Bill S6937-2013

Grants retroactive tier IV membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Jill Alix, Chris Karwiel, Jessica Strizzi and Taryn Ward

Grants retroactive tier IV membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Jill Alix, Chris Karwiel, Jessica Strizzi and Taryn Ward.

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Actions

  • 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.364
  • Jun 18, 2014: substituted for a9235
  • 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.796
  • Apr 2, 2014: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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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:S6937

TITLE OF BILL: An act granting retroactive tier IV membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Jill Alix, Chris Karwiel, Jessica Strizzi and Taryn Ward

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to authorize Jill Alix, Chris Karwiel, Jessica Strizzi and Taryn Ward retroactive tier membership in Tier IV 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 Jill Alix a member of the retirement system as of the date of her employment and membership application, on June 20, 2008, 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, Jill Alix shall be granted Tier IV 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 Chris Karwiel a member of the retirement system as of the date of his employment, on July 19, 2002, 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, Chris Karwiel shall be granted Tier IV 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 Jessica Strizzi a member of the retirement system as of the date of her employment and membership application, on June 28, 2007 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, Jessica Strizzi shall be granted Tier IV 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 Taryn Ward a member of the retirement system as of the date of her employment, on May 27, 2008, 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, Taryn Ward shall be granted Tier IV 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: Jill Alix, Chris Karwiel, Jessica Strizzi and Taryn Ward should be reinstated into Tier IV 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 V.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.7459-A/S.5565-A.231 of 2013/2014; VETOED MEMO 231

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: There is an immediate past service cost of approximately $6,550 which will be borne by the village of Green Island.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6937 A. 9235 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 IV membership in the New York state and local employees' retirement system to Jill Alix, Chris Karwiel, Jessi- ca Strizzi and Taryn Ward 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, Jill Alix, a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, who was employed on June 20, 2008, by the village of Green Island as a recreation director, and who filed membership applications in such system on June 20, 2008 which should have given her Tier IV status but for reasons not ascribable to her own negligence and due to an adminis- trative error, the application was not processed in the usual manner and therefore not processed until December 17, 2012, may be deemed to have become a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system on June 20, 2008, if on or before December 31, 2014 she shall file an application therefor with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such application, Jill Alix shall be granted Tier IV 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 Jill Alix shall be returned to her pursuant to this act. S 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Chris Karwiel, a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, who was employed on July 19, 2002, by the village of Green Island as a recreation assistant and office assistant, and who filed membership applications in such system on July 19, 2002 which should have given him Tier IV 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 September 13, 2011, may be deemed to have become a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system on July 19, 2002, if on or before December 31, 2014 he shall file an application therefor with the state comp- troller. Upon the receipt of such application, Chris Karwiel shall be granted Tier IV status in the New York state and local employees' retirement system and be eligible for all the rights and benefits there- of. No contributions made to the New York state and local employees' retirement system by Chris Karwiel shall be returned to him pursuant to this act. S 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Jessica Strizzi, a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, who was employed on June 28, 2007, by the village of Green Island as a recreation assistant, and who filed membership applications in such system on June 28, 2007 which should have given her Tier IV status but for reasons not ascribable to her own negligence and due to an adminis- trative error, the application was not processed in the usual manner and therefore not processed until July 9, 2012, may be deemed to have become a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system on June 28, 2007, if on or before December 31, 2014 she shall file an application therefor with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such application, Jessica Strizzi shall be granted Tier IV 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 Jessica Strizzi shall be returned to her pursuant to this act. S 4. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Taryn Ward, a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, who was employed on May 27, 2008, by the village of Green Island as an office assistant and member of the park staff, and who filed membership appli- cations in such system on May 27, 2008 which should have given her Tier IV 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 19, 2012, may be deemed to have become a member of the New York state and local employ- ees' retirement system on May 27, 2008, if on or before December 31, 2014 she shall file an application therefor with the state comptroller. Upon the receipt of such application, Taryn Ward shall be granted Tier IV status in the New York state and local employees' retirement system and be eligible for all the rights and benefits thereof. No contrib- utions made to the New York state and local employees' retirement system by Taryn Ward shall be returned to her 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 - Jill Alix, Chris Karwiel, Jessica Strizzi and Taryn Ward - to receive retroactive dates of membership in the New York State and Local Employ- ees' Retirement System, thereby making them Tier 4 members. If this bill is enacted and all four members become covered under the provisions of Tier 4, we anticipate that there will be an increase of approximately $4,800 in the annual contributions of the Village of Green Island for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. There also will be an increase of approximately $2,800 in annual contributions of the State of New York for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 on behalf of Taryn

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