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
February 11, 2015
Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 commit-
AN ACT to authorize the widow of William James Middlebrooks to file a
retirement option election form
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 to the contrary,
Janice Middlebrooks, the widow of William James Middlebrooks who was
employed by the Albion Correctional Facility, was a member of the New
York state and local employees' retirement system, was diagnosed with
cancer in January of 2004, was advised on October 31, 2004 that he would
be unable to return to employment as the result of his malignancy and
the treatment therefor, and died on December 3, 2006 prior to filing a
retirement election form with the New York state and local employees'
retirement system, shall be authorized to file such option election form
on behalf of her deceased husband with a joint allowance full option, if
on or before December 31, 2016 she shall submit a request therefor to
the state comptroller. In addition, his application for disability
retirement shall be deemed to have become effective on November 1, 2004.
All retirement benefits payable pursuant to the provisions of this act
shall be paid to Janice Middlebrooks and shall be in addition to any
other death benefits paid.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
FISCAL NOTE. Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
This bill would authorize Janice Middlebrooks to file an ordinary
disability application with a date of retirement of November 1, 2004 and
an option election form with a joint allowance full option on behalf of
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.