S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
March 20, 2015
Introduced by Sens. GALLIVAN, ORTT, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered
printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil
Service and Pensions -- recommitted to the Committee on Civil Service
and Pensions in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee
discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
to said committee
AN ACT to authorize Lois J. Reid to apply for ordinary disability
retirement benefits from the New York state and local employees'
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Lois J. Reid,
who was employed by the Erie County Youth Board on March 6, 1970, and
who was employed by the New York state department of social services on
May 16, 1985, was a member of the New York state and local employees'
retirement system for approximately 17.5 years, was diagnosed with
chronic fatigue syndrome in 1990, which is a symptom of mitochondrial
disease, of which was diagnosed on March 1, 2011, and which was only
recently identified by the medical community, was declared to be totally
and permanently disabled by the New York state department of social
services in 1990, and who was declared to be totally and permanently
disabled by the United States social security administration in the
early 1990s, and who was denied ordinary disability retirement benefits,
shall be entitled to collect ordinary disability retirement benefits
from the New York state and local employees' retirement system covering
the period from June 19, 1992 through March 1, 2003 if, within one year
of the effective date of this act, she shall file a written request to
that effect with the state comptroller. All retirement benefits payable
pursuant to the provisions of this act shall be paid to Lois J. Reid.
S 2. All costs associated with the implementation of this act shall be
borne by the state.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.