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Bill S721-2013

Authorizes Karen McClure to file for Tier II status with the state comptroller

Authorizes Karen McClure to file for Tier II status with the state comptroller because she is currently Tier III, but worked for Cattaraugus county starting in 1973.

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  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S721

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to allowing Karen McClure to file a request for Tier II status in the New York state and local employees' retirement system

PURPOSE: Grants retroactive Tier II membership in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System to Karen McClure.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1- States that Karen McClure was employed as a city auditor in the city of Olean and in the county of Cattaraugus in 1913, and was employed as a Treasurer for the County of Cattaraugus from July 1914 -September 1976, yet for reasons not ascribable to her own negligence, was not entered into Tier II of the retirement system. If, within one year of the effective date of this Act, she files a written request with the state comptroller, she will be entitled to the rights, benefits and privileges of Tier II status.

Section 3- Contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: From July 1973 - September 1973, Karen McClure was employed as a city auditor for the city of Olean, Cattaraugus County. Additionally, she was employed as a treasurer for Cattaraugus County from July 1974 September 1976. Through no fault of her own, Ms. McClure was not offered membership in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System at this time. This legislation will retroactively place her into Tier II starting July 1, 1973. This bill will provide her with the same retirement benefits as other individuals who were employed during the same period.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7044 (Kennedy) Referenced to Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: $86,3000

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 721 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT in relation to allowing Karen McClure to file a request for Tier II status in the New York state and local employees' retirement system 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, Karen McClure, who is a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system, and who was employed as a city auditor in the city of Olean and in the county of Cattaraugus for the period beginning July 1973 and ending September 1973, and who was employed as a treasurer for the coun- ty of Cattaraugus for the period beginning July 1974 and ending Septem- ber 1976, and who for reasons not ascribable to her own negligence did not become a member of the New York state and local employees' retire- ment system at the time of her hiring and who is currently a Tier III member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system shall be deemed to have become a member of such system as of July 1, 1973 entitling her to Tier II status with every right, benefit and priv- ilege which would have been available to her on such date if, within one year of the effective date of this act, she shall file a written request to that effect with the state comptroller. Upon the granting of such retroactive membership, Karen McClure shall be granted a refund of any employee contributions made by her to the New York state and local retirement system. S 2. All past service costs associated with the implementation of this act shall be borne by the state of New York. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--This bill will deem Karen McClure to have become a member of the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System on July 1, 1973, her first date of employment with the city of Olean,

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