assembly Bill A5020

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to accidental disability retirement for deputy sheriffs

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to governmental employees
Mar 19, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 06, 2019 referred to governmental employees

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A5020 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3964
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §556, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10415, S8066
2021-2022: A4392, A9666, S6092

A5020 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to accidental disability retirement for deputy sheriffs; provides that deputy sheriffs shall receive a pension of three-quarters of their final average salary.

A5020 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5020

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ABBATE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Employees

AN  ACT  to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to
  accidental disability retirement for deputy sheriffs

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

  Section  1. Paragraph 3 of subdivision e of section 556 of the retire-
ment and social security law, as added by chapter 165  of  the  laws  of
1995, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  A  pension  of  two-thirds  of  his  or  her final average salary;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, A DEPUTY SHERIFF SHALL RECEIVE A  PENSION  OF  THREE-
QUARTERS  OF  HIS  OR HER FINAL AVERAGE SALARY IF SUCH DEPUTY SHERIFF IS
EMPLOYED BY AN EMPLOYER THAT HAS ELECTED  TO  PROVIDE  SUCH  BENEFIT  TO
DEPUTY  SHERIFFS.  The  payment  of such pension shall be subject to the
provisions of section [three hundred] sixty-four of this chapter.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.-- Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
  This bill would allow employers to elect  to  provide  improved  acci-
dental  disability  pensions  to  deputy sheriffs who are covered by the
provisions of Article 14-B of the Retirement and  Social  Security  Law.
The  benefit  for  an  accidental  disability would be three-quarters of
final average salary minus worker's compensation. The current benefit is
two-thirds of final average salary minus worker's compensation.
  If this bill is enacted, the estimated increase in the annual contrib-
utions of electing counties would be 0.3% of the compensation  of  their
deputy sheriffs for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.
  In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be
a  past service cost of 0.9% of the compensation of such deputy sheriffs
which will be paid by such electing counties as a one-time payment. This
estimate is based on the assumption that payment will be made on  Febru-
ary 1, 2020.

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