senate Bill S7547A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the payment of ordinary disability retirement benefits by the New York state and local police and fire retirement system to the widow of Richard O'Brien

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9812 - Signed by Governor


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 signed chap.503
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1620
substituted for s7547a
Jun 19, 2014 substituted by a9812
ordered to third reading cal.1620
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 21, 2014 print number 7547a
amend and recommit to civil service and pensions
May 15, 2014 referred to civil service and pensions

Co-Sponsors

S7547 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9812
Law Section:
Retirement

S7547 - Summary

Authorizes the payment of ordinary disability retirement benefits by the New York state and local police and fire retirement system to the widow of Richard O'Brien.

S7547 - Sponsor Memo

S7547 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7547

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT authorizing the payment of ordinary disability  retirement  bene-
  fits by the New York state and local police and fire retirement system
  to the widow of Richard O'Brien

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any  general  or  special
law,  rule  or regulation to the contrary, Richard O'Brien, who was last
employed by the New York state division of state police as  an  investi-
gator,  and  who was a member of the New York state and local police and
fire retirement system at the time of his death on December 7, 2009, and
who, for reasons not ascribed to his own negligence, failed  to  file  a
timely  application  for  the state police disability retirement benefit
provided by section 363-b of the  retirement  and  social  security  law
prior  to his death, shall be deemed to have timely filed an application
for the benefit on December 7, 2009 if, within one year of the effective
date of this act, Stephanie O'Brien, the widow of Richard O'Brien, files
with the state comptroller a  written  request  to  that  effect  and  a
retirement  option election form. The approval of said application for a
disability retirement benefit provided by section 363-b of  the  retire-
ment  and  social security law will constitute a waiver of any rights or
benefits to the pre-retirement ordinary death benefit payable  upon  the
death of a member in service pursuant to subdivision b of section 448 of
the  retirement and social security law. Any amounts paid by the retire-
ment system as the result of the death of Richard  O'Brien,  whether  to
his  estate,  to  Stephanie O'Brien or to any other beneficiary prior to
the filing of the request for the disability retirement benefit shall be
deducted from the disability retirement benefit payable thereafter.
  S 2. Any additional costs for this act shall be paid by the  state  of
New York.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15247-01-4

Co-Sponsors

S7547A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9812
Law Section:
Retirement

S7547A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the payment of ordinary disability retirement benefits by the New York state and local police and fire retirement system to the widow of Richard O'Brien.

S7547A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7547A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7547--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GALLIVAN, CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service
  and Pensions -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  authorizing the payment of ordinary disability retirement bene-
  fits by the New York state and local police and fire retirement system
  to the widow of Richard O'Brien

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding  the provisions of any general or special
law, rule or regulation to the contrary, Richard O'Brien, who  was  last
employed  by  the New York state division of state police as an investi-
gator, and who was a member of the New York state and local  police  and
fire retirement system at the time of his death on December 7, 2009, and
who,  for  reasons  not ascribed to his own negligence, failed to file a
timely application for the state police  disability  retirement  benefit
provided  by  section  363-b  of  the retirement and social security law
prior to his death, shall be deemed to have timely filed an  application
for the benefit on December 7, 2009 if, within one year of the effective
date of this act, Stephanie O'Brien, the widow of Richard O'Brien, files
with  the  state  comptroller  a  written  request  to that effect and a
retirement option election form electing to receive retirement  benefits
pursuant  to the terms of the joint allowance-full option with Stephanie
O'Brien as the option beneficiary. The approval of said application  for
a disability retirement benefit provided by section 363-b of the retire-
ment  and  social security law will constitute a waiver of any rights or
benefits to the pre-retirement ordinary death benefit payable  upon  the
death of a member in service pursuant to subdivision b of section 448 of
the  retirement and social security law. Any amounts paid by the retire-
ment system as the result of the death of Richard  O'Brien,  whether  to
his  estate,  to  Stephanie O'Brien or to any other beneficiary prior to
the filing of the request for the disability retirement benefit shall be
deducted from the disability retirement benefit payable thereafter.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15247-03-4

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