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Bill S4128-2011

Allows members who join the New York state and local police and fire retirement system between 7/01/10 and 1/10/11 to enroll in a special retirement plan

Allows members who join the New York state and local police and fire retirement system on or after July 1, 2009 and before January 10, 2010 to enroll in a special retirement plan.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • Mar 21, 2011: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S4128

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend part A of chapter 504 of the laws of 2009, amending the retirement and social security law and other laws relating to establishing police and fire retirement provisions, in relation to special retirement plans available to persons joining a public retirement system between July 1, 2009 and January 10, 2010

PURPOSE: To amend section B of Part A of Chapter 504 of the Laws of 2009 to apply to members of the New York State and Local police and Fire Retirement System who became members on or after July 1, 2009 and before January 10, 2010.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: New section 8a provides that any member of the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System who became a member on or after July 1, 2009 and before January 10, 2010 may join a special retirement plan open to him or her pursuant to a collectively negotiated agreement with any state or local government employer, where such agreement was in effect on or after July 1, 2009 and before January 10, 2010.

JUSTIFICATION: The purpose of Section B of Part A of Chapter 504 of the Laws of 2009 was to provide that members of an employee organization that were eligible to join a special retirement plan pursuant to a collectively negotiated agreement with any state or local government employer, would be able to continue to enroll in that special plan after the enactment of" this bill, until the date on which such agreement terminated. However, due to the effective date of Part A and the date the Chapter was signed, members who joined the New York State and Local police and Fire Retirement System on or after July 1, 2009 and before January 10, 2010 remain on the "bubble" as they are unaddressed by the provisions of Chapter 504 of the Laws of 2009. As such, this bill allows members who joined the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System on or after July 1, 2009 and before January 10, 2010 to enroll in a special retirement plan.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: See fiscal note.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4128 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 21, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend part A of chapter 504 of the laws of 2009, amending the retirement and social security law and other laws relating to estab- lishing police and fire retirement provisions, in relation to special retirement plans available to persons joining a public retirement system between July 1, 2009 and January 10, 2010 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 8 of part A of chapter 504 of the laws of 2009, amending the retirement and social security law and other laws relating to establishing police and fire retirement provisions, is amended to read as follows: S 8. (A) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, nothing in this act shall limit the eligibility of any member of an employee organization to join a special retirement plan open to him or her pursu- ant to a collectively negotiated agreement with any state or local government employer, where such agreement is in effect on the effective date of this act and so long as such agreement remains in effect there- after; provided, however, that any such eligibility shall not apply upon termination of such agreement for employees otherwise subject to the provisions of article twenty-two of the retirement and social security law. (B) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY ANY MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK STATE AND LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHO BECAME A MEMBER ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2009 AND BEFORE JANUARY 10, 2010 MAY JOIN A SPECIAL RETIREMENT PLAN OPEN TO HIM OR HER PURSUANT TO A COLLECTIVELY NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT WITH ANY STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYER, WHERE SUCH AGREEMENT WAS IN EFFECT ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2009 AND BEFORE JANUARY 10, 2010. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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