Bill S7416-2011

Authorizes the city of Gloversville to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to certain firefighters employed by such city

Authorizes the city of Gloversville to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to certain firefighters employed by such city.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 21, 2012: SUBSTITUTED BY A10164
  • Jun 6, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 5, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 4, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.1013
  • May 10, 2012: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Civil Service and Pensions - Jun 4, 2012
Ayes (11): Golden, Fuschillo, Lanza, Little, Martins, O'Mara, Perkins, Addabbo, Dilan, Savino, Serrano
Ayes W/R (1): Hannon

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7416

TITLE OF BILL: An act to allow Thomas Mellis and Josh Frye to join the optional twenty year retirement plan, city of Gloversville, county of Fulton

PURPOSE: This legislation authorizes the City of Gloversville to reopen the optional twenty-year retirement plan to firefighter Thomas Mellis and firefighter Josh Frye.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill authorizes the City of Gloversville to make participation in the optional twenty-year retirement plan, established pursuant to Section 384-d of the Retirement and Social Security Law, available to Thomas Mellis and Josh Frye, firefighters employed by the City of Gloversville, who for reasons not ascribable to their own negligence failed to make a timely application to participate in the optional retirement system.

JUSTIFICATION: The City of Gloversville had previously elected to offer the optional twenty-year retirement plan, established pursuant to Section 384-d of the Retirement and Social Security Law, to firefighters in its employ. For reasons not ascribable to their own negligence, two City firefighters, Thomas Mellis and Josh Frye, failed to make a timely application to participate in the optional retirement system. This bill allows the City of Gloversville to reopen the Section 384-d plan to Mr. Mellis and Mr. Frye, so long as they make such request by December 31, 2012.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The fiscal note identifies that there will be a one-time cost of $26,800, and an annual cost of $8,000, to be borne by the City of Gloversville.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 7416 A. 10164 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y May 10, 2012 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- 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. BUTLER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees AN ACT to allow Thomas Mellis and Josh Frye to join the optional twenty year retirement plan, city of Gloversville, county of Fulton 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 city of Gloversville, in the county of Fulton, 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 security law, to firefighters employed by such city, is here- by authorized to make participation in such plan available to Thomas Mellis and Josh Frye, firefighters employed by the city of Gloversville, who, for reasons not ascribable to their own negligence failed to make a timely application to participate in such optional twenty year retire- ment plan. Thereafter, Thomas Mellis and Josh Frye, 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, by filing a request to that effect with the state comptroller on or before December 31, 2012. S 2. All past service costs associated with implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the city of Gloversville and may be amortized over a period of five years. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.-- Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50: This bill will allow the City of Gloversville to elect to reopen the provisions of Section 384-d of the Retirement and Social Security Law for firefighters Thomas J. Mellis and Joshua T. Frye.

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