S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
S. 3234 A. 5120
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
February 14, 2011
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered print-
ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service
IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. DUPREY -- read once and referred
to the Committee on Governmental Employees
AN ACT to authorize the designated beneficiary or beneficiaries of John
E. Johnson to receive a death benefit equal to three times his salary
without reduction based on mortality
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the
beneficiary or beneficiaries of John E. Johnson, who was a member of the
New York state and local employees' retirement system and was employed
by the county of Clinton upon his death on February 18, 2004 at the age
of 66 years, shall be entitled to receive a death benefit equal to such
member's salary multiplied by three, plus the member's accumulated
contributions, if, on or before December 31, 2011, such beneficiary or
beneficiaries shall file an application therefor with the state comp-
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
FISCAL NOTE.--This bill will entitle the estate of John E. Johnson, a
former employee of the State of New York as well as Clinton County, to a
death benefit of three times salary, plus Mr. Johnson's accumulated
contributions, without any reduction for age.
If this bill were enacted, we anticipate that there will be an immedi-
ate past service cost of approximately $107,000, which will be shared by
the State of New York and all the participating employers of the New
York State and Local Employees' Retirement System.
This estimate, dated February 3, 2011, and intended for use only
during the 2011 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2011-104,
prepared by the Actuary for the New York State and Local Employees'
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.