S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
AN ACT to authorize the widow of William James Middlebrooks to file a
retirement option election form
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,
Janice Middlebrooks, the widow of William James Middlebrooks who was
employed by the Albion Correctional Facility, was a member of the New
York state and local employees' retirement system, was diagnosed with
cancer in January of 2004, was advised on October 31, 2004 that he would
be unable to return to employment as the result of his malignancy and
the treatment therefor, and died on December 3, 2006 prior to filing a
retirement election form with the New York state and local employees'
retirement system, shall be authorized to file such option election form
on behalf of her deceased husband, if on or before December 31, 2012 she
shall submit a request therefor to the state comptroller. In addition,
his application for disability retirement shall be deemed to have become
effective on November 1, 2004. All retirement benefits payable pursuant
to the provisions of this act shall be paid to Janice Middlebrooks and
shall be in addition any other death benefits paid.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
This bill would authorize Janice Middlebrooks to file an ordinary
disability application with a date of retirement of November 1, 2004 and
an option election form on behalf of her deceased husband William James
Middlebrooks. Mr. Middlebrooks received a disability retirement which
was paid beginning on 3/28/2005. Upon his death all payments ceased
because no option election form was filed. By filing the disability
application and an option election form, an additional benefit will be
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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paid for the period 11/1/04-3/28/05 and a benefit will continue to
Janice Middlebrooks for her lifetime.
If this bill is enacted, there will be an immediate past service cost
of approximately $196,000 which will be shared by the State of New York
and all the participating employers in the New York State and Local
Employees' Retirement System.
This estimate, dated November 28, 2012 and intended for use only
during the 2013 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2013-8, prepared
by the Actuary for the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement