senate Bill S6539

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to disability retirement benefits for deputy sheriff Richard Stueber, a participant in World Trade Center rescue, recovery, or cleanup operations

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


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2021 referred to civil service and pensions

S6539 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7626
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Retirement

S6539 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides accidental disability retirement benefits for deputy sheriff Richard Stueber, a participant in World Trade Center rescue, recovery, and cleanup operations.

S6539 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6539 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6539
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. PALUMBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
 
 AN ACT relating to disability retirement  benefits  for  deputy  sheriff
   Richard Stueber, a participant in World Trade Center rescue, recovery,
   and cleanup operations

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Notwithstanding any other  law  to  the  contrary,  Richard
 Stueber,  a  deputy  sheriff employed by Suffolk County who retired from
 such service on March 1, 2019, and who participated in the  World  Trade
 Center  rescue,  recovery  and cleanup operations as a member of the New
 York City police department, shall be entitled to a 75% accidental disa-
 bility retirement  benefit pursuant to paragraph 4 of subdivision  d  of
 section  605  of  the  retirement and social security law based upon the
 determination by the New York  state  and  local  employees'  retirement
 system  on March 12, 2020 that Richard Stueber was permanently incapaci-
 tated  for the performance of his duties as  a  result  of  his  partic-
 ipation  in  the  World  Trade Center rescue, recovery, or cleanup oper-
 ations. Such benefit shall be payable from the date of his retirement.
   § 2. All costs associated with implementing this act shall be borne by
 the state of New York.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
   FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
   This bill would allow Richard Stueber, a service retiree  of  the  New
 York  State and Local Employees' Retirement System who previously worked
 for Suffolk County, to be entitled to an accidental  disability  retire-
 ment  benefit  equal to 75% of final average salary, payable pursuant to
 §605(4)(d) of the Retirement and Social Security Law, as a result of his
 participation in the World  Trade  Center  (WTC)  rescue,  recovery  and
 cleanup  operations.  The  retirement  benefit would be recalculated and
 payment would be made retroactive to his date of retirement.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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