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A07642 Summary:

BILL NOA07642
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06594
 
SPONSORAbbate
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 651, R & SS L; amd 2, Chap 511 of 1988
 
Relates to a reduced retirement age for certain Triborough bridge and tunnel authority employees.
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A07642 Actions:

BILL NOA07642
 
05/05/2017referred to governmental employees
05/23/2017reported referred to ways and means
06/13/2017reported referred to rules
06/15/2017reported
06/15/2017rules report cal.346
06/15/2017ordered to third reading rules cal.346
06/15/2017passed assembly
06/15/2017delivered to senate
06/15/2017REFERRED TO RULES
06/21/2017SUBSTITUTED FOR S6594
06/21/20173RD READING CAL.2177
06/21/2017PASSED SENATE
06/21/2017RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
11/17/2017delivered to governor
11/29/2017vetoed memo.181
11/29/2017tabled
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A07642 Committee Votes:

GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES Chair:Abbate DATE:05/23/2017AYE/NAY:13/1 Action: Favorable refer to committee Ways and Means
AbbateAyeMalliotakisAye
AubryAyeJohnsAye
ColtonAyePalumboNay
CusickAyeCrouchAye
ZebrowskiAye
DenDekkerAye
SantabarbaraAye
BrindisiAye
D'UrsoAye
Pheffer AmatoAye

WAYS AND MEANS Chair:Farrell DATE:06/13/2017AYE/NAY:31/2 Action: Favorable refer to committee Rules
FarrellAyeOaksAye
LentolAyeCrouchAye
SchimmingerAyeBarclayAye
GanttAyeFitzpatrickNay
WeinsteinAyeHawleyAye
GlickAyeMalliotakisAye
NolanAyeWalterAye
PretlowAyeMontesanoNay
PerryAyeCurranAye
ColtonAyeRaAye
CookAye
CahillAye
AubryAye
HooperAye
ThieleAye
CusickAye
OrtizAye
BenedettoAye
MoyaAye
WeprinAye
RodriguezExcused
RamosExcused
BraunsteinAye
McDonaldAye
RozicAye

RULES Chair:Heastie DATE:06/15/2017AYE/NAY:30/0 Action: Favorable
HeastieAyeKolbAye
GottfriedAyeOaksAye
LentolAyeButlerAye
FarrellAyeCrouchAye
GanttAyeFinchAye
NolanAyeBarclayAye
WeinsteinAyeRaiaAye
HooperAyeHawleyAye
OrtizAye
PretlowAye
CookExcused
GlickAye
MorelleAye
AubryAye
EnglebrightAye
DinowitzAye
ColtonAye
MagnarelliAye
PerryAye
GalefAye
PaulinAye
TitusAye
Peoples-StokesAye

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A07642 Floor Votes:

DATE:06/15/2017Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 126/5
AbbateYCrouchERGoodellNOLiftonYO'DonnellERSepulvedaER
AbinantiYCurranYGottfriedYLopezYOrtizYSimanowitzY
ArroyoERCusickYGrafYLupardoYOtisYSimonY
AubryYCymbrowitzYGuntherYLupinacciYPalmesanoYSimotasY
BarclayYDavilaERHarrisYMageeYPalumboYSkartadosY
BarnwellYDe La RosaYHawleyYMagnarelliYPaulinYSkoufisY
BarrettYDenDekkerYHevesiYMalliotakisYPellegrinoYSolagesY
BarronYDickensERHikindERMayerYPeoples-StokesYStecY
BenedettoERDilanERHooperYMcDonaldYPerryYSteckY
BichotteERDinowitzYHunterYMcDonoughYPheffer AmatoYStirpeY
BlakeYDiPietroNOHyndmanYMcKevittYPichardoERThieleY
BlankenbushYD'UrsoYJaffeeYMcLaughlinYPretlowYTitoneY
BrabenecYEnglebrightYJean-PierreYMill B YQuartYTitusY
BraunsteinYErrigoYJenneYMill MGYRaYVanelY
BrindisiYFahyNOJohnsYMill MLYRaiaYWalkerY
BronsonYFarrellYJonesYMontesanoYRamosYWallaceY
BuchwaldNOFinchYJoynerYMorelleYRichardsonERWalshY
ButlerERFitzpatrickNOKavanaghYMorinelloYRiveraYWalterY
ByrneYFriendERKearnsYMosleyYRodriguezERWeinsteinY
CahillYGalefYKimYMoyaERRosenthalYWeprinY
CarrollYGanttERKolbYMurrayYRozicYWilliamsY
CastorinaYGarbarinoYLalorYNiouYRyanYWoernerY
ColtonYGiglioYLavineYNolanYSantabarbaraYWrightY
CookERGjonajERLawrenceYNorrisYSchimmingerYZebrowskiY
CrespoYGlickYLentolYOaksYSeawrightYMr SpkrY

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A07642 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7642
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       May 5, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. ABBATE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Employees
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the retirement and social security law and chapter 511
          of the laws of 1988 amending the retirement and  social  security  law
          relating  to  a  reduction  in  retirement age for certain members, in
          relation to a reduced retirement age for certain Triborough bridge and
          tunnel authority employees
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Paragraph  (ii)  of  subdivision  a of section 651 of the
     2  retirement and social security law, as amended by  chapter  225  of  the
     3  laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (ii)  For  each  full  year  of covered employment [occurring prior to
     5  January first, two thousand nine] which is subsequent to December  thir-
     6  ty-first,  nineteen  hundred  seventy,  his or her normal retirement age
     7  shall be reduced by four months.
     8    § 2. Section 2 of chapter 511  of  the  laws  of  1988,  amending  the
     9  retirement and social security law relating to a reduction in retirement
    10  age  for certain members, as amended by chapter 225 of the laws of 2006,
    11  is amended to read as follows:
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately[, and shall apply only  to
    13  covered employment performed on or before December 31, 2008].
    14    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to
    15  have been in full force and effect on and after December 31, 2008.
          FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
          PROVISIONS OF PROPOSED LEGISLATION: This  proposed  legislation  would
        amend  Retirement  and Social Security Law (RSSL) Section 651(a)(ii) and
        Chapter 511 of the Laws  of  1988  to  extend  special  unreduced  early
        retirement  provisions  for certain Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 Triborough Bridge
        and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) employees who are members of  the  New  York
        City Employees' Retirement System (NYCERS).

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09402-02-7

        A. 7642                             2
 
          The  Effective  Date  of the proposed legislation would be the date of
        enactment and would be deemed to have been in full force and  effect  on
        and after December 31, 2008.
          MEMBERS IMPACTED BY THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION: The proposed legislation
        would  cover  those  members of NYCERS who are employed in the following
        TBTA job titles (Covered Members):
          * Bridge and Tunnel Officer,
          * Bridge and Tunnel Sergeant,
          * Bridge and Tunnel Lieutenant,
          * Assistant Bridge and Tunnel Maintainer,
          * Bridge and Tunnel Maintainer,
          * Senior Bridge and Tunnel Maintainer, and
          * Bridge and Tunnel Laborer.
          IMPACT ON BENEFITS PAYABLE:  The  proposed  legislation  would  permit
        Covered  Members,  who  otherwise  meet  applicable  service  retirement
        requirements, to retire earlier than their applicable normal  retirement
        age.
          Under  current  law,  a Tier 1 member's normal retirement age is 55. A
        Tier 2, 3 and 4 member's current normal retirement age is  62.  Retiring
        for service prior to these ages would generally result in a reduction of
        the member's annual retirement benefit.
          Under  the  proposed legislation, each year of qualifying TBTA service
        would reduce such normal retirement ages by 4 months (e.g., 12 years  of
        qualifying  TBTA  service  would reduce the applicable normal retirement
        age by 4 years) without subjecting the member to  a  retirement  benefit
        reduction.
          However,  in  no  event  shall  a Tier 1 member retire, other than for
        disability, prior to age 50, and in no event shall a Tier  2,  3,  or  4
        member retire, other than for disability, prior to age 55.
          FINANCIAL IMPACT - ACTUARIAL PRESENT VALUES (APV): With respect to the
        TBTA  members  who would be impacted by this proposed legislation, under
        the actuarial assumptions used in the Preliminary June  30,  2016  (Lag)
        actuarial  valuations  of  NYCERS, the enactment of this proposed legis-
        lation would increase the APV of Benefits (APVB) by  approximately  $1.7
        million.
          FINANCIAL  IMPACT  -  EMPLOYER  CONTRIBUTIONS:  In accordance with the
        Administrative Code of the City of  New  York  (ACNY)  Section  13.638.2
        (k-2),  new  Unfunded Actuarial Accrued Liability (UAAL) attributable to
        benefit changes are to be amortized as determined  by  the  Actuary  but
        generally  over  the remaining working lifetime of those impacted by the
        benefit changes. As of June 30, 2016, the remaining working lifetime  of
        the TBTA members and beneficiaries who would be impacted by the proposed
        legislation is approximately 10 years.
          Based on the actuarial assumptions and methods used in the Preliminary
        June 30, 2016 valuation of NYCERS, the enactment of this proposed legis-
        lation  would  increase  annual  employer contributions by approximately
        $300,000 per year beginning in Fiscal Year 2018.
          OTHER COSTS: Not measured in this Fiscal Note are the  initial,  addi-
        tional  administrative  costs of NYCERS to implement the proposed legis-
        lation.
          CENSUS DATA: As of June 30, 2016, there are 1,311 active TBTA  members
        with annual salaries of approximately $126.6 million.
          The  members affected by the proposed legislation consisted of 82 Tier
        4 members with salaries of approximately $8.2 million whose average  age
        and  average service as of June 30, 2016 were 48.9 years and 19.7 years,
        respectively.

        A. 7642                             3
 
          ACTUARIAL ASSUMPTIONS AND METHODS: The  additional  APVB,  APVSAL  and
        employer  contributions  presented  herein have been calculated based on
        the actuarial assumptions and methods in effect for the Preliminary June
        30, 2016  (Lag) actuarial valuations used to determine  the  Preliminary
        Fiscal Year 2018 employer contributions of NYCERS.
          Employer  contributions  under current methodology have been estimated
        assuming the additional APVB would be  financed  through  future  normal
        contributions  including an amortization of the new UAAL attributable to
        this proposed legislation over a 10 year period (9  payments  under  the
        OYLM Methodology).
          To  determine the impact of the proposed legislation, it was necessary
        to determine who would benefit  actuarially,  by  calculating  for  each
        member,  the  net  APV of future employer costs (i.e., the APVB less the
        APV of future member contributions) under  the  current  Period  Without
        Reduction  Before  Normal  Retirement  Age  (PWRBN)  provisions  and the
        proposed PWRBN provisions. If such net APV  measured  for  the  proposed
        PWRBN  provisions  was  greater than the net APV under the current PWRBN
        provisions, the member was deemed to benefit actuarially.
          STATEMENT OF ACTUARIAL OPINION: I, Sherry S. Chan, am the Chief  Actu-
        ary for, and independent of, the New York City Pension Funds and Retire-
        ment  Systems.  I  am a Fellow  of the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of
        the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and  a  Member  of  the  American
        Academy of Actuaries. I meet the Qualification Standards of the American
        Academy of Actuaries to render the actuarial opinion contained herein.
          FISCAL  NOTE  IDENTIFICATION: This Fiscal Note 2017-09 dated April 19,
        2017, was prepared by the Chief Actuary for the New York City Employee's
        Retirement System. This estimate is intended for  use  only  during  the
        2017 Legislative Session.
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