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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to civil service and pensions|
|Feb 06, 2013||referred to civil service and pensions|
senate Bill S3577
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3577 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Retirement and Social Security Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §1000, R & SS L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3577 - Summary
Provides credit to members of public retirement systems of the state for military service rendered during the cold war.
S3577 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3577 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to providing credit to members of public retirement systems of the state for military service rendered during the cold war PURPOSE: To make eligible retirement benefits for United States mili- tary personnel that served between September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991; also known as the "Cold War". SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The addition of subdivision 2-a to section 1000 of the retirement and social security law ("military service credit" portion). EXISTING LAW: Military members upon application to New York State's public retirement system can obtain service credit of up to three years for three years of military duty if such military members were found to have participated in hostilities defined in subdivision 2, section 1000, of the retirement and social security law. JUSTIFICATION: The Cold War was a decades-long struggle for global supremacy involving the United States and the Soviet Union. Certain factors made the Cold War a militarized struggle: Communism takeover in China, threats of Soviet nuclear weapons, tensions within Germany, the Truman Doctrine of 1947, the Warsaw Pact of 1955, the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and commencement of the Korean War.
S3577 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3577 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 6, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to providing credit to members of public retirement systems of the state for military service rendered during the cold war THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1000 of the retirement and social security law is amended by adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows: 2-A. A. A MEMBER, UPON APPLICATION TO SUCH RETIREMENT SYSTEM, MAY OBTAIN A TOTAL NOT TO EXCEED THREE YEARS OF SERVICE CREDIT FOR UP TO THREE YEARS OF MILITARY DUTY, AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED FORTY-THREE OF THE MILITARY LAW, IF HONORABLY DISCHARGED THEREFROM, IF ALL OR PART OF SUCH SERVICES WAS RENDERED DURING THE COLD WAR. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "COLD WAR" SHALL MEAN THE PERIOD BEGINNING SEPTEMBER SECOND, NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE AND ENDING DECEMBER TWENTY-SIXTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY-ONE. B. TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION, A MEMBER MUST MAKE APPLICATION FOR SUCH CREDIT BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RETIREMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08263-01-3
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