S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
S. 7416 A. 10164
S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
May 10, 2012
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- 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. BUTLER -- read once and referred
to the Committee on Governmental Employees
AN ACT to allow Thomas Mellis and Josh Frye to join the optional twenty
year retirement plan, city of Gloversville, county of Fulton
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 city of Gloversville, in the county of Fulton, a participating
employer in the New York state and local police and fire retirement
system, which previously elected to offer the optional twenty year
retirement plan, established pursuant to section 384-d of the retirement
and social security law, to firefighters employed by such city, is here-
by authorized to make participation in such plan available to Thomas
Mellis and Josh Frye, firefighters employed by the city of Gloversville,
who, for reasons not ascribable to their own negligence failed to make a
timely application to participate in such optional twenty year retire-
ment plan. Thereafter, Thomas Mellis and Josh Frye, may elect to be
covered by the provisions of section 384-d of the retirement and social
security law, and shall be entitled to the full rights and benefits
associated with coverage under such section, by filing a request to that
effect with the state comptroller on or before December 31, 2012.
S 2. All past service costs associated with implementing the
provisions of this act shall be borne by the city of Gloversville and
may be amortized over a period of five years.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
FISCAL NOTE.-- Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
This bill will allow the City of Gloversville to elect to reopen the
provisions of Section 384-d of the Retirement and Social Security Law
for firefighters Thomas J. Mellis and Joshua T. Frye.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 7416 2 A. 10164
If this bill is enacted, and both Mr. Mellis and Mr. Frye become
covered under Section 384-d, we anticipate that there will be an
increase of approximately $8,000 in the annual contributions of the City
of Gloversville for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.
In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be
an immediate past service cost of approximately $26,800 which would be
borne by the City of Gloversville as a one time payment. This estimate
is based on the assumption that payment will be made on February 1,
2013. If the City elects to amortize this cost over a period of five (5)
years, the cost for the first year would be approximately $6,160.
Summary of relevant resources:
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 April 16, 2012 and intended for use only during
the 2012 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2012-130, prepared by
the Actuary for the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement