senate Bill S4981

Relates to permitting retired members to authorize a deduction from retirement benefits for membership dues in not-for-profit membership organizations

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  • 02 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 24 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.330
  • 25 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Relates to permitting retired members to authorize a deduction from retirement benefits for membership dues in not-for-profit membership organizations.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9179
Versions:
S4981
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง110-c, R & SS L

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BILL NUMBER:S4981

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the retirement and social security
law, in relation to deductions for retiree organization dues

PURPOSE: To amend the Retirement and Social Security Law to allow
retirees to elect to have their membership dues to a not-for-profit
organization representing New York State governmental employees
deducted from their retirement allowance.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends Retirement and Social Security Law
section 110-c by adding a new subdivision 2, which allows retirees who
are members of a not-for-profit organization representing New York
State governmental employees to elect to have their membership dues
deducted from their retirement allowance. The election is filed with
the Comptroller and remains valid until revoked.

Section two of the bill provides that this act shall take effect
immediately.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, retirees may elect to have the dues costs
associated with such retiree's membership in an employee organization
that is certified or organized under the Taylor Law and the costs
associated with such retiree's participation in a benefit plan
sponsored by such employee organization.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill would eliminate the need for retirees who
are members of a not-for-profit employee organization that represents
retired New York State public employees to mail a check for their dues
each month. Currently, retirees who are members of an employee
organization that is certified pursuant to the Taylor Law are afforded
the ability to have their dues and any costs associated with benefits
from such organization deducted from their retirement allowance.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4981

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in  relation  to
  deductions for retiree organization dues

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 110-c of the retirement and social security law, as
amended by chapter 165 of the laws  of  1993,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S  110-c.  Deductions  from  benefits of certain retired members.   1.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a retired member shall  have
the  right,  at  any time after the retiree's retirement, to execute and
file a deduction authorization card with the comptroller authorizing the
deduction from the retired member's retirement allowance  of  membership
dues  and such retired member's share of the cost for employee organiza-
tion-sponsored benefit plans and the payment thereof to a retiree organ-
ization of which the retired member is then a member and which  is  then
affiliated  with either an employee organization certified or recognized
as the collective bargaining representative  of  all  employees  in  the
negotiating  unit of which the retired member was a part prior to his or
her retirement or with an employee organization with which such employee
organization is then affiliated. The comptroller shall thereafter deduct
from the retirement allowance of  such  retired  member  the  amount  of
membership  dues  and  such  amounts required to be paid by such retired
member  for  such  authorized  employee  organization-sponsored  benefit
plans,  and shall transmit the sum so deducted to said retiree organiza-
tion. Such authorization shall continue in effect until revoked in writ-
ing by such retired member.  For  purposes  of  this  section  the  term
"employee  organization-sponsored  benefit  plans" shall include any and
all insurance plans and/or other benefit plans sponsored by such retiree
organization  whether  provided  by  (a)  a  not-for-profit  corporation

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10692-01-3

S. 4981                             2

licensed  under article forty-three of the insurance law; (b) any insur-
ance company authorized to do business in this state; (c) a health main-
tenance organization issued a certificate of authority pursuant to arti-
cle  forty-four  of  the  public  health  law;  or  (d) a self-insurance
arrangement, welfare fund or benefit fund.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A RETIRED MEMBER SHALL
HAVE THE RIGHT, AT ANY TIME AFTER THE RETIREE'S RETIREMENT,  TO  EXECUTE
AND FILE A DEDUCTION AUTHORIZATION CARD WITH THE COMPTROLLER AUTHORIZING
THE DEDUCTION FROM THE  RETIRED MEMBER'S RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE OF MEMBER-
SHIP  DUES IN A NOT-FOR-PROFIT MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION OF RETIRED PUBLIC
EMPLOYEES. THE COMPTROLLER SHALL THEREAFTER DEDUCT FROM  THE  RETIREMENT
ALLOWANCE OF SUCH RETIRED MEMBER THE AMOUNT OF MEMBERSHIP DUES AND SHALL
TRANSMIT THE SUM SO DEDUCTED TO SAID RETIRED ORGANIZATION. SUCH AUTHORI-
ZATION SHALL CONTINUE IN EFFECT UNTIL REVOKED IN WRITING BY SUCH RETIRED
MEMBER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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