senate Bill S6132

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to death benefits for members of the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation and members of the uniformed force of the New York city department of correction

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee


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May 16, 2019 referred to civil service and pensions

S6132 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Retirement and Social Security Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§448, 508 & 606, R & SS L; amd §13-148, NYC Ad Cd

S6132 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to death benefits for members of the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation and members of the uniformed force of the New York city department of correction; establishes that the beneficiaries of a member who would have been entitled to a service retirement benefit at the time of his or her death 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.

S6132 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6132 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6132

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 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 and the adminis-
  trative code of the city of New York, in relation  to  death  benefits
  for  members of the uniformed force of the New York city department of
  sanitation and members of the uniformed force of  the  New  York  city
  department of correction

  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 THE UNIFORMED FORCE OF THE NEW
YORK  CITY  DEPARTMENT  OF  SANITATION OR THE UNIFORMED FORCE OF THE NEW
YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, 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 TWENTY, 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.
  § 2. Subdivision b of section 508 of the retirement and social securi-
ty law, as amended by chapter 476 of the laws of  2018,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  b.  A  member of a retirement system subject to the provisions of this
article who is a police officer, firefighter, correction officer, inves-
tigator revised plan member or sanitation worker 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

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

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