|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 18, 2014||referred to governmental employees|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1576
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 27, 2014||referred to civil service and pensions|
senate Bill S6458
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S6458 - Details
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S6458 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6458 TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the New York state teachers' retire- ment system to accept an application for disability retirement benefits from James O'Connell PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill allows James O'Connell to apply for a disability retirement from the Teachers' Retirement System. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Authorizes the Teachers' Retirement System to accept the disability retirement application of James O'Connell, who for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to apply for such benefit in a timely manner. Section 2: Provides that all costs associated shall be borne by the Teachers' Retirement System. Section 3: Effective date. JUSTIFICATION: James O'Connell sustained injuries as a result of two separate assaults in 1993 and 1996 while he was employed by the Goshen Secure Center. He sustained injuries to his neck, back, and shoulder and underwent reconstructive surgery on his left shoulder. In 1997, Mr. O'Connell began employment with the Port Jervis City School District.
S6458 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6458 I N S E N A T E January 27, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to authorize the New York state teachers' retirement system to accept an application for disability retirement benefits from James O'Connell 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 application for disability retirement benefits of James O'Connell, who was employed as principal by the Port Jervis city school district and a member of the New York state teachers' retirement system, who ceased his employment with the Port Jervis city school district on August 31, 2008, and who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negli- gence, did not apply to the New York state teachers' retirement system for disability retirement benefits until September 14, 2009, shall be deemed to have applied to the New York state teachers' retirement system for disability retirement benefits within 30 days of his ceasing to be employed on August 31, 2008. S 2. All costs incurred in implementing the provisions of this act, shall be borne by the New York state teachers' retirement system. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50: This bill concerns James O'Connell, a vested member of the New York State Teachers' Retirement System who ceased his employment as a teacher with the Port Jervis City School District on August 31, 2008, and did not apply for disability retirement benefits until September 14, 2009, after the 12 month deadline to apply for disability had lapsed. He shall be deemed to have applied for disability retirement benefits within 30 days of ceasing his employment on August 31, 2008. Currently as a vested member Mr. O'Connell is eligible for a service retirement benefit commencing at age 55. The cost of this benefit is equal to the increase in the present value of liabilities, which is estimated to be $270,000. This cost is contin- gent upon the approval of James O'Connell's application for disability EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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