S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
February 29, 2012
Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and
AN ACT to authorize Lois J. Reid to apply for ordinary disability
retirement benefits from the New York state and local employees'
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:
This bill will grant temporary ordinary disability retirement benefits
to Lois J. Read, a retiree of the New York State and Local Employees'
Retirement System, for the period from June 19, 1992 through March 1,
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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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, 2011 Actuarial Year End File with distributions of
membership and other statistics displayed in the 2011 Report of the
Actuary and 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Assumptions and Methods: 2010 and 2011 Annual Report to the Comp-
troller on Actuarial Assumptions, Codes Rules and Regulations of the
State of New York: Audit and Control.
Market Assets and GASB Disclosures: March 31, 2011 New York State and
Local Retirement System Financial Statements and Supplementary Informa-
Valuations of Benefit Liabilities and Actuarial Assets: summarized in
the 2011 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 February 24, 2012 and intended for use only
during the 2012 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2012-89,
prepared by the Actuary for the New York State and Local Employees'