senate Bill S6936

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Grants retroactive Tier IV membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Brian Stebbins

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 tabled
vetoed memo.549
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 12, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
3rd reading cal.795
substituted for s6936
Jun 12, 2014 substituted by a9236
May 21, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 19, 2014 1st report cal.795
Apr 02, 2014 referred to civil service and pensions

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May 19, 2014 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 19, 2014

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S6936 - Bill Details

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A9236
Law Section:
Retirement

S6936 - Bill Texts

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Grants retroactive tier IV membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Brian Stebbins.

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BILL NUMBER:S6936

TITLE OF BILL: An act granting retroactive tier IV membership in the
New York state and local employees' retirement system to Brian
Stebbins

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to grant
Brain Stebbins retroactive tier membership in Tier IV.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill deems Brian
Stebbins a member of the retirement system as of the date of his
employment, on August 1, 2003, by the village of Green Island, if on
or before December 31, 2014 he shall file an application therefore
with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such an application,
Brian Stebbins shall be granted Tier IV status in the New York state
local employees' retirement system and be made eligible for all the
rights and benefits thereof.

Section two provides that all past service costs will be borne by the
village of Green Island. Section three provides for an immediate
effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Brian Stebbins should be reinstated into Tier IV based
upon his membership application in the New York state and local
employees' retirement system, which was filed on August 1, 2003. This
bill addresses concerns raised in the veto message, and reinforces
evidence provided by the village of Green Island, that due to an
administrative error and for reasons not ascribable to his own
negligence, the application was not processed until March 15, 2012,
therefore incorrectly placing him in Tier V.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.7458-A/S.5564-A of 2012-213; VETOED MEMO
230 A.10728-A/S.7799 of 2010-2011; Passed Assembly, Referred to Senate
Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: There is an immediate past service cost of
approximately $2,800 which will be borne by the village of Green
Island.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 6936                                                  A. 9236

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service
  and Pensions

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Governmental Employees

AN ACT granting retroactive tier IV membership in the New York state and
  local employees' retirement system to Brian Stebbins

  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, Brian Stebbins,
a member of the New York state and local employees'  retirement  system,
who  was employed on August 1, 2003, by the village of Green Island, and
who filed a membership application in such system  on  August  1,  2003,
which  should have given him Tier IV status but for reasons not ascriba-
ble to his own negligence and due to an administrative error, the appli-
cation was not processed in the usual manner and therefore not processed
until March 15, 2012, may be deemed to have become a member of  the  New
York  state and local employees' retirement system on August 1, 2003, if
on or before December 31, 2014 he shall  file  an  application  therefor
with  the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such application, Brian
Stebbins shall be granted Tier IV status in the New York state and local
employees' retirement system and be eligible  for  all  the  rights  and
benefits  thereof. No contributions made to the New York state and local
employees' retirement system by Brian Stebbins shall be returned to  him
pursuant to this act.
  S 2. Any past service costs incurred in implementing the provisions of
this act shall be borne by the village of Green Island.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
  This  bill  will  grant  Tier 4 status in the New York State and Local
Employees' Retirement System to Brian M.  Stebbins,  a  current  Tier  5
member  employed  by  the  State  of  New  York, by changing his date of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13412-02-4

S. 6936                             2                            A. 9236

membership to August 1, 2003, the first date  he  was  employed  by  the
Village of Green Island.
  If this legislation is enacted during the 2014 legislative session, we
anticipate  that thee will be an increase of approximately $2,100 in the
annual contributions of the State of New York for the fiscal year ending
March 31, 2014.
  In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be
an immediate past service cost of approximately  $2,800  which  will  be
borne  by  the Village of Green Island as a one time payment. This esti-
mate is based on the assumption 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 January 17, 2014 and intended for use only during
the 2014 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No.  2014-54,  prepared  by
the  Actuary  for  the  New  York  State and Local Employees' Retirement
System.

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