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A10218 Summary:

BILL NOA10218
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08011
 
SPONSORAbbate
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Authorizes Trooper Katsur to receive state police retirement credit for services performed as a SUNY police officer.
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A10218 Actions:

BILL NOA10218
 
03/26/2018referred to governmental employees
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A10218 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10218
 
SPONSOR: Abbate
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the granting of retirement service credit in the New York state and local police and fire retirement system to Anthony D. Katsur for service as a university police officer   PURPOSE: To provide for the transfer of service credit for Anthony D. Katsur as a member of the Division of State Police who was previously appointed an officer by the state university.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the Retirement and Social Security Law to permit Anthony D. Katsur as a member of the state police to transfer his prior service earned as an officer of the state univer- sity for retirement purposes.   JUSTIFICATION: Current law does not permit individuals who are currently members of the Division of State Police to transfer prior service credit. Current law does, however, provide for the transfer of prior service as a local police officer, park police officer or Capitol police officer. Officers appointed by the state university perform essentially the same duties and functions as other police officers who have been authorized to transfer prior service time for retirement purposes. These officers use marked vehicles, respond in uniform to crimes in progress, and are authorized to make arrests, execute search warrants and issue appearance tickets.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.913C of 2003-04; S.5774-A of 2001; S.2470/A.6047 of 2005 (Rules Committee)   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Immediate past service cost.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate
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A10218 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10218
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 26, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. ABBATE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Employees
 
        AN ACT to authorize the granting of retirement service credit in the New
          York  state  and local police and fire retirement system to Anthony D.
          Katsur for service as a university police officer
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, Anthony
     2  D. Katsur a retiree of the New York state  and  local  police  and  fire
     3  retirement  system who was employed as a New York State Trooper assigned
     4  to the Empire State Plaza until his retirement on May 9, 2002,  and  who
     5  was  a  member  of  the  New  York state and local employees' retirement
     6  system while employed as  a  university  police  officer  by  the  State
     7  University of New York at Stony Brook from November 5, 1981 until Febru-
     8  ary  3,  1988,  which  service  is  not  deemed to be police service for
     9  purposes of the New York state and  local  police  and  fire  retirement
    10  system  pursuant  to section 381-b of the retirement and social security
    11  law, shall be granted retirement  service  credit  pursuant  to  section
    12  381-b of the retirement and social security law for such employment as a
    13  university  police  officer at the State University of New York at Stony
    14  Brook as if such service was rendered with the division of state police,
    15  and shall be authorized to purchase service credit  in  such  retirement
    16  system  for  military  service  under  article  20 of the retirement and
    17  social security law which he had been unable to purchase for reasons not
    18  ascribable to his own negligence, prior to his retirement and  have  his
    19  retirement  benefit  recalculated  as  of  May 9, 2002, if, on or before
    20  December 31, 2018, he shall file a written request to that  effect  with
    21  the  state comptroller and pay such retirement system a sum as specified
    22  in article 20 of the retirement and social security law.
    23    § 2. All costs attributable to the operation of this  act  other  than
    24  the  costs  to be borne by Anthony D. Katsur as set forth in section one
    25  of this act, shall be borne by the state of New York.
    26    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
          FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14763-03-8

        A. 10218                            2
 
          This bill will deem service rendered  as  a  state  university  police
        officer  to  have  been  rendered  with the division of state police for
        Anthony D.  Katsur, a police officer who was employed by the division of
        state police and retired on May 9, 2002. Officer Katsur did  not  render
        at  least  20 years of service with the division of state police when he
        hit mandatory retirement age. In this case  the  law  allows  the  state
        university  police service to be included in the retirement benefit, but
        limits the retirement benefit to 50% of final average salary. This  bill
        will deem his total service to exceed 20 years of service with the divi-
        sion  of  state  police and therefore he would not be subject to the 50%
        limit. In addition, this  bill  will  allow  him  to  purchase  military
        service credit under Article 20. The retirement benefit will be recalcu-
        lated and payment will be made retroactive to his date of retirement.
          If  this  bill  is  enacted during the 2018 legislative session, there
        will be an  immediate  past  service  cost  of  approximately  $130,000.
        Approximately  $6,000  of this cost would be borne by Anthony Katsur and
        the remaining $124,000 would 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, 2019.
          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, 2017 actuarial valu-
        ation.  Distributions and other statistics can  be  found  in  the  2017
        Report  of  the  Actuary  and  the  2017  Comprehensive Annual Financial
        Report.
          The actuarial assumptions and methods used are described in the  2015,
        2016,  and  2017  Annual  Report to the Comptroller on Actuarial Assump-
        tions, 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, 2017
        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 Quali-
        fication Standards to render the actuarial opinion contained herein.
          This estimate, dated March 16, 2018, and intended for use only  during
        the  2018  Legislative  Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2018-77, prepared by
        the Actuary for the New York State and Local Retirement System.
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