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A06161 Summary:

BILL NOA06161
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04890
 
SPONSORCusick
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Authorizes Anthony Pocchia to qualify for post-retirement health insurance benefits.
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A06161 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6161
 
SPONSOR: Cusick
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize Anthony Pocchia to qualify for post-retirement health insurance benefits   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Authorizes Anthony Pocchia to qualify for post-retirement health insur- ance benefits and NYSHIP to accept application for such benefits   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Unconsolidated law - allows the combination of actual service and mili- tary service credits to qualify Mr. Pocchia for post-retirement health benefits. Allows for unused sick time earned offsetting costs of NYSHIP plan. Requires the NYS Department of Civil Service to accept application for post-retirement health benefits from Mr. Pocchia's date of retire- ment.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE):   JUSTIFICATION: Mr. Anthony Pocchia, who retired from the Court System with over 10 years of creditable service between actual time and 3 years of veteran's credits, would have qualified him for post-retirement health benefits. He only learned after retirement that the veteran's credits were not considered creditable service for post-retirement health insurance in NYSHIP. This bill corrects this injustice and provides a mechanism for Mr. Pocchia to acquire post-retirement health benefits in the same manner as he should have upon his retirement date.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2021 Session - Sen. Savino-New Bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Minimal to NYSHIP   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A06161 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6161
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 10, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Employees
 
        AN  ACT  to  authorize  Anthony  Pocchia  to qualify for post-retirement
          health insurance benefits
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
     2  Anthony  Pocchia,  a retiree of the New York state unified court system,
     3  and his dependents shall be permitted to apply all  creditable  service,
     4  including  military service credit, in order to qualify for post-retire-
     5  ment health insurance in the New York state health insurance plan.
     6    § 2. Any unused sick time earned by Anthony Pocchia shall be  used  to
     7  offset  the  costs of the New York state health insurance plan chosen by
     8  Anthony Pocchia.
     9    § 3. The New York state department of civil service shall  accept  and
    10  process  Anthony Pocchia's application for post-retirement health insur-
    11  ance benefits as if he retired upon date of receipt.
    12    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08831-01-1
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