Bill S6926A-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.

Details

Actions

  • Sep 17, 2010: SIGNED CHAP.519
  • Sep 7, 2010: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 24, 2010: returned to senate
  • Jun 24, 2010: passed assembly
  • Jun 24, 2010: home rule request
  • Jun 24, 2010: ordered to third reading rules cal.345
  • Jun 24, 2010: substituted for a10026a
  • Jun 24, 2010: referred to ways and means
  • Jun 24, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 24, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 24, 2010: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jun 24, 2010: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1140
  • Jun 15, 2010: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 9, 2010: PRINT NUMBER 6926A
  • Jun 9, 2010: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • Apr 27, 2010: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Feb 25, 2010: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 24, 2010
Ayes (20): Smith, Espada, Stachowski, Montgomery, Duane, Krueger, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins, Klein, Valesky, Skelos, Johnson O, Padavan, Volker, Farley, LaValle, Seward, Hannon, Larkin, Saland
Ayes W/R (1): Dilan
Nays (2): Hassell-Thompson, Parker

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6926A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the county of Chemung to offer an optional twenty-five year retirement plan to certain 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.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6926--A A. 10026--A 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 -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. O'MARA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to authorize the county of Chemung to offer an optional twenty- five year retirement plan to certain 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 to the contrary, the county of Chemung, a participating employer in the New York state and local police and fire retirement system, which previously elected to offer the optional twenty-five year retirement plan established pursuant to section 551 of the retirement and social security law, to sheriffs, undersheriffs and deputy sheriffs employed by such county, is hereby authorized to make participation in such plan 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, who, for reasons not ascribable to their own negligence failed to make timely application to participate in such optional twenty-five year retirement plan. The county of Chemung may so elect by filing with the state comptroller, on or before December 31, 2010, a resolution of the Chemung county legislature together with certification that such deputy sheriffs did not bar themselves from participation in such retirement plan as a result of their own negli- gence. Thereafter, such deputy sheriffs may elect to be covered by the provisions of section 551 of the retirement and social security law, and shall be entitled to the full rights and benefits associated with cover-
age under such section, by filing a request to that effect with the state comptroller on or before June 30, 2011. S 2. All past service costs associated with implementing the provisions 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. If this bill is enacted, we anticipate that there would be an esti- mated increase in the annual contributions of Chemung County of approxi- mately $3,900 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011. In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be an immediate past service cost of approximately $2,500 which will be borne by Chemung County, assuming a payment date of February 1, 2011. This estimate, dated February 12, 2010 and intended for use only during the 2010 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2010-89, prepared by the Actuary for the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System.

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