senate Bill S904A

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

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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:
A9416
Versions:
S904
S904A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Retirement

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S904A

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--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and
  Pensions -- recommitted to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04711-03-3

S. 904--A                           2

  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:
  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 with a date of retirement of March 1,  2003,  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:
  The membership data used in  measuring  the  impact  of  the  proposed
change  was  the same as that used in the March 31, 2013 actuarial valu-
ation.  Distributions and other statistics can  be  found  in  the  2013
Report  of  the  Actuary  and  the  2013  Comprehensive Annual Financial
Report.
  The actuarial assumptions and methods used are described in the  2010,
2011,  2012  and  2013  Annual  Report  to  the Comptroller on Actuarial
Assumptions, and the Codes Rules and Regulations of  the  State  of  New
York: Audit and Control.
  The Market Assets and GASB Disclosures are found in the March 31, 2013
New  York  State  and  Local  Retirement System Financial Statements and
Supplementary Information.
  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 October 29, 2013 and intended for use only during
the 2014 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No.  2014-26,  prepared  by
the  Actuary  for  the  New  York  State and Local Employees' Retirement
System.

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