senate Bill S6915

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the town of Marlborough, in the county of Ulster, to offer police officers Charles Hoffman and Arthur Terwilliger an optional 20 year retirement plan

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2014 signed chap.118
Jul 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
3rd reading cal.990
substituted for s6915
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a9337
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.990
Mar 31, 2014 referred to civil service and pensions

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May 28, 2014 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 28, 2014

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S6915 - Bill Details

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A9337
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Retirement

S6915 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the town of Marlborough, in the county of Ulster, to offer police officers Charles Hoffman and Arthur Terwilliger an optional 20 year retirement plan.

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BILL NUMBER:S6915

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the town of Marlborough, in the
county of Ulster, to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to
police officers Charles Hoffman and Arthur Terwilliger

PURPOSE:

This bill authorizes the Town of Marlborough to offer an optional
twenty year retirement plan to officer Arthur Terwilliger and Charles
Hoffman who failed to file paperwork to participate in such retirement
program due to no fault of their own.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

See purposes section above.

EXISTING LAW:

None.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill was requested by the Town of Marlborough to rectify an
employee retirement situation experienced by Arthur Terwilliger and
Charles Hoffman.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

See bill text.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

See bill text.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediate.

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

                                  6915

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 31, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to authorize the town of Marlborough, in the county of Ulster, to
  offer an optional twenty  year  retirement  plan  to  police  officers
  Charles Hoffman and Arthur Terwilliger

  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 Marlborough,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  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
Charles  Hoffman  and Arthur S. Terwilliger, police officers employed by
the town of Marlborough, 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  Marlborough  may  so
elect  by  filing  with the state comptroller, on or before December 31,
2014, a resolution of the town board 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 such
section while so employed, by filing a request to that effect  with  the
state comptroller on or before June 30, 2015.
  S   2.  All  past  service  costs  associated  with  implementing  the
provisions of this act shall be borne by the town of Marlborough.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.-- This bill would allow the Town of Marlborough to  elect
to  reopen  the provisions of Section 384-d of the Retirement and Social
Security Law for police officers Charles Hoffman and Arthur S. Terwilli-
ger.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04250-05-4

S. 6915                             2

  If this bill is enacted and police officers Charles Hoffman and Arthur
S. Terwilliger become covered under Section 384-d,  we  anticipate  that
there will be an increase of approximately $5,300 in the annual contrib-
utions  of  the Town of Marlborough for the fiscal year ending March 31,
2015.  In  future  years,  this  cost will vary as the billing rates and
salaries of these officers change.
  In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be
an immediate past service cost of approximately $79,800 which  would  be
borne  by the Town of Marlborough. This estimate is based on the assump-
tion that payment will be made on February 1, 2015.
  Summary of relevant resources:
  The membership data used in  measuring  the  impact  of  the  proposed
change  was  the same as that used in the March 31, 2013 actuarial valu-
ation.  Distributions and other statistics can  be  found  in  the  2013
Report  of  the  Actuary  and  the  2013  Comprehensive Annual Financial
Report.
  The actuarial assumptions and methods used are described in the  2010,
2011,  2012  and  2013  Annual  Report  to  the Comptroller on Actuarial
Assumptions, and the Codes Rules and Regulations of  the  State  of  New
York: Audit and Control.
  The Market Assets and GASB Disclosures are found in the March 31, 2013
New  York  State  and  Local  Retirement System Financial Statements and
Supplementary Information.
  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 27,  2014  and  intended  for  use  only
during  the  2014  Legislative  Session,  is  Fiscal  Note  No. 2014-89,
prepared by the Actuary for the New York State and Local Police and Fire
Retirement System.

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