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Bill S6926-2009

Allows certain deputy sheriffs of the county of Chemung to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs

Allows certain deputy sheriffs of the county of Chemung to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs.

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Actions

  • Apr 27, 2010: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Feb 25, 2010: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Civil Service and Pensions - Apr 27, 2010
Ayes (11): Savino, Dilan, Huntley, Perkins, Addabbo, Foley, Lanza, Leibell, Fuschillo, Hannon, Robach
Ayes W/R (1): Thompson

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S6926

TITLE OF BILL : An act in relation to allowing certain undersheriffs in the county of Chemung to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs

PURPOSE : To allow certain deputy sheriffs of the county of Chemung to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs,and deputy sheriffs.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill authorizes the county of Chemung as a participating employer in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System, pursuant to section 551 of the retirement and social security law, to offer a special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs, and deputy sheriffs engaged in law enforcement activities. Specifically, participation in such a retirement plan would be made available to Michael Skrosknik. E. Scott Smith, Joseph Dieterle, Richard Mathews, Kasey Slater, Ryan Wheeler, James Ritter, and John M. Allen; deputy sheriffs employed by the county of Chemung.

Section 2 of the bill provides that all employer costs associated with implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the county of Chemung.

Section 3 of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION : This legislation comes at the request of the County of Chemung. Inadvertently, Deputy Sheriffs Michael Skrosknik, E. Scott Smith, Joseph Dieterle, Richard Mathews, Kasey Slater, Ryan Wheeler, James Ritter, and John M. Allen were not enrolled in the New York State Retirement Article 14-B section 551 plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs, and deputy sheriffs. To rectify this matter, the County of Chemung wishes to place the eight deputy sheriffs in the correct retirement system. All expenses for this adjustment will be incurred by the County of Chemung at the cost of an approximately $3,900 increase in annual contributions and an immediate past service cost of approximately $2,500.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6926 A. 10026 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y February 25, 2010 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. WINNER -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. O'MARA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees AN ACT in relation to allowing certain undersheriffs in the county of Chemung to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersher- iffs and deputy sheriffs 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, Michael Skrosk- nik, E. Scott Smith, Joseph Dieterle, Richard Mathews, Kasey Slater, Ryan Wheeler, James Ritter and John M. Allen, who are each employed as a deputy sheriff in the county of Chemung, and who, are each a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, and who, were each eligible to make the election pursuant to section 551 of the retirement and social security law to join the special retirement plan for sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs engaged in law enforce- ment activities, but who, for reasons not ascribable to their own indi- vidual negligence, failed to make such election to join such special retirement plan, shall each be eligible to individually join such special retirement plan if on or before December 31, 2010 he or she files a written request with the state comptroller to that effect. S 2. All costs incurred by the implementation of this act shall be borne by the county of Chemung. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--This bill will authorize Chemung County to reopen the provisions of Section 551 of the Retirement and Social Security Law for deputy sheriffs Michael Skrosknik, E. Scott Smith, Joseph Dieterle, Richard Mathews, Kasey Slater, Ryan Wheeler, James Ritter, and John M. Allen who are currently not covered by that Section.

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