senate Bill S904

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Authorizes Lois J. Reid to apply for ordinary disability retirement benefits

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.528
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 904A
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.984
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES

Summary

Authorizes Lois J. Reid to apply for ordinary disability retirement benefits.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5561
Versions:
S904
S904A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Retirement

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S904

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to authorize Lois J. Reid to apply for ordinary disability retirement
benefits from the
New York state and local employees' retirement system

PURPOSE:
This legislation would authorize Lois J. Reid to apply for an
ordinary disability retirement benefits.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill
states that Lois
J. Reid should be deemed to have a chronic disability, and therefore
be eligible for a New York State Disability.

Section 2 states the cost shall be borne by the state.

Section 3 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Lois J. Reid has been diagnosed as
having chronic
fatigue syndrome, a disease that was not classified at her time of
her forced retirement. Ms. Reid has been awarded a Social Security
Disability based on the findings of her disability. Since her
retirement much has become known of chronic fatigue syndrome and as a
result if Lois was employed today she would in all likelihood retire
with a disability pension, this legislation seeks to correct that
inequity.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6581 Passed Senate in 2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: $127,000 to the Retirement System.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act will take effect immediately.

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

                                   904

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to authorize Lois  J.  Reid  to  apply  for  ordinary  disability
  retirement  benefits  from  the  New  York  state and local employees'
  retirement system

  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, Lois J. Reid,
who was employed by the Erie County Youth Board on March  6,  1970,  and
who  was employed by the New York state department of social services on
May 16, 1985, was a member of the New York state  and  local  employees'
retirement  system  for  approximately  17.5  years,  was diagnosed with
chronic fatigue syndrome in 1990, which is a  symptom  of  mitochondrial
disease,  of  which  was  diagnosed on March 1, 2011, and which was only
recently identified by the medical community, was declared to be totally
and permanently disabled by the New  York  state  department  of  social
services  in  1990,  and  who was declared to be totally and permanently
disabled by the United States  social  security  administration  in  the
early 1990s, and who was denied ordinary disability retirement benefits,
shall  be  entitled  to  collect ordinary disability retirement benefits
from the New York state and local employees' retirement system  covering
the  period from June 19, 1992 through March 1, 2003 if, within one year
of the effective date of this act, she shall file a written  request  to
that  effect with the state comptroller. All retirement benefits payable
pursuant to the provisions of this act shall be paid to Lois J. Reid.
  S 2. All costs associated with the implementation of this act shall be
borne by the state.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04711-02-3

S. 904                              2

  This bill will grant temporary ordinary disability retirement benefits
to Lois J. Reid, a retiree of the New York State  and  Local  Employees'
Retirement  System,  for  the period from June 19, 1992 through March 1,
2003.
  If this bill is enacted, we anticipate that there will be an immediate
past  service cost of approximately $127,000. This cost will be borne by
the State of New York as a one-time payment.
  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 December 8, 2012 and intended for use only during
the 2013 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No.  2013-10,  prepared  by
the  Actuary  for  the  New  York  State and Local Employees' Retirement
System.

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