Bill S6935-2013

Grants retroactive tier V membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin Horton

Grants retroactive tier V membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin Horton.

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Actions

  • Dec 17, 2014: SIGNED CHAP.523
  • Dec 5, 2014: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 18, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jun 18, 2014: passed assembly
  • Jun 18, 2014: home rule request
  • Jun 18, 2014: ordered to third reading rules cal.365
  • Jun 18, 2014: substituted for a9237
  • Jun 12, 2014: referred to ways and means
  • Jun 12, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 12, 2014: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • May 21, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 20, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 19, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.794
  • Apr 2, 2014: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Civil Service and Pensions - May 19, 2014
Ayes (8): Golden, Lanza, Martins, Ritchie, Savino, Sanders, Addabbo, Dilan
Ayes W/R (3): Hannon, Maziarz, Perkins

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6935

TITLE OF BILL: An act granting retroactive tier V membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin Horton

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to authorize Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin Horton retroactive tier membership in Tier V by changing their dates of membership in the System to be the dates they first were employed by the village of Green Island.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:; Section one of this bill deems Kirsten Mason a member of the retirement system as of the date of her employment, on July 5, 2010, by the village of Green Island, if on or before December 31, 2014 she shall file an application therefore with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such an application, Kirsten Mason shall be granted Tier V status in the New York state local employees' retirement system and be made eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof.

Section two of this bill deems Laura Strizzi a member of the retirement system as of the date of her employment, on July 5, 2010, by the village of Green Island, if on or before December 31, 2014 she shall file an application therefore with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such an application, Laura Strizzi shall be granted Tier V status in the New York state local employees' retirement system and be made eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof.

Section three of this bill deems Christian Ward a member of the retirement system as of the date of his employment, on July 5, 2010, by the village of Green Island, if on or before December 31, 2014 he shall file an application therefore with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such an application, Christian Ward shall be granted Tier V status in the New York state local employees' retirement system and be made eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof.

Section four of this bill deems Austin Horton a member of the retirement system as of the date of his employment and membership application, on July 5, 2011, if on or before December 31, 2014 he shall file an application therefore with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such an application, Austin Horton shall be granted Tier V status in the New York state local employees' retirement system and be made eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof.

Section five provides that all past service costs will be borne by the village of Green Island. Section six provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin Horton should be reinstated into Tier V based upon their dates of employment by the village of Green Island. This bill addresses concerns raised in the veto message, and reinforces evidence provided by the village of Green Island, that due to an administrative error and for reasons not ascribable to their own negligence, their applications were not processed in the usual manner therefore incorrectly placing them in Tier VI.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.7457-A/S.5566-A .232; VETOED MEMO 232

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: There is an immediate past service cost of approximately $320 which will be borne by the village of Green Island.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6935 A. 9237 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y April 2, 2014 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- 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. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees AN ACT granting retroactive tier V membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin Horton 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, Kirsten Mason, a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, who was employed on July 5, 2010, by the village of Green Island as a recreation assistant, and who filed membership applications in such system on July 7, 2010 which should have given her Tier V status but for reasons not ascribable to her own negligence and due to an administra- tive error, the application was not processed in the usual manner and therefore not processed until August 16, 2012, may be deemed to have become a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system on July 5, 2010, if on or before December 31, 2014 she shall file an application therefor with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such application, Kirsten Mason shall be granted Tier V status in the New York state and local employees' retirement system and be eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof. No contributions made to the New York state and local employees' retirement system by Kirsten Mason shall be returned to her pursuant to this act. S 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Laura Strizzi, a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, who was employed on July 5, 2010, by the village of Green Island as a recre- ation assistant, and who filed membership applications in such system on July 13, 2010 which should have given her Tier V status but for reasons not ascribable to her own negligence and due to an administrative error, the application was not processed in the usual manner and therefore not
processed until July 5, 2012, may be deemed to have become a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system on July 5, 2010, if on or before December 31, 2014 she shall file an application therefor with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such applica- tion, Laura Strizzi shall be granted Tier V status in the New York state and local employees' retirement system and be eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof. No contributions made to the New York state and local employees' retirement system by Laura Strizzi shall be returned to her pursuant to this act. S 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Christian Ward, a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, who was employed on July 5, 2010, by the village of Green Island as a recre- ation assistant, and who filed membership applications in such system on July 14, 2010 which should have given him Tier V status but for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence and due to an administrative error, the application was not processed in the usual manner and therefore not processed until July 5, 2012, may be deemed to have become a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system on July 5, 2010, if on or before December 31, 2014 he shall file an application therefor with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such applica- tion, Christian Ward shall be granted Tier V status in the New York state and local employees' retirement system and be eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof. No contributions made to the New York state and local employees' retirement system by Christian Ward shall be returned to him pursuant to this act. S 4. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Austin Horton, a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, who was employed on July 5, 2011, by the village of Green Island as a recre- ation assistant, and who filed membership applications in such system on July 5, 2011 which should have given him Tier V status but for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence and due to an administrative error, the application was not processed in the usual manner and therefore not processed until July 19, 2012, may be deemed to have become a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system on July 5, 2011, if on or before December 31, 2014 he shall file an application therefor with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such applica- tion, Austin Horton shall be granted Tier V status in the New York state and local employees' retirement system and be eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof. No contributions made to the New York state and local employees' retirement system by Austin Horton shall be returned to him pursuant to this act. S 5. Any past service costs incurred in implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the village of Green Island. S 6. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.-- Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50: This bill will allow four employees of the Village of Green Island - Kirsten Mason, Laura Strizzi, Christian Ward and Austin Horton - to receive retroactive dates of membership in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System, thereby changing their plan coverage from Tier 6 to Tier 5. If this bill is enacted, we anticipate that there will be an increase of approximately $130 in the annual contributions of the Village of Green Island for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. In future years, this cost will vary as the billing rates and salaries of the four affected members change.

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