senate Bill S3411A

Allows John R. Panichi to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 18 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 3411A
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1458
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • RECOMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

Summary

Allows John R. Panichi to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5645A
Versions:
S3411
S3411A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S7796A, A11332A

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BILL NUMBER:S3411A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation to allowing John R. Panichi to
join the special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy
sheriffs

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To allow John R. Panichi, a deputy sheriff in Rensselaer County, the
option to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs,
undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one provides John R. Panichi the ability to join the special
retirement plan on or before December 31, 2010. Section two provides
that all costs incurred as a result shall be borne by Rensselaer
County. Section three is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Pursuant to Retirement and Social Security Law Section 553, which is
an additional pension benefit for members of the optional twenty year
retirement plan, sheriff's deputies may elect such coverage within
one year of either joining the retirement system or being appointed
to the position. John R. Panichi, due to no negligence of his own,
was unable to join within this time period. Rensselaer County would
like to extend this option for Mr. Panichi and the county legislature
has passed a resolution to this effect. In the resolution, the county
has agreed to bear all costs. A fiscal impact note from the State
Comptroller's Office estimates that Rensselaer County will be
required to fund an increase of $5,700 in annual contributions and an
immediate past service cost of approximately $39,800.

PRIOR 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3411--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. McDONALD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  in  relation  to  allowing  John R. Panichi to join the special
  retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs 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, John R. Pani-
chi, who is employed as a deputy sheriff in the  county  of  Rensselaer,
and  who  is a member of the New York state and local employees' retire-
ment system, and who was eligible  to  make  the  election  pursuant  to
section  552  of  the  retirement  and  social  security law to join the
special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy  sheriffs
engaged in law enforcement activities, shall be eligible to individually
join  such special retirement plan if the county of Rensselaer so elects
by filing with the state comptroller, on or before December 31, 2011,  a
resolution  of  its governing body together with certification that such
deputy sheriff did not bar himself from participation in such retirement
plan as a result of his own negligence. Thereafter such  deputy  sheriff
may  elect to be covered by the provisions of section 552 of the retire-
ment and social security law, and shall be entitled to the  full  rights
and benefits associated with coverage under such section for the service
rendered with the county of Rensselaer only, by filing a request to that
effect with the state comptroller on or before June 30, 2012.
  S  2.  All  costs  incurred by the implementation of this act shall be
borne by the county of Rensselaer.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01495-06-1

S. 3411--A                          2

  This bill would allow Rensselaer County to reopen  the  provisions  of
Section 552 of the Retirement and Social Security Law for John R.  Pani-
chi.
  If this legislation is enacted during the 2011 legislative session, we
anticipate  that  there  would be an increase of approximately $5,700 in
the annual contributions of Rensselaer County for the fiscal year ending
March 31, 2012.
  In addition to the annual contributions discussed above,  there  would
be  an immediate past service cost of approximately $39,800, which would
be borne by Rensselaer County as a one-time payment.  This  estimate  is
based on the assumption that payment would be made on February 1, 2012.
  This  estimate,  dated June 15, 2011, and intended for use only during
the 2011 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2011-206,  prepared  by
the  Actuary  for  the  New  York  State and Local Employees' Retirement
System.

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