Bill S6198-2013

Authorizes Marilyn Liebowitz to file a retroactive retirement application with the New York state and local employees' retirement system on behalf of her deceased husband

Authorizes Marilyn Liebowitz to file a retroactive retirement application with the New York state and local employees' retirement system on behalf of her deceased husband, Barry Liebowitz, and to receive all benefits payable based upon such retirement.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6198 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. TKACZYK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to authorize the widow of Barry Liebowitz to file a retroactive application for retirement with the New York state and local employ- ees' retirement system THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, Barry Liebowitz, who was last employed by the New York state energy research and development authority as a senior project manager, shall be deemed eligible for a service retirement benefit effective June 17, 2013, notwithstanding the fact that he died on June 17, 2013. Within one year from the effective date of this act, Marilyn Liebowitz, the widow of Barry Liebowitz, may file with the retirement system an application for service retirement bene- fits on behalf of Barry Liebowitz with an effective date of retirement of June 17, 2013 and an option election form electing to receive retire- ment benefits pursuant to the terms of the joint allowance - full option with Marilyn Liebowitz as the beneficiary. The filing of a service retirement application will constitute a waiver of any rights or bene- fits to the ordinary death benefit payable upon the death of a member in service pursuant to sections five hundred eight or six hundred six of the retirement and social security law. Any amounts paid by the retire- ment system to Barry Liebowitz, his estate or to Marilyn Liebowitz prior to the filing of the application for service retirement shall be deducted from the benefit payable thereafter. S 2. Any additional costs for this act shall be paid by the state of New York. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--This bill would deem Barry Liebowitz eligible to receive a service retirement benefit effective on June 17, 2013, notwithstanding the fact that he died on June 17, 2013. Marilyn Liebowitz shall be authorized to file for the service retirement benefit on his behalf.

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