senate Bill S7834

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Grants retroactive retiree status to former New York city public-school teacher Israel Baum

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Jun 13, 2014 referred to civil service and pensions

S7834 - Details

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S7834 - Summary

Grants retroactive retiree status to former New York City public-school teacher Israel Baum.

S7834 - Sponsor Memo

S7834 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2014

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

AN ACT relating to granting retroactive retiree  status  to  former  New
  York city public-school teacher Israel Baum


  Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, Isra-
el Baum, a member of the  New  York  city  teachers'  retirement  system
having  Tier  III  status, who was employed as a teacher by the New York
City Board of Education from February 1, 1974 until his death on Septem-
ber 20, 2009, and who became a member of the  New  York  city  teachers'
retirement  system on October 1, 1977, and who, for reasons not ascriba-
ble to his own negligence, was not able to complete the retirement proc-
ess before his untimely  death,  shall  be  deemed  to  have  officially
retired from the New York City Board of Education on September 20, 2009,
if,  on  or  before  December 31, 2014, Mr. Baum's widow, Rochelle Baum,
files a written application therefor,  including  a  retirement  benefit
option  election  and election of the beneficiary of such benefits, with
the head of the New York city  teachers'  retirement  system;  and  upon
receipt  of  such  application,  the head of the New York city teachers'
retirement system shall  calculate  Israel  Baum's  retirement  benefits
retroactive  to  September 20, 2009 and thereafter and pay such benefits
accordingly as if he had retired on September 20, 2009.   The amount  of
benefits  payable  pursuant to this act shall be reduced by the ordinary
death benefit which has been paid to Rochelle Baum, less the retroactive
sum of previous years that is owed to Mrs. Baum, the exact amount to  be
calculated  actuarially.  Due to the length of his service, Mr. Baum was
eligible to retire with full pension  benefits.  Mr.  Baum's  intent  to
retire  was evidenced by the fact that he, along with his wife, Rochelle
Baum, attended a special seminar for teachers  given  in  February  2009
called  "Getting  Ready  for  Retirement";  this  seminar  was expressly
designed for those members of the retirement system who were planning to
retire within the year. The Baums received a letter  dated  January  22,
2009  confirming  their  participation.  At  the seminar, the Baums were

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


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