senate Bill S3550

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the town of North Greenbush to offer optional retirement plan to certain police officers

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2011 signed chap.414
Aug 05, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
3rd reading cal.1460
substituted for s3550
Jun 21, 2011 substituted by a5665
ordered to third reading cal.1460
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 25, 2011 referred to civil service and pensions

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S3550 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5665
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6967A, A10054A

S3550 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the town of North Greenbush to offer an optional retirement plan to certain police officers.

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BILL NUMBER:S3550

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to
authorize the town of North Greenbush to offer an optional twenty
year retirement plan to certain police officers employed by such town

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The bill will allow seven police
officers in the town of North Greenbush an optional twenty year
retirement plan.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one authorizes the town of
North Greenbush to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to
seven police officers. Section two requires the town of North
Greenbush to bear all the employer costs of offering such plan to
these police officers. Section three is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Under section 384-d of the retirement and social
security law, police officers in the town of North Greenbush are
eligible to receive an optional twenty year retirement plan. Due to
reasons not ascribable to seven police officers in the Town of North
Greenbush, such optional twenty year retirement plan was not offered
to them This legislation will correct this oversight and bring the
retirement benefit of these officers in line with other police
officers in North Greenbush.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
A.10054-A/S.6967-A Passed both Houses/Vetoed by Governor

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 3550                                                  A. 5665

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                            February 25, 2011
                               ___________

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

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by  M.  of  A. CANESTRARI -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees

AN ACT to authorize the town of North Greenbush  to  offer  an  optional
  twenty  year  retirement  plan  to certain police officers employed by
  such town

  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,
the  town  of  North Greenbush, a participating employer in the New York
state and local police and  fire  retirement  system,  which  previously
elected  to  offer the optional twenty year retirement plan, established
pursuant to section 384-d of the retirement and social security law,  to
police  officers  employed  by  such  town, is hereby authorized to make
participation in such plan available to  Kate  Anslow,  Joseph  Farrell,
Lisa  Giddings-Fumarola,  Michael  Merola, Randy Pastore, Douglas Pinzer
and Clifford Ruschmeyer, police officers employed by the town  of  North
Greenbush,  who,  for  reasons  not  ascribable to their own negligence,
failed to make a timely application  to  participate  in  such  optional
twenty year retirement plan. The town of North Greenbush may so elect by
filing  with  the  state  comptroller, on or before December 31, 2011, a
resolution of its local legislative  body  together  with  certification
that  such  police officers did not bar themselves from participation in
such retirement plan as a result of their  own  negligence.  Thereafter,
such  police  officers  may  elect  to  be  covered by the provisions of
section 384-d of the retirement and social security law,  and  shall  be
entitled  to the full rights and benefits associated with coverage under

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01496-03-1

S. 3550                             2                            A. 5665

such section, by filing a request to that effect with  the  state  comp-
troller on or before June 30, 2012.
  S   2.  All  past  service  costs  associated  with  implementing  the
provisions of this act shall be borne by the town of North Greenbush and
may be amortized over a ten year period.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
  This bill will allow  the  Town  of  North  Greenbush  to  reopen  the
provisions  of  Section  384-d of the Retirement and Social Security Law
for police officers Kate Anslow, Joseph Farrell, Lisa Giddings-Fumarola,
Michael Merola, Randy Pastore, Douglas Pinzer and Clifford Ruschmeyer.
  If this legislation is enacted during the 2011 legislative session, we
anticipate that there will be an increase of  approximately  $31,700  in
the  annual  contributions of the Town of North Greenbush for the fiscal
year ending March 31, 2012.
  In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be
an immediate past service cost of approximately $253,000, which would be
borne by the Town of North Greenbush as a one-time payment. If this cost
were amortized over a ten (10) year period, the cost for the first  year
including  interest,  would  be  approximately $34,300. This estimate is
based on the assumption that payment will be made on February 1, 2012.
  This estimate, dated February 14,  2011  and  intended  for  use  only
during  the  2011  Legislative  Session,  is  Fiscal  Note No. 2011-122,
prepared by the Actuary for the New York State and Local Police and Fire
Retirement System.

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