Bill S7419B-2013

Relates to Tier IV retirement benefits for Luke Parga

Relates to tier IV retirement benefits for Luke Parga; accords him tier IV benefits due to his past employment in 2006.

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  • Jun 6, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 7419B
  • Jun 6, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • May 22, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 7419A
  • May 22, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS
  • May 14, 2014: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S7419B

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to granting Luke Parga tier IV status in the New York state and local employees' retirement system with a membership date of 2006

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Relates to tier IV retirement benefits for Luke Parga.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, Luke Pam who is currently a tier V member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system and currently employed by the department of transportation, and who was employed by the state university of New York at Potsdam Police and Binghamton University in 2006, and who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence failed to become a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system in 2006, shall be deemed to have been a member of such retirement system on the date he first commenced such employment in 2006, having tier IV status with every right, benefit and privilege which would have been available to him on such date.

Section 2. All past service costs of implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the state of New York.

JUSTIFICATION: Luke Parga currently works for NYS DOT but has requested to be a tier IV member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system (as he is currently a tier V member) since he failed to enroll (through no fault of his own) while employed at the state university of New York at Potsdam Police and Binghamton University in 2006. This legislation would authorize Luke Parga to become a tier IV member on the date he first commenced such employment in 2006.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill will grant Tier 4 status in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System to Luke F. Parga, a current Tier 5 member employed by the State of New York, by changing his date of membership to February 8, 2006.

If this legislation is enacted during the 2014 legislative session, we anticipate that there will be an increase of approximately 51,500 in the annual contributions of the State of New York for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.

In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be an immediate past service cost of approximately 53,480 which will be borne by the State of New York as a one-time payment. This estimate is based on the assumption that payment will be made on March 1, 2015.

Summary of relevant resources:

The membership data used in measuring the impact of the proposed change was the same as that used in the March 31, 2013 actuarial valuation. Distributions and other statistics can be found in the 2013 Report of the Actuary and the 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

The actuarial assumptions and methods used are described in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Annual Report to the Comptroller on Actuarial Assumptions, and the Codes Rules and Regulations of the State of New York: Audit and Control.

The Market Assets and GASB Disclosures are found in the March 31, 2013 New York State and Local Retirement System Financial Statements and Supplementary Information. I am a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and meet the Qualification Standards to render the actuarial opinion contained herein.

This estimate, dated February 11, 2014 and intended for use only during the 2014 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2014-72, prepared by the Actuary for the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7419--B IN SENATE May 14, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit- tee AN ACT in relation to granting Luke Parga tier IV status in the New York state and local employees' retirement system with a membership date of 2006 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, Luke Parga who is currently a tier V member of the New York state and local employ- ees' retirement system and currently employed by the department of transportation, and who was employed by the state university of New York at Potsdam Police and Binghamton University in 2006, and who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to become a member of the New York state and local employees' retirement system in 2006, shall be deemed to have been a member of such retirement system on February 8, 2006, having tier IV status with every right, benefit and privilege which would have been available to him on such date if, on or before December 31, 2014, he shall file an application therefor with the state comptroller. S 2. All past service costs of implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the state of New York. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.-- Legislative Law, Section 50: This bill will grant Tier 4 status in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System to Luke F. Parga, a current Tier 5 member employed by the State of New York, by changing his date of membership to February 8, 2006. If this legislation is enacted during the 2014 legislative session, we anticipate that there will be an increase of approximately $1,500 in the

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