S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
March 21, 2012
Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
AN ACT relating to authorizing the reopening of the twenty-five year
retirement benefit plan to certain deputy sheriffs of Sullivan county
who failed to make a timely election thereof
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,
deputy sheriffs of Sullivan county, Scott Galligan, Sean Grady and Rose
Ionta-Tocco, who were eligible to elect to participate in the twenty-
five year retirement benefit plan established pursuant to article 14-B
of the retirement and social security law, and who failed to elect to
participate in such retirement benefit plan in a timely manner for
reasons not ascribable to their own negligence, shall be deemed to have
timely made such election if each such deputy sheriff, respectively,
shall file an election to participate in the twenty-five year retirement
benefit plan with the state comptroller on or before December 31, 2012.
S 2. The past service costs of implementing the provisions of this act
shall be borne by the county of Sullivan.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
Fiscal Note.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
This bill would allow Sullivan County to reopen the provisions of the
twenty-five year retirement plan established pursuant to article 14-B of
the Retirement and Social Security Law for Scott Galligan, Sean Grady
and Rose Ionta-Tocco.
If this legislation is enacted during the 2012 legislative session, we
anticipate that there would be an increase of approximately $4,500 in
the annual contributions of Sullivan County for the fiscal year ending
March 31, 2013.
In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there would
be an immediate past service cost of approximately $7,650, which would
be borne by Sullivan County as a one-time payment. This estimate is
based on the assumption that payment would be made on February 1, 2013.
Summary of relevant resources:
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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Data: March 31, 2011 Actuarial Year End File with distributions of
membership and other statistics displayed in the 2011 Report of the
Actuary and 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Assumptions and Methods: 2010 and 2011 Annual Report to the Comp-
troller on Actuarial Assumptions, Codes Rules and Regulations of the
State of New York: Audit and Control.
Market Assets and GASB Disclosures: March 31, 2011 New York State and
Local Retirement System Financial Statements and Supplementary Informa-
Valuations of Benefit Liabilities and Actuarial Assets summarized in
the 2011 Actuarial Valuations report.
I am a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and meet the Quali-
fication Standards to render the actuarial opinion contained herein.
This estimate, dated March 8, 2012, and intended for use only during
the 2012 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2012-108, prepared by
the Actuary for the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement