senate Bill S7181

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes Frank R. Smith to receive accidental performance of duty disability retirement benefits

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Jun 04, 2021 referred to rules

S7181 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Senate Rules
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S7181 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes Frank Smith, a New York city police detective, to receive accidental performance of duty disability retirement benefits for illness suffered as a result of exposure to disease during undercover assignments as a member of the police department of the city of New York.

S7181 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7181 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               June 4, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to authorize Frank R. Smith to receive performance of duty  disa-
   bility retirement benefits

   Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Frank R. Smith,
 a retired member of the New York city police department, who joined  the
 New  York  city  employees  retirement  system  on June 30, 1992 and who
 applied for accidental performance of duty disability  retirement  bene-
 fits  based  upon illnesses suffered as a result of exposure to diseases
 during the course of undercover duties  performed  beginning  in  August
 2002,  and  who  has  had those benefits denied, shall be hereby awarded
 such benefits retroactively from his August 12, 2009 service retirement.
   § 2. The benefits and awards provided for under this act shall be paid
 for, and shared equally by, all  public  retirement  systems,  of  which
 Frank R. Smith was a member.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
   FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
   SUMMARY  OF  BILL: Police officer Frank R. Smith retired with an Ordi-
 nary Disability Retirement (ODR) from the New York City  Police  Pension
 Fund  (POLICE)  on  August  12,  2009.  This  proposed legislation would
 reclassify Mr. Smith's benefit  as  an  Accident  Disability  Retirement
 (ADR).  The ADR benefit would be payable prospectively and retroactively
 to Mr. Smith's August 12, 2009 date of retirement.
   Effective Date: Upon enactment.
   For the purposes of calculating the  fiscal  impact  of  the  proposed
 legislation,  Mr.  Smith's  actual June 30, 1992 date of membership with
 POLICE and the change from his actual ODR benefit to  the  proposed  ADR
 benefit  were used. All costs associated with the implementation of this
 proposed legislation would be borne by POLICE.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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