senate Bill S3964

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to accidental disability retirement for deputy sheriffs

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 20, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 15, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2019 1st report cal.749
Feb 22, 2019 referred to civil service and pensions

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S3964
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committee
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 14, 2019

excused (1)

S3964 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5020
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §556, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8066, A10415

S3964 (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.

S3964 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3964 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3964

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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
  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.

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