
year retirement plan to certain 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 14-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 $3,900 increase in
annual contributions and an immediate past service cost of
approximately $2,500.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6926--A                                           A. 10026--A

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

                            February 25, 2010
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. WINNER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service
  and Pensions -- reported favorably from said committee  and  committed
  to  the  Committee  on  Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. O'MARA -- read once  and  referred
  to  the  Committee  on Governmental Employees -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to authorize the county of Chemung to offer an optional twenty-
  five year retirement plan to certain 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 to the contrary,
the  county  of  Chemung, a participating employer in the New York state
and local police and fire retirement system, which previously elected to
offer the optional twenty-five year retirement plan established pursuant
to section 551 of the retirement and social security law,  to  sheriffs,
undersheriffs  and  deputy  sheriffs  employed by such county, is hereby
authorized to make participation  in  such  plan  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, who, for reasons not ascribable to
their own negligence failed to make timely application to participate in
such optional twenty-five year retirement plan. The  county  of  Chemung
may so elect by filing with the state comptroller, on or before December
31,  2010,  a resolution of the Chemung county legislature together with
certification that such deputy sheriffs  did  not  bar  themselves  from
participation  in  such  retirement plan as a result of their own negli-
gence. Thereafter, such deputy sheriffs may elect to be covered  by  the
provisions of section 551 of the retirement and social security law, and
shall be entitled to the full rights and benefits associated with cover-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14423-06-0

S. 6926--A                          2                        A. 10026--A

age  under  such  section,  by  filing a request to that effect with the
state comptroller on or before June 30, 2011.
  S   2.  All  past  service  costs  associated  with  implementing  the
provisions of this act shall be borne by the county of Chemung.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--This bill will authorize Chemung County  to  reopen  the
provisions  of Section 551 of the Retirement and Social Security Law for
deputy sheriffs Michael Skrosknik,  E.  Scott  Smith,  Joseph  Dieterle,
Richard  Mathews,  Kasey Slater, 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 $3,900 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.
  In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be
an  immediate  past  service  cost of approximately $2,500 which will be
borne by Chemung County, assuming a payment date of February 1, 2011.
  This estimate, dated February 12,  2010  and  intended  for  use  only
during  the  2010  Legislative  Session,  is  Fiscal  Note  No. 2010-89,
prepared by the Actuary for the New  York  State  and  Local  Employees'
Retirement System.

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