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Bill S4584-2013

Authorizes Eric Brown to participate in the optional twenty year retirement system

Authorizes Eric Brown to participate in the optional twenty year retirement plan.

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  • Apr 12, 2013: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S4584

TITLE OF BILL: An act to allow Eric Brown to join the optional twenty year retirement plan, city of Johnstown, county of Fulton

PURPOSE:: This legislation authorizes the City of Johnstown to reopen the optional twenty-year retirement plan to firefighter Eric Brown, and allows Mr, Brown to elect to be covered under such optional plan as a Tier 5 member.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:: This bill authorizes the City of Johnstown to make participation in the optional twenty-year retirement plan, established pursuant to

Section 384-D of the Retirement and Social Security Law as amended by Tier 5, available to Eric Brown, a firefighter employed by the City of Johnstown, who failed to make a timely application to participate in such optional retirement plan.

JUSTIFICATION:: The City of Johnstown had previously elected to offer the optional twenty-year retirement plan, established pursuant to Section 384-D of the Retirement and Social Security Law, to firefighters in its employ. Eric Brown, a firefighter employed by the City of Johnstown, failed to make a timely application to participate in the optional plan This bill allows the City of Johnstown to reopen the Section 384-d plan to Eric Brown, so long as they request the same on or before December 31, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:: This is a new bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:: See fiscal note.

EFFECTIVE DATE:: Immediately


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 4584 A. 6643 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y April 12, 2013 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- 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. BUTLER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees AN ACT to allow Eric Brown to join the optional twenty year retirement plan, city of Johnstown, county of Fulton 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, the city of Johnstown, in the county of Fulton, a participating employer in the New York state and local police and fire retirement system, which previously elected to offer the optional twenty year retirement plan, established pursuant to section 384-d of the retirement and social secu- rity law, to firefighters employed by such city, is hereby authorized to make participation in such plan available to Eric Brown, a firefighter employed by the city of Johnstown, who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence failed to make a timely application to participate in such optional twenty year retirement plan. Thereafter, Eric Brown, may elect to be covered by the provisions of section 384-d of the retirement and social security law as a Tier 5 member, and shall be entitled to the full rights and benefits associated with coverage under such section, by filing a request to that effect with the state comptroller on or before December 31, 2013. S 2. All past service costs associated with implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the city of Johnstown and may be amortized over a period of five years. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:

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