Bill S5780A-2013

Relates to the dates of hostilities participated in by the military forces of the United States in Lebanon

Relates to the dates of hostilities participated in by the military forces of the United States in Lebanon.

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  • Mar 4, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 5780A
  • Mar 4, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S5780A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to military service credit

PURPOSE: To make New York's dates for authorized action in Lebanon match the federal government's start date for purposes of pension credit.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends section 1000 of the Retirement and Social Security Law to make August 21, 1982, the state-recognized beginning date for authorized actions in Lebanon. Section two states that, "Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, none of the provisions of this act shall be subject to section 25 of the retirement and social security law.

Section three is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: New York State Retirement and Social Security Law recognizes June 1, 1983, as the beginning of the military conflict in Lebanon. However, the Secretary of the Navy, in the Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual, advises that authorized operations for which personnel can receive the Navy Expeditionary Medal began August 21, 1982, nearly a year before New York will give our veterans credit for. This legislation is necessary to correct this error.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013 - S. 5780 Civil Service and Pensions Committee/A. 7781b - Ways and Means Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: See attached fiscal note.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5780--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 14, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- 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 amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to military service credit THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 1000 of the retirement and social security law, as added by chapter 548 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows: (a) hostilities participated in by the military forces of the United States in Lebanon, from the [first] TWENTY-FIRST day of [June] AUGUST, nineteen hundred [eighty-three] EIGHTY-TWO to the first day of December, nineteen hundred eighty-seven, as established by receipt of the armed forces expeditionary medal, the navy expeditionary medal, or the marine corps expeditionary medal; S 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, none of the provisions of this act shall be subject to section 25 of the retirement and social security law. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50: This bill would extend the benefits of Chapter 548, Laws of 2000 to members of public retirement systems in New York State who rendered any military service during the period of conflict in Lebanon from 8/21/82-12/1/87. Currently, the period is defined to be 6/1/83-12/1/87. The total service credit granted for any military service shall not exceed three (3) years. Members must have at least five years of credit- ed service (not including military service). Tier 1-5 members would be

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