Bill S3039-2011

Authorizes the widow of Ronald M. Premo to apply for ordinary disability retirement on his behalf

Authorizes Cindy L. Premo, the widow of Ronald M. Premo, to apply for an ordinary disability retirement and file a retirement option election on behalf of her deceased husband.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • Feb 7, 2011: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S3039

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the payment of ordinary disability benefits by the New York state and local employees' retirement system to the widow of Ronald M. Premo

PURPOSE: Deems Ronald. M. Premo, who died in active service prior to filing an application for an ordinary disability retirement, to have filed the application on February 5, 2002.

JUSTIFICATION: Ronald M. Premo was employed by the New York State Department of Law and was a member of the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System. In January of 2002, Mr. Premo was diagnosed with cancer and was hospitalized. On February 14, 2002, Mr. Premo was given a note from his doctor stating that he was unable to return to work due to his malignancy and treatment.

Ronald Premo began to fill out the application for an ordinary disability retirement benefit designating his wife Cindy as the intended beneficiary. The application was completed, signed and notarized and an appointment was made with the retirement system. However, Mr. Premo died on February 18, 2002, prior to filing the ordinary disability retirement application with the New York State and Local Employees Retirement System.

This bill would allow Cindy L. Premo to file an application with the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System, designating herself as the beneficiary of an ordinary disability pension benefit on behalf of her husband in lieu of any other death benefit payable.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10: S.3280-A Civil Service and Pensions/A.6846-A Gov't Employees 2007-08: S.1249 Civil Service and Pensions/A.2375 Gov't Employees 2005-06: S.1858-A Civil Service and pensions/A.4227-A Governmental Employees 2003-04: S.1839 Civil Service and pensions/A.4213 Governmental Employees 2002: S.6690 Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: There will be a cost of approximately $162,000 which would be shared by the State of New York and all the participating employers in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 3039 A. 4736 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y February 7, 2011 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. SAYWARD -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees AN ACT to authorize the payment of ordinary disability benefits by the New York state and local employees' retirement system to the widow of Ronald M. Premo 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, Cindy L. Premo, the widow of Ronald M. Premo who was employed by the department of law, was a member of the New York state and local employ- ees' retirement system, was diagnosed and hospitalized with cancer in January of 2002, was advised on February 14, 2002 that he would be unable to return to employment as the result of his malignancy and the treatment therefor, and died on February 18, 2002 prior to filing an application for an ordinary disability retirement and a retirement election form with the New York state and local employees' retirement system, shall be authorized to file such application and election on behalf of her deceased husband, if on or before December 31, 2012 she shall submit a request therefor to the state comptroller. Such applica- tion for an ordinary disability retirement and retirement option election shall be deemed to have become effective on February 5, 2002. All retirement benefits payable pursuant to the provisions of this act shall be paid to Cindy L. Premo and shall be in lieu of any other death benefits payable. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:

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