assembly Bill A10251

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of Cohoes, in the county of Albany, to offer certain retirement options to police officer Jeffrey Bressette

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2018 signed chap.156
Jul 19, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
3rd reading cal.1166
substituted for s8208
Jun 14, 2018 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
home rule request
Jun 13, 2018 ordered to third reading rules cal.183
rules report cal.183
Jun 11, 2018 reported referred to rules
May 30, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 27, 2018 referred to governmental employees

A10251 (ACTIVE) - Details

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A10251 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the city of Cohoes, in the county of Albany, to offer certain retirement options to police officer Jeffrey Bressette.

A10251 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 27, 2018

Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Governmental Employees

AN  ACT  to  authorize  the  city of Cohoes, in the county of Albany, to
  offer certain retirement options to police officer Jeffrey Bressette


  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the city of Cohoes, in the county of Albany, a participating employer in
the  New  York  state and local police and fire retirement system, which
previously elected to offer the  optional  retirement  plan  established
pursuant  to  section 384-d of the retirement and social security law to
police officers employed by such city,  is  hereby  authorized  to  make
participation in such plan available to Jeffrey Bressette a police offi-
cer  employed  by the city of Cohoes, who, on the effective date of this
act is covered under the provisions of section 375-i of  the  retirement
and  social security law, and who, for reasons not ascribable to his own
negligence failed to make a timely application to  participate  in  such
optional retirement plan. The city of Cohoes may so elect by filing with
the  state  comptroller, on or before December 31, 2018, a resolution of
its legislative body together with certification that such police  offi-
cer  did not bar himself from participation in such retirement plan as a
result of his own negligence. Thereafter, such police officer 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  bene-
fits associated with coverage under such section, by filing a request to
that effect with the state comptroller on or before June 30, 2019.
  §   2.  All  past  service  costs  associated  with  implementing  the
provisions of this act shall be borne by the city of Cohoes.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE:  This bill will allow the City of Cohoes  to  reopen  the
provisions  of  section  384-d of the Retirement and Social Security Law
for police officer Jeffery Bressette, who is currently  covered  by  the
provisions  of  section  375-i.  Officer  Bressette  is  also  currently
employed by the Town of Coeymans, and was  previously  employed  by  the

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