senate Bill S5566A

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Grants retroactive tier V membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin Horton

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor
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  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 06 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 06 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 5566A
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1369
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7457A
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.359
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 17 / Sep / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 27 / Sep / 2013
    • VETOED MEMO.232

Summary

Grants retroactive tier V membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin Horton.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7457A
Versions:
S5566
S5566A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Retirement

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BILL NUMBER:S5566A

TITLE OF BILL: An act granting retroactive tier V membership in the
New York state and local employees' retirement system to Kirsten
Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin Horton

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to
authorize Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin
Horton retroactive tier membership in Tier V by changing their dates
of membership in the System to be the dates they first were employed
by the village of Green Island.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill deems Kirsten
Mason a member of the retirement system as of the date of her
employment, on July 1, 2010, by the village of Green Island, if on or
before December 31, 2013 she shall file an application therefore with
the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such an application,
Kirsten Mason shall be granted Tier V status in the New York state
local employees' retirement system and be made eligible for all the
rights and benefits thereof.

Section two of this bill deems Laura Strizzi a member of the
retirement system as of the date of her employment, on July 1 2010, by
the village of Green Island, if on or before December 31, 2013 she
shall file an application therefore with the state comptroller. Upon
the receipt of such an application, Laura Strizzi shall be granted
Tier V status in the New York state local employees' retirement system
and be made eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof.

Section three of this bill deems Christian Ward a member of the
retirement system as of the date of his employment, on July 1, 2010,
by the village of Green Island, if on or before December 31, 2013 he
shall file an application therefore with the state comptroller. Upon
the receipt of such an application, Christian Ward shall be granted
Tier V status in the New York state local employees' retirement system
and be made eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof.

Section four of this bill deems Austin Horton a member of the
retirement system as of the date of his employment and membership
application, on July 5, 2011, if on or before December 31, 2013 he
shall file an application therefore with the state comptroller. Upon
the receipt of such an application, Austin Horton shall be granted
Tier V status in the New York state local employees' retirement system
and be made eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof.

Section five provides that all past service costs will be borne by the
village of Green Island.

Section six provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin
Horton should be reinstated into Tier V based upon their dates of
employment by the village of Green Island. For reasons not ascribable
to their own negligence and due to an administrative error, their
applications were not processed in the usual manner therefore
incorrectly placing them in Tier VI.


PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: There is an immediate past service cost of
approximately $230 which will be borne by the village of Green Island.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately

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

    S. 5566--A                                            A. 7457--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              May 21, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, 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

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Governmental Employees  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT granting retroactive tier V membership in the New York state  and
  local  employees'  retirement  system to Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi,
  Christian Ward and Austin Horton

  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, Kirsten Mason,
a member of the New York state and local employees'  retirement  system,
who  was  employed  on July 1, 2010, by the village of Green Island as a
recreation assistant, and who  filed  membership  applications  in  such
system on July 7, 2010 which should have given her Tier V status but for
reasons  not  ascribable to her own negligence and due to an administra-
tive error, the application was not processed in the  usual  manner  and
therefore  not  processed  until  August 16, 2012, may be deemed to have
become a member of the New York state and  local  employees'  retirement
system on July 1, 2010, if on or before December 31, 2013 she shall file
an application therefor with the state comptroller.  Upon the receipt of
such  application,  Kirsten  Mason shall be granted Tier V status in the
New York state and local employees' retirement system  and  be  eligible
for  all  the  rights and benefits thereof. No contributions made to the
New York state and local employees' retirement system by  Kirsten  Mason
shall be returned to her pursuant to this act.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10732-04-3

S. 5566--A                          2                         A. 7457--A

  S  2.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision of law, Laura Strizzi, a
member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, who
was employed on July 1, 2010, by the village of Green Island as a recre-
ation assistant, and who filed membership applications in such system on
July  13, 2010 which should have given her Tier V status but for reasons
not ascribable to her own negligence and due to an administrative error,
the application was not processed in the usual manner and therefore  not
processed  until  July 5, 2012, may be deemed to have become a member of
the New York state and local employees' retirement  system  on  July  1,
2010,  if  on  or before December 31, 2013 she shall file an application
therefor with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of  such  applica-
tion, Laura Strizzi shall be granted Tier V status in the New York state
and  local  employees'  retirement  system  and  be eligible for all the
rights and benefits thereof. No contributions made to the New York state
and local  employees'  retirement  system  by  Laura  Strizzi  shall  be
returned to her pursuant to this act.
  S  3.  Notwithstanding  any  other provision of law, Christian Ward, a
member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, who
was employed on July 1, 2010, by the village of Green Island as a recre-
ation assistant, and who filed membership applications in such system on
July 14, 2010 which should have given him Tier V status but for  reasons
not ascribable to his own negligence and due to an administrative error,
the  application was not processed in the usual manner and therefore not
processed until July 5, 2012, may be deemed to have become a  member  of
the  New  York  state  and local employees' retirement system on July 1,
2010, if on or before December 31, 2013 he  shall  file  an  application
therefor  with  the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such applica-
tion, Christian Ward shall be granted Tier V  status  in  the  New  York
state and local employees' retirement system and be eligible for all the
rights and benefits thereof. No contributions made to the New York state
and  local  employees'  retirement  system  by  Christian  Ward shall be
returned to him pursuant to this act.
  S 4. Notwithstanding any other provision  of  law,  Austin  Horton,  a
member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, who
was employed on July 5, 2011, by the village of Green Island as a recre-
ation assistant, and who filed membership applications in such system on
July  5,  2011 which should have given him Tier V status but for reasons
not ascribable to his own negligence and due to an administrative error,
the application was not processed in the usual manner and therefore  not
processed  until July 19, 2012, may be deemed to have become a member of
the New York state and local employees' retirement  system  on  July  5,
2011,  if  on  or  before December 31, 2013 he shall file an application
therefor with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of  such  applica-
tion, Austin Horton shall be granted Tier V status in the New York state
and  local  employees'  retirement  system  and  be eligible for all the
rights and benefits thereof. No contributions made to the New York state
and local  employees'  retirement  system  by  Austin  Horton  shall  be
returned to him pursuant to this act.
  S 5. Any past service costs incurred in implementing the provisions of
this act shall be borne by the village of Green Island.
  S 6. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
  This  bill  will deem Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and
Austin Horton, employees of the Village of Green Island, to become  Tier
5  members  of the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System

S. 5566--A                          3                         A. 7457--A

by changing their dates of membership in the System to be the dates they
first were employed by the Village of Green Island.
  If  this bill is enacted, we anticipate that there will be an increase
in the annual contributions of the Village of Green Island  of  5.4%  of
the  annual  salaries  of these members for the fiscal year ending March
31, 2014.
  In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be
an immediate past service cost of  approximately  $230  which  would  be
borne  by  the Village of Green Island as a one-time payment. This esti-
mate is based on the assumption that payment would be made  on  February
1, 2014.
  Summary of relevant resources:
  Data:  March  31,  2012  Actuarial Year End File with distributions of
membership and other statistics displayed in  the  2012  Report  of  the
Actuary and 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  Assumptions  and  Methods:  2010,  2011  and 2012 Annual Report to the
Comptroller on Actuarial Assumptions, Codes Rules and Regulations of the
State of New York: Audit and Control.
  Market Assets and GASB Disclosures: March 31, 2012 New York State  and
Local  Retirement System Financial Statements and Supplementary Informa-
tion.
  Valuations of Benefit Liabilities and Actuarial Assets: summarized  in
the 2012 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 May 14, 2013 and intended for use only during the
2013  Legislative  Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2013-135, prepared by the
Actuary for the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System.

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