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SECTION 480
Extension of temporary benefits and supplementation programs
Retirement & Social Security (RSS) CHAPTER 51-A, ARTICLE 13
§ 480. Extension of temporary benefits and supplementation programs.
a. Every temporary right, privilege or benefit conferred pursuant to the
provisions of a general, special or local law (other than pursuant to
articles fourteen and fifteen of this chapter) for any member of a
public retirement system or pension plan funded by the state or one of
its political subdivisions, which is scheduled to expire or terminate at
any time during nineteen hundred seventy-four, nineteen hundred
seventy-five, nineteen hundred seventy-six, nineteen hundred
seventy-seven, nineteen hundred seventy-eight, nineteen hundred
seventy-nine, nineteen hundred eighty, nineteen hundred eighty-one,
nineteen hundred eighty-two, nineteen hundred eighty-three, nineteen
hundred eighty-four, nineteen hundred eighty-five, nineteen hundred
eighty-six, nineteen hundred eighty-seven, nineteen hundred
eighty-eight, nineteen hundred eighty-nine, nineteen hundred ninety,
nineteen hundred ninety-one, nineteen hundred ninety-two, nineteen
hundred ninety-three, nineteen hundred ninety-four, nineteen hundred
ninety-five, nineteen hundred ninety-six, nineteen hundred ninety-seven,
nineteen hundred ninety-eight, nineteen hundred ninety-nine, two
thousand, two thousand one, two thousand two, two thousand three, two
thousand four, two thousand five, two thousand six, two thousand seven,
two thousand eight, two thousand nine, two thousand ten or two thousand
eleven, is hereby extended, notwithstanding the provisions of such
general, special or local law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in
this section shall be construed to extend the provisions of article
eighteen of this chapter or to affect any statutory deadlines provided
in such article.

b. (i) Any program under which an employer in a public retirement
system funded by the state or one of its political subdivisions assumes
all or part of the contribution which would otherwise be made by its
employees toward retirement, which expires or terminates during nineteen
hundred seventy-four, is hereby extended, notwithstanding the provisions
of any other general, special or local law, except that commencing with
the payroll period the first day of which is nearest to January first,
nineteen hundred seventy-six, the rate of such contribution assumed by
an employer in any of the public retirement systems funded and
maintained by a city, shall be one-half the rate of such contribution
assumed by such employer for the immediately preceding payroll period
except as provided in paragraph (ii) of this subdivision.

(ii) Commencing with the first payroll period the first day of which
is subsequent to October first, two thousand, the rate of such
contribution assumed by an employer in the New York city police pension
fund and in the New York city fire department pension fund shall be
equal to the rate of such contributions assumed by such employer for the
payroll period preceding January first, nineteen hundred seventy-six.

c. All supplemental retirement allowances or supplemental pensions
paid to pensioners or beneficiaries of any retirement system supported
in whole or in part by the state or a political subdivision thereof,
which are scheduled to expire at any time during nineteen hundred
seventy-five, nineteen hundred seventy-six, nineteen hundred
seventy-seven, nineteen hundred seventy-eight, nineteen hundred
seventy-nine, nineteen hundred eighty, nineteen hundred eighty-one,
nineteen hundred eighty-two, nineteen hundred eighty-three, nineteen
hundred eighty-four, nineteen hundred eighty-five, nineteen hundred
eighty-six, nineteen hundred eighty-seven, nineteen hundred
eighty-eight, nineteen hundred eighty-nine, nineteen hundred ninety,
nineteen hundred ninety-one, nineteen hundred ninety-two, nineteen
hundred ninety-three, nineteen hundred ninety-four, nineteen hundred
ninety-five, nineteen hundred ninety-six, nineteen hundred ninety-seven,
nineteen hundred ninety-eight, nineteen hundred ninety-nine, two
thousand one, two thousand two, two thousand three, two thousand four,
two thousand five, two thousand six, two thousand seven, two thousand
eight, two thousand nine, two thousand ten or two thousand eleven, shall
be continued notwithstanding any other provision of any general, special
or local law provided, however, that all such supplemental retirement
allowances or supplemental pensions which are scheduled to expire at any
time during two thousand nine shall be continued notwithstanding any
other provisions of any general, special or local law.