Bill S5753-2013

Authorizes the village of Menands in the county of Albany to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to police officer Aaron St. Gelais

Authorizes the village of Menands in the county of Albany to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to police officer Aaron St. Gelais.

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  • Jul 31, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.303
  • Jul 19, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 20, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 20, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 20, 2013: home rule request
  • Jun 20, 2013: ordered to third reading rules cal.563
  • Jun 20, 2013: substituted for a7940
  • Jun 18, 2013: referred to ways and means
  • Jun 18, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 18, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 18, 2013: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jun 18, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1466
  • Jun 18, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 12, 2013: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S5753

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the village of Menands, in the county of Albany to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to police officer Aaron St. Gelais

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To correct the retirement plan of a police officer in the Village of Menands from 375-i to 384-d and offer the municipality the opportunity to do so.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Offering a Police Officer of the Village of Menands, that was placed in the wrong police and fire retirement plan, an opportunity to opt into the correct plan that the Village of Menands has a contract with.

Section 2: All costs associated with the plan change will be borne by the Village of Menands with no cost to the State of NY.

Section 3: Effective date

JUSTIFICATION: Village of Menands Police Officer Aaron St. Gelais was opted into the wrong police and fire retirement plan. This legislation is to offer the Village of Menands the opportunity to correct this mistake and place him in the correct plan. The Village of Menands has agreed that they will bear all costs associated with the plan change and there will be no cost to the state nor will there be financial benefit to the officer.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State of New York

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5753 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 12, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to authorize the village of Menands, in the county of Albany to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to police officer Aaron St. Gelais 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 village of Menands, in the county of Albany, a participating employ- er 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 police officers employed by such town, is hereby authorized to make participation in such plan available to Aaron St. Gelais, a police officer employed by the village of Menands with a start date of October 2, 2010, who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to make a timely application to participate in such optional twenty year retirement plan. The village of Menands may so elect by filing with the state comptroller, on or before December 31, 2013, a resolution of its town board together with certification that such police officer did not bar himself from participation in such retirement plan as a result of his own negligence. Thereafter, such police officer 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 comptroller on or before June 30, 2014. S 2. All past costs associated with implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the village of Menands. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Section 50 of the Legislative Law:

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