senate Bill S5058B

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes Beth Barsamian to receive an ordinary death benefit of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 21, 2014 signed chap.460
Nov 10, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.543
substituted for a7533b
Jun 11, 2014 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 19, 2014 1st report cal.787
Mar 12, 2014 print number 5058b
amend and recommit to civil service and pensions
Jan 08, 2014 referred to civil service and pensions
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 20, 2013 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 17, 2013 amended on third reading 5058a
Jun 12, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1353
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 07, 2013 referred to civil service and pensions

Votes

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May 19, 2014 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S5058B
6
3
committee
6
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 19, 2014

aye wr (2)

Jun 17, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S5058
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 12, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S5058
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S5058 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7533B
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7764

S5058 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes Beth Barsamian to receive an ordinary death benefit of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian; provides for the transfer of the daughter's service in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to the New York state teachers' retirement system.

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BILL NUMBER:S5058

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize Beth Barsamian to receive an
ordinary death benefit of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian

PURPOSE: To authorize Beth Barsamian to receive an ordinary death
benefit of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 authorizes the designated beneficiary
to receive an ordinary death benefit for Lauren Barsamian.

Section 2 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Lauren Barsamian had worked for the St. Joseph's school
for the deaf in the Bronx for approximately 3 years. In September 2005
she began Working for the East Ramapo School District. Tragically,
Lauren was killed in a boating accident on October 8, 2005. Lauren
filed an application for membership in the Teachers' Retirement System
but was not instructed to fill out and sign the Request for Direct
Transfer of Membership form.

This form was necessary in order for her credit that she had accrued
in the NYSLRS to be transferred to the Teachers Retirement System.
This resulted in 3 years of credit and all the applicable benefits she
was entitled to, to not be transferred. This legislation will rectify
this most unfortunate situation and is fully supported by the Teachers
Retirement System.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.7764 - referred to Civil Service and
Pensions 2009-10: S.5263-referred to Civil Service and Pensions
2008-07: S.5660-A Referred to Civil Service and Pensions 2006: S.8307
Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: According to the fiscal note prepared by the
Teachers' Retirement System, the cost of this benefit is equal to the
amount of Ms. Barsamian's ordinary death benefit, which is estimated
to be $167,000.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  5058

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to authorize Beth Barsamian to receive an ordinary death  benefit
  of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian

  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,
Beth Barsamian shall be hereby eligible to receive  the  ordinary  death
benefit  calculated pursuant to section 606 of the retirement and social
security law on account of the death of her daughter, Lauren  Barsamian,
registration  number  40537649, who died in a tragic accident on October
8, 2005, while employed by the East Ramapo School District, a member  of
the  New  York  state  teachers'  retirement system, and for reasons not
ascribable to Lauren Barsamian's own negligence, and  as  such  did  not
afford  death  coverage  to  her  mother  and  family. Beth Barsamian is
further authorized to transfer the prior service credit of Lauren Barsa-
mian in the New York state and local employees' retirement  system,  who
was employed from September 2002 through August 2005 as a teacher at the
St.  Joseph's School for the Deaf, an employer which participates in the
New York state and local employees' retirement system, to the  New  York
state  teachers'  retirement  system  which  Lauren  Barsamian joined in
September 2005, if on or before December 31, 2013, she files an applica-
tion therefor with the state comptroller. Such transfer shall be  deemed
to have taken effect on the beginning date of Lauren Barsamian's employ-
ment with the New York state teachers' retirement system.
  Transfer  of  Lauren Barsamian's prior service credit shall be made by
the New York state and local employees' retirement  system  to  the  New
York state teachers' retirement system upon notification from the latter
retirement  system to the former retirement system that Lauren Barsamian
would have met all of the requirements, had she been alive.  There shall

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08612-02-3

S. 5058                             2

not be a transfer of the member's  contributions  because  those  monies
have already been paid out to her designated beneficiary.
  All  costs  incurred by implementing the provisions of this act due to
past service shall be borne by the employers of members of the New  York
state teachers' retirement system.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
  This  bill would allow Beth Barsamian, the mother of Lauren Barsamian,
to transfer Lauren Barsamian's service credit in the New York State  and
Local  Employees'  Retirement  System  to  the  New York State Teachers'
Retirement System. Lauren Barsamian became a  member  of  the  New  York
State  Teachers'  Retirement  System  on September 1, 2005 and died in a
tragic accident on October 8, 2005. Lauren Barsamian was ineligible  for
death  benefit  coverage under Paragraph 2 of Section 606 of the Retire-
ment and Social Security Law because she  had  less  than  one  year  of
service  credit  with  the New York State Teachers' Retirement system at
the time of her death. However she would have been  eligible  for  death
benefit  coverage had she transferred her service credit in the New York
State and Local Employees' Retirement  system  to  the  New  York  State
Teachers' Retirement system prior to her death.
  The  cost  of  this  benefit is equal to the amount of Ms. Barsamian's
ordinary death benefit, which is estimated to be $167,000.
  The source of this estimate is Fiscal Note 2013-21 dated May  3,  2013
prepared  by  the  Actuary  of  the  New York State Teachers' Retirement
System and is intended for use only during the 2013 Legislative Session.
I, Richard A. Young, am the Actuary for the  New  York  State  Teachers'
Retirement  System,  I  am a member of the American Academy of Actuaries
and I meet the Qualification Standards of the American Academy of  Actu-
aries to render the actuarial opinion contained herein.

S5058A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7533B
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7764

S5058A - Bill Texts

view summary

Authorizes Beth Barsamian to receive an ordinary death benefit of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian; provides for the transfer of the daughter's service in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to the New York state teachers' retirement system.

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BILL NUMBER:S5058A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize Beth Barsamian to receive an
ordinary death benefit of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian

PURPOSE: To authorize Beth Barsamian to receive an ordinary death
benefit of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 authorizes the designated beneficiary
to receive an ordinary death benefit for Lauren Barsamian.

Section 2 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Lauren Barsamian had worked for the St. Joseph's school
for the deaf in the Bronx for approximately 3 years. In September 2005
she began Working for the East Ramapo School District. Tragically,
Lauren was killed in a boating accident that occurred on October 8,
2005. Lauren filed an application for membership in the Teachers'
Retirement System but was not instructed to fill out and sign the
Request for Direct Transfer of Membership form. This form was
necessary in order for her credit that she had accrued in the NYSLRS
to be transferred to the Teachers Retirement System. This resulted in
3 years of credit and all the applicable benefits she was entitled to,
to not be transferred. This legislation will rectify this most
unfortunate situation and is fully supported by the Teachers
Retirement System.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.7764 - referred to Civil Service and
Pensions 2009-10: S.5263-referred to Civil Service and Pensions
2008-07: S.5660-A Referred to Civil Service and Pensions 2006: S.8307
Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: According to the fiscal note prepared by the
Teachers' Retirement System, the cost of this benefit is equal to the
amount of Ms. Barsamian's ordinary death benefit, which is estimated
to be $167,000.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 5058--A
    Cal. No. 1353

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
  -- committee discharged and said bill committed to  the  Committee  on
  Rules  --  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to authorize Beth Barsamian to receive an ordinary death  benefit
  of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian

  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,
Beth Barsamian shall be hereby eligible to receive  the  ordinary  death
benefit  calculated pursuant to section 606 of the retirement and social
security law on account of the death of her daughter, Lauren  Barsamian,
who  died  on  October  14, 2005 from a tragic accident that occurred on
October 8, 2005, while employed by the East Ramapo  School  District,  a
member  of  the  New  York  state  teachers'  retirement system, and for
reasons not ascribable to Lauren Barsamian's own negligence, and as such
did not afford death coverage to her mother and family.  Beth  Barsamian
is  further  authorized  to  transfer the prior service credit of Lauren
Barsamian in the New York state and local employees' retirement  system,
who was employed from September 2002 through August 2005 as a teacher at
the  St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, an employer which participates in
the New York state and local employees' retirement system,  to  the  New
York  state teachers' retirement system which Lauren Barsamian joined in
September 2005, if on or before December 31, 2013, she files an applica-
tion therefor with the state comptroller. Such transfer shall be  deemed
to have taken effect on the beginning date of Lauren Barsamian's employ-
ment with the New York state teachers' retirement system.
  Transfer  of  Lauren Barsamian's prior service credit shall be made by
the New York state and local employees' retirement  system  to  the  New
York state teachers' retirement system upon notification from the latter

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08612-05-3

S. 5058--A                          2

retirement  system to the former retirement system that Lauren Barsamian
would have met all of the requirements, had she been alive.  There shall
not be a transfer of the member's  contributions  because  those  monies
have already been paid out to her designated beneficiary.
  All  costs  incurred by implementing the provisions of this act due to
past service shall be borne by the employers of members of the New  York
state teachers' retirement system.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
  This  bill would allow Beth Barsamian, the mother of Lauren Barsamian,
to transfer Lauren Barsamian's service credit in the New York State  and
Local  Employees'  Retirement  System  to  the  New York State Teachers'
Retirement System. Lauren Barsamian became a  member  of  the  New  York
State Teachers' Retirement System on September 1, 2005 and died on Octo-
ber  14,  2005  from a tragic accident that occurred on October 8, 2005.
Lauren Barsamian was ineligible for death benefit coverage  under  Para-
graph 2 of Section 606 of the Retirement and Social Security Law because
she  had  less  than  one year of service credit with the New York State
Teachers' Retirement System at the time of her death. However she  would
have  been  eligible  for death benefit coverage had she transferred her
service credit in the New York State  and  Local  Employees'  Retirement
System  to  the  New York State Teachers' Retirement System prior to her
death.
  The cost of this benefit is equal to the  amount  of  Ms.  Barsamian's
ordinary death benefit, which is estimated to be $167,000.
  The  source of this estimate is Revised Fiscal Note 2013-21 dated June
13, 2013 prepared by the Actuary of the New York State Teachers' Retire-
ment System and is intended for use only  during  the  2013  Legislative
Session.  I,  Richard  A.  Young,  am the Actuary for the New York State
Teachers' Retirement System. I am a member of the  American  Academy  of
Actuaries and I meet the Qualification Standards of the American Academy
of Actuaries to render the actuarial opinion contained herein.

S5058B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7533B
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7764

S5058B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Authorizes Beth Barsamian to receive an ordinary death benefit of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian; provides for the transfer of the daughter's service in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to the New York state teachers' retirement system.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5058B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize Beth Barsamian to receive an
ordinary death benefit of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian

PURPOSE: To authorize Beth Barsamian to receive an ordinary death
benefit of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 authorizes the designated beneficiary
to receive an ordinary death benefit for Lauren Barsamian.

Section 2 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Lauren Barsamian had worked for the St. Joseph's school
for the deaf in the Bronx, which participates in the NYS and Local
Employees Retirement System (NYSLRS), for approximately 3 years. In
September 2005 she began working for the East Ramapo Central School
District, which participates in the Teachers' Retirement System.
Tragically, Lauren died as a result of a boating accident that
occurred on October 8, 2005. Lauren filed an application for
membership in the Teachers' Retirement System but was not instructed
to fill out and sign the Request for Direct Transfer of Membership
form.

This form was necessary in order for her credit that she had accrued
in the NYSLRS to be transferred to the Teachers' Retirement System.
This resulted in 3 years of credit and all the applicable benefits she
was entitled to, not being transferred. This legislation will rectify
this most unfortunate situation and is fully supported by the
Teachers' Retirement System.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: S.5058-A - passed Senate 2011-12: S.7764 -
referred to Civil Service and Pensions 2009-10: S.5263 - referred to
Civil Service and Pensions 2008-07: S.5660-A - referred to Civil
Service and Pensions 2006: S.8307 - referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: According to the fiscal note prepared by the
Teachers' Retirement System, the cost of this benefit is equal to the
amount of Ms. Barsamian's ordinary death benefit, which is estimated
to be $167,000.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 5058--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
  -- committee discharged and said bill committed to  the  Committee  on
  Rules  --  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading  --  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 committee

AN  ACT to authorize Beth Barsamian to receive an ordinary death benefit
  of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian

  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,
Beth  Barsamian  shall  be hereby eligible to receive the ordinary death
benefit calculated pursuant to section 606 of the retirement and  social
security  law on account of the death of her daughter, Lauren Barsamian,
who died on October 14, 2005 from a tragic  accident  that  occurred  on
October  8,  2005,  while employed by the East Ramapo School District, a
member of the New  York  state  teachers'  retirement  system,  and  for
reasons  not ascribable to Lauren Barsamian's own negligence, the trans-
fer of her prior service credit as a teacher from September 2002 through
August 2005 at the St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, an  employer  which
participates  in  the  New  York  state  and local employees' retirement
system, was not completed and as such did not afford death  coverage  to
her  mother and family. Beth Barsamian is further authorized to transfer
the prior service credit of Lauren Barsamian in the New York  state  and
local  employees'  retirement  system  to  the  New York state teachers'
retirement system which Lauren Barsamian joined on September 1, 2005, if
on or before December 31, 2014, she files an application  therefor  with
the  state  comptroller.  Such  transfer  shall  be deemed to have taken

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08612-11-4

S. 5058--B                          2

effect on the beginning date of Lauren Barsamian's membership  with  the
New York state teachers' retirement system.
  Transfer  of  Lauren Barsamian's prior service credit shall be made by
the New York state and local employees' retirement  system  to  the  New
York state teachers' retirement system upon notification from the former
retirement  system to the latter retirement system that Lauren Barsamian
would have met all of the requirements, had she been alive.  There shall
not be a transfer of the member's  contributions  because  those  monies
have already been paid out to her designated beneficiary.
  All  costs  incurred by implementing the provisions of this act due to
past service shall be borne by the employers of members of the New  York
state teachers' retirement system.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.-- Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
  This  bill would allow Beth Barsamian, the mother of Lauren Barsamian,
to transfer Lauren Barsamian's service credit in the New York State  and
Local  Employees'  Retirement  System  to  the  New York State Teachers'
Retirement System. Lauren Barsamian became a  member  of  the  New  York
State Teachers' Retirement System on September 1, 2005 and died on Octo-
ber  14,  2005  from a tragic accident that occurred on October 8, 2005.
Lauren Barsamian was ineligible for death benefit coverage  under  Para-
graph 2 of Section 606 of the Retirement and Social Security Law because
she  had  less  than  one year of service credit with the New York State
Teachers' Retirement System at the time of her death. However, she would
have been eligible for death benefit coverage had  she  transferred  her
service  credit  in  the  New York State and Local Employees' Retirement
System to the New York State Teachers' Retirement System  prior  to  her
death.
  The  cost  of  this  benefit is equal to the amount of Ms. Barsamian's
ordinary death benefit, which is estimated to be $167,000.
  The source of this estimate is Fiscal Note 2014-21 dated March 5, 2014
prepared by the Actuary of  the  New  York  State  Teachers'  Retirement
System and is intended for use only during the 2014 Legislative Session.
I,  Richard  A.  Young,  am the Actuary for the New York State Teachers'
Retirement System. I am a member of the American  Academy  of  Actuaries
and  I meet the Qualification Standards of the American Academy of Actu-
aries to render the actuarial opinion contained herein.

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