Bill S3181-2013

Authorizes Jaime Laczko to elect to participate in the optional 25 year retirement plan for forest rangers

Authorizes Jaime Laczko to elect to participate in the optional 25 year retirement plan for forest rangers in the service of the department of environmental conservation.

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  • Jun 20, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A5012
  • Jun 12, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1325
  • Jun 12, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jan 31, 2013: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S3181

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize Jaime Laczko to elect to participate in the optional twenty-five year retirement plan for forest rangers in the service of the department of environmental conservation

PURPOSE: Authorizes Jamie Laczko to elect to participate in the optional 25 year retirement plan for forest rangers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1- Authorizes Jamie Laczko to file an application with the State Comptroller to participate in the retirement plan established by section 383-c of the retirement and social security law. The bill further provides that the application must be files within one year of the effective date.

Section 2- States that all past cost associated with implementing the provisions in the act shall be borne by the state of New York.

Section 3- Contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Forest Ranger Jamie Laczko was placed in the Police and Fire retirement plan 375H rather than the 383C plan option. At the time, forest rangers were made Police officers in 2006 they were given the option to transfer into the Police and Fire Retirement System. Ranger Laczko's intent was to be placed in the 383C plan which would allow him to retire after 25 years of service, however, he was placed in the 375H plan through an error in filling out the paper work.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: $4,700 increase in the annual contributions of the State of New York for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3181 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 31, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to authorize Jaime Laczko to elect to participate in the optional twenty-five year retirement plan for forest rangers in the service of the department of environmental conservation 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, Jaime Laczko, a member of the New York state and local police and fire retirement system, who is employed by the department of environmental conservation as a full-time forest ranger I, who upon commencing such employment became a member of such retirement system subject to the provisions of section 375-h of the retirement and social security law, who was eligi- ble, at such time, to elect to join the New York state and local police and fire retirement system subject to the optional twenty-five year retirement plan for forest rangers in the service of the department of environmental conservation pursuant to section 383-c of the retirement and social security law, and who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to elect to participate in such twenty-five year retirement plan, shall be deemed to have elected to participate in the retirement plan, established by section 383-c of the retirement and social security law, upon commencement of his employment as a forest ranger I, if, within 1 year of the effective date of this act, he shall file an application therefor with the state comptroller. S 2. All past costs associated with implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the state of New York. Jaime Laczko shall bear no costs associated with the implementation of the provisions of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:

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