senate Bill S7525

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to death benefits for certain members under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections and community supervision

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate & Assembly


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.410
substituted for a10015
Jun 04, 2018 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1513
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 27, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 19, 2018 referred to civil service and pensions

Votes

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Jun 4, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S7525
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 27, 2018 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S7525
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: Feb 27, 2018

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S7525 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10015
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§448 & 508, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S5936, A7801

S7525 - Summary

Relates to death benefits for certain members under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections and community supervision.

S7525 - Sponsor Memo

S7525 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7525

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in  relation  to
  death  benefits  for  certain members; and providing for the repeal of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision b of section 448 of the retirement and social
security law is amended by adding a new paragraph 3 to read as follows:
  3. PROVIDED FURTHER, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ARTI-
CLE TO THE CONTRARY, WHERE A MEMBER IS IN A TITLE AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI-
SION I OF SECTION EIGHTY-NINE OF THIS CHAPTER UNDER THE JURISDICTION  OF
THE  DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, AND WOULD HAVE
BEEN ENTITLED TO A SERVICE RETIREMENT BENEFIT AT THE TIME OF HIS OR  HER
DEATH  AND  WHERE  HIS  OR  HER DEATH OCCURS ON OR AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO
THOUSAND  EIGHTEEN,  THE  BENEFICIARY  OR  BENEFICIARIES  MAY  ELECT  TO
RECEIVE,  IN  A  LUMP SUM, AN AMOUNT PAYABLE WHICH SHALL BE EQUAL TO THE
PENSION RESERVE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED HAD THE MEMBER  RETIRED
ON  THE  DATE OF HIS OR HER DEATH, OR THE VALUE OF THE DEATH BENEFIT AND
THE RESERVE-FOR-INCREASED-TAKE-HOME-PAY, IF ANY, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
  S 2. Subdivision b of section 508 of the retirement and social securi-
ty law, as amended by chapter 18 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read
as follows:
  b. A member of a retirement system subject to the provisions  of  this
article  who  is  a policeman, fireman, correction officer, investigator
revised plan member or sanitation man and is in  a  plan  which  permits
immediate  retirement  upon  completion of a specified period of service
without regard to age or who is subject to  the  provisions  of  section
five  hundred  four  or  five  hundred  five of this article, shall upon
completion of ninety days of service be covered for financial protection
in the event of death in service pursuant to this subdivision.
  1. Such death benefit shall be equal to three times the member's sala-
ry raised to the next highest multiple of one thousand dollars,  but  in
no  event  shall  it  exceed three times the maximum salary specified in

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

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