senate Bill S8208

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
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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 18, 2018 substituted by a10251
May 16, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 15, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2018 1st report cal.1166
Apr 18, 2018 referred to civil service and pensions


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May 14, 2018 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 14, 2018

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S8208 (ACTIVE) - Details

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S8208 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S8208 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8208 (ACTIVE) - 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

                             April 18, 2018

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

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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