Bill S7365-2013

Authorizes the town of Carmel, in the county of Putnam, to offer police officers Robert Behan and James Evans an optional 20 year retirement plan

Authorizes the town of Carmel, in the county of Putnam, to offer police officers Robert Behan and James Evans an optional 20 year retirement plan.

Details

Actions

  • Jul 11, 2014: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 19, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jun 19, 2014: passed assembly
  • Jun 19, 2014: home rule request
  • Jun 19, 2014: ordered to third reading rules cal.505
  • Jun 19, 2014: substituted for a9993
  • Jun 18, 2014: referred to governmental employees
  • Jun 18, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 18, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 18, 2014: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jun 2, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 29, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 28, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.996
  • May 14, 2014: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Civil Service and Pensions - May 28, 2014
Ayes (8): Golden, Lanza, Martins, Ritchie, Savino, Sanders, Addabbo, Dilan
Ayes W/R (3): Hannon, Maziarz, Perkins

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7365

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the town of Carmel, in the county of Putnam, to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to police officers Robert Behan and James Evans

PURPOSE:

Authorizes the town of Carmel, in the county of Putnam, to offer police officers Robert Behan and James Evans an optional 20 year retirement plan.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One - Authorizes an offer of an optional twenty year retirement plan under section 384-d of the retirement and social security law available to police officers, Robert Behan and James Evans of the town of Carmel in the county of Putnam. The town of Carmel may so elect by filing with the state comptroller on or before December 31, 2014, a resolution of the town board together with certification that such police officers did not bar themselves from participation in such retirement plan as a result of their own negligence. After this is done, the selected officers may elect to be covered by the provisions of section 384-d of the retirement and social security law, will be entitled to the full rights and benefits associated with coverage under the section while employed by filing a request with the state comptroller on or before June 30, 2015.

Section Two - All past service costs associated with implementing the provisions of this act will be borne by the town of Carmel.

Section Three - This act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

Upon hiring Mr. Robert Behan (Reg No. 0A85614-6) and Mr. James Evans (Reg No. 0A95610-2) of the Town of Carmel Police Department and members of the NYS PFRS were registered under the wrong retirement plan. They were incorrectly registered in the 375-i plan. Upon registration these two members should have been registered in the 20-year Section 384-d plan. The Town of Carmel is requesting that Plan 384-d be re-opened for these two officers. The Town has received a cost estimate from the New York State and Local Retirement System for legislation that will allow these two officers to do so. Upon re-opening Officer Behan and Officer Evans may elected to be covered under the provisions of such plan.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Please see fiscal note.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7365 IN SENATE May 14, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to authorize the town of Carmel, in the county of Putnam, to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to police officers Robert Behan and James Evans 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 town of Carmel, in the county of Putnam, a participating employer in the New York state and local police and fire retirement system, which previously elected to offer the optional twenty year retirement plan, established pursuant to section 384-d of the retirement and social secu- rity law, to police officers employed by such town, is hereby authorized to make participation in such plan available to Robert Behan, a police sergeant, and James Evans, a police officer, employed by the town of Carmel, who, for reasons not ascribable to their own negligence failed to make a timely application to participate in such optional twenty year retirement plan. The town of Carmel may so elect by filing with the state comptroller, on or before December 31, 2014, a resolution of the town board together with certification that such police officers did not bar themselves from participation in such retirement plan as a result of their own negligence. Thereafter, such police officers may elect to be covered by the provisions of section 384-d of the retirement and social security law, and shall be entitled to the full rights and benefits associated with coverage under such section while so employed, by filing a request to that effect with the state comptroller on or before June 30, 2015. S 2. All past service costs associated with implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the town of Carmel. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE. -- Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50: This bill will allow the Town of Carmel to reopen the provisions of Section 384-d of the Retirement and Social Security Law for police offi- cers Robert Behan and James Evans.

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