Bill S5351A-2013

Authorizes Chester S. Kasprzyk to apply for retroactive membership and service credit in the New York state and local employees' retirement system

Authorizes Chester S. Kasprzyk to apply for retroactive membership and service credit in the New York state and local employees' retirement system.

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  • Jun 16, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 5351A
  • Jun 16, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • May 16, 2013: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S5351A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize Chester S. Kasprzyk to apply for retroactive membership and service credit in the New York state and local employees' retirement system

PURPOSE: To authorize Chester S. Kasprzyk to apply for retroactive membership and service credit in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 states that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, Chester S. Kasprzyk, a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system employed by the county of Erie, was employed by the sewer department of the town of Cheektowaga from July 1, 1975 to 1978, and who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to become a member of the town of Cheektowaga employees' retirement system while so employed by the town of Cheektowaga. This bill affords Mr. Kasprzyk to be deemed to have joined the New York State and Local Employees Retirement System on July 1, 1975 (Tier II) and receive service credit for employment service for the town of Cheektowaga if he files an application with the state Comptroller on or before December 31, 2013.

Section 2 states that no contributions to the New York state and local employees' retirement system by Chester S. Kasprzyk shall be returned to him.

Section 3 states that all past service costs of implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the town of Cheektowaga.

Section 4 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Through no fault of his own, Chester S. Kasprzyk, presently employed by Erie County, and who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to become a member of the town of Cheektowaga employees' retirement system. This bill affords Mr. Kasprzyk to be deemed to have joined the New York State and Local Employees Retirement System on July 1, 1975 (Tier I) and receive service credit for employment service for the town of Cheektowaga if he files an application with the State Comptroller on or before December 31, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010 - S8240 Stachowski

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Fiscal Note - There is an anticipated increase of $5,100 in the annual contributions of Erie County for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. In addition, there will be an immediate past service cost of approximately $67,400, which would be borne by the town of Cheektowaga as a one-time payment.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5351--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 16, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions -- recommitted to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit- tee AN ACT to authorize Chester S. Kasprzyk to apply for retroactive member- ship and service credit in the New York state and local employees' retirement system 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, Chester S. Kasprzyk, a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system employed by the county of Erie, who was employed by the sewer department of the town of Cheektowaga from July 1, 1975 to 1978, and who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to become a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system while so employed by the town of Cheektowaga, shall be deemed to have joined the New York state and local employees' retirement system on July 1, 1975 and receive service credit in such retirement system for such employment by the town of Cheektowaga, if on or before December 31, 2014 he shall file an application therefor with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such application, Chester S. Kasprzyk shall be granted Tier II status in the New York state and local employees' retirement system and be eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof. S 2. No contributions made to the New York state and local employees' retirement system by Chester S. Kasprzyk shall be returned to him pursu- ant to this act. S 3. All past service costs of implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the town of Cheektowaga. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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