Bill S4662-2013

Authorizes the city of Ithaca, in the county of Tompkins to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to firefighter James Crowley

Authorizes the city of Ithaca, in the county of Tompkins to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to firefighter James Crowley.

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  • Jun 13, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A6687
  • Jun 12, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1350
  • Jun 12, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Apr 17, 2013: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S4662

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the city of Ithaca, in the county of Tompkins to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to firefighter James Crowley

PURPOSE: To authorize City of Ithaca firefighter James Crowley to enroll in the optional twenty-year service retirement plan under section 384-d of the Retirement and Social Security Law.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill allows current City of Ithaca firefighter James Crowley to enroll in the section 384-d optional twenty year service retirement plan, who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to make a timely application to participate in the plan at the time of filing.

EXISTING LAW: None

JUSTIFICATION: To correct a paperwork error and enable City of Ithaca firefighter James Crowley to enroll in the NYS twenty-year service retirement plan.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4662 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 17, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to authorize the city of Ithaca, in the county of Tompkins to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to firefighter James Crowley 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 contra- ry, the city of Ithaca, in the county of Tompkins, 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 security law, to firefighters employed by such city, is here- by authorized to make participation in such plan available to James Crowley, a firefighter employed by the city of Ithaca, who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to make a timely applica- tion to participate in such optional twenty year retirement plan. The city of Ithaca may so elect by filing with the state comptroller, on or before December 31, 2014, a resolution of its common council together with certification that such firefighter did not bar himself from participation in such retirement plan as a result of his own negligence. Thereafter, such firefighter may elect to be covered by the provisions of section 384-d of the retirement and social security law, 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 comp- troller on or before June 30, 2015. S 2. All past service costs associated with implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the city of Ithaca. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:

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