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S04295 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                    March 11, 2015

       Introduced by Sen. PANEPINTO -- 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 Charles McDonough to file a request for
         Tier II status in the New York state and local  employees'  retirement


    1    Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law,  Charles  McDo-
    2  nough,  who  has been employed by the Town of Grand Island since October
    3  29, 1979, who is a Tier III member of  the  New  York  state  and  local
    4  employees'  retirement  system,  and  who  was employed by the office of
    5  parks, recreation and historic preservation at the Beaver  Island  state
    6  park  in  Erie  County for the period beginning June 24, 1975 and ending
    7  November 1975; and who, for reasons not ascribable  to  his  own  negli-
    8  gence,  did  not become a member of the New York state and local employ-
    9  ees' retirement system at the time of his hiring,  shall  be  deemed  to
   10  have become a member of such system as of June 24, 1975 entitling him to
   11  Tier  II status with every right, benefit and privilege which would have
   12  been available to him on such date if, within one year of the  effective
   13  date  of  this  act, he shall file a written request to that effect with
   14  the state comptroller. Upon the granting of such retroactive membership,
   15  Charles McDonough shall be granted a refund  of  any  employee  contrib-
   16  utions made by him to the New York state and local employees' retirement
   17  system.
   18    S 2. All past service costs associated with the implementation of this
   19  act shall be borne by the state of New York.
   20    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
         This  bill  will  grant  Tier 2 status in the New York State and Local
       Employees' Retirement System to Charles  McDonough,  a  current  Tier  3
       member  employed  by  the  town of Grand Island, by changing his date of

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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       membership to June 24, 1975, his  first  date  of  employment  with  the
       office  of  parks,  recreation  and  historic preservation at the Beaver
       Island State park in Erie County. There  will  be  a  refund  of  member
         If this legislation is enacted during the 2015 legislative session, we
       anticipate that there will be an increase of approximately $2,740 in the
       annual  contributions  of  the  town of Grand Island for the fiscal year
       ending March 31, 2016. In future years, this cost will vary as the bill-
       ing rates and salary of Charles McDonough change.
         In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be
       an immediate past service cost of approximately $103,000 which  will  be
       borne  by the State of New York. The estimate is based on the assumption
       that payment will be made on March 1, 2016.
         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, 2014 actuarial valu-
       ation.  Distributions and other statistics can  be  found  in  the  2014
       Report  of  the  Actuary  and  the  2014  Comprehensive Annual Financial
         The actuarial assumptions and methods used are described in the  2010,
       2011,  2012, 2013 and 2014 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, 2014
       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 3, 2015, and intended for use  only  during
       the 2015 Legislative Session, is Fiscal Note No. 2015-78 prepared by the
       Actuary for the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System.
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