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					Pension Sweetener bills (as of 6/1/09)
Assembly #      Senate #                 Description
A7121-Schroeder S1809-Lanza              Provides cost-of-living adjustments (COLA)
                                         to certain retirees, not to exceed 3% a year
A7075-McEneny                            Allows certain employees to retire with full benefits due to early retirement upon age 55 and at least
                                         25 years of service
                  S4069-Flanagan         Allows ERS members to retire at 55 with 25 years without benefit reduction

A2820-Abbate                             Eliminates the required retirement system contributions for members joining the system on or after
                                         July 27, 1976
A7074 -McEneny                           Allows certain Tier 3 and 4 retirement system members who have contributed for a period of 10
                                         years or more to receive additional service credit
A4144-Abbate      S3166-Savino           Allows peace officers employed by Judiciary to retire without benefit reduction due to early
                                         retirement at age 50 and with 25 years of service
A2839-McEneny                            Allows State University police officers to transfer to the NYSLPFRS and to be covered by the
                                         provisions of a new 25 year half-pay retirement plan
A2344-McEneny     S5097-Savino           Allows State University police officers to transfer to the NYSLPFRS and to be covered by the
                                         provisions of a new 25 year half-pay;
A2645-Abbate      S2340-Savino           Allows Tier II, III and IV members of the ERS to retire without a benefit reduction upon completion
                                         of 35 years of service--regardless of age
A4120-Schroeder S696-Lanza               Allows peace officers at Department of Taxation and Finance to retire without reduction of benefits
                                         upon completing 25 or more years of service
A2345-Abbate                             Allows peace officers at the Department of Taxation and Finance to retire without reduction of
                                         benefits upon completing 25 or more years of service
A4295-Abbate      S3717-Savino           Permits Department of Law investigators to retire upon completion of 25 years of creditable
                                         service, regardless of age
A2538-Colton      S1164-Volker           Allows certain members employed by Division of Parole to retire without reduction of benefits--
                                         regardless of age--upon completing 25 or more years of service
A2436-Abbate      S1710-Volker           Provides alternative retirement benefits for State Liquor Authority peace officers--retire after 25 or
                                         more years regardless of age.
A8198-Zebrowski S5018-Savino             Permits certain public safety dispatchers, public safety telecommunicators and communication
                                         officers to retire upon completion of 25 years of creditable service
A2435-Abbate                             Establishes alternative retirement benefits for peace officers in the Department of Motor Vehicles
A7163-Abbate                    Allows airport firefighters employed by Division of Military and Naval Affairs to retire upon
                                completion of 25 years of creditable service
A3925-McEneny                   Relates to retirement benefits for employees of the state Office Fire Prevention and Control
A4102-Abbate                    Provides that uniformed peace officers employed by the Unified Court System may retire upon the
                                completion of 25 years of creditable service
A4143-Abbate                    Provides for a 25-year retirement plan for peace officers employed by the Unified Court System
                                and who are 55 years of age
A2434-Abbate    S1709-Savino    Provides retirement benefits for civilian employees of Department of Correctional Services injured
                                in the performance of their duties
A6373-Abbate    S5241-Savino    Presumes for certain members of the NYS&LP&FRS that the contacting of methicillin resistant
                                staphylococcus aureus was in the discharge or performance of duties
A6005-Abbate    S 850-Lanza     Duty disability for Department of Taxation and Finance peace officers; HIV, TB or hepatitis is
                                presumed to be work related
                S3000-Lanza     Duty disability for Department of Taxation and Finance peace officers
A7503-Thiele    S4371-LaValle   Revives the presumption relating to certain lung disabilities incurred by firefighters
A7796-Jaffee                    Pertains to the effect and rebuttal of certain medical presumptions relating to heart disease
A2825-Abbate    S2557-Addabbo   Presumes that parole office with heart condition related to job
A7906-Abbate    S3687-Lanza     Relates to disability benefits for firefighters employed by the Division of Military and Naval Affairs


A4103-Abbate    S3291-Savino    Includes sworn environmental conservation police officers in definition of police officer for purposes
                                of presumption regarding impairment caused by heart disease
A7204-Abbate    S3897-Addabo    Extends heart bill to deputy sheriff members of NYCERS
A7167-Abbate                    Provides a presumption that certain impairments of health of police officers were incurred in the
                                performance or discharge of duty
A8226-Abbate    S5627-Savino    Grants additional service credit for members of public retirement systems who are absent without
                                pay for child care leaves of absence


A7169-Abbate    S4797-Savino    Grants additional service credit for members of the New York State and Local Police and Fire
                                Retirement System who are absent without pay for child care leaves of absence
                S5022-Savino    Allows NYC deputy sheriffs to get up to 4 years of service credit while on unpaid maternity leave

A2823-Abbate    S2341-Savino    Extends the minimum retirement benefit provision for retirees of Teachers' Retirement System
                                who retired prior to June 1, 1980
A5608-Colton
                                   Guarantees retired teachers a pension of at least $500 a year for each year of credited service
A6448-McEneny                      Permits members of state and city teachers' retirement systems to receive credit for prior teaching
                                   service with the Association of Retarded Citizens--up to 10 years of credit
                   S3406-Maziarz   Permits teachers to claim up to 10 years of service credit forfederal teaching services in Vista,
                                   Head Start and Peace Corps--or elementary school at West Point Military Academy
A7282-Abbate       S3718-Savino    Expands the application of provisions for a reduced retirement age for certain Triborough Bridge
                                   and Tunnel Authority employees
A6957-Savino       S4563-Savino    Increases amoun of money a retiree (under 65) can earn while collecting pension.

A8371-Abbate                       Removes limitations pertaining to certain retirees earnings
A8009A-Gunther S5437-Larkin        Increases from 60 years to 62 years, the mandatory retirement age for members of the Division of
                                   State Police
A6254-Abbate       S3290-Savino    Increases the mandatory retirement age of N.Y. state regional park police from 62 to 65
A4876-Lifton                       Eliminates reduction of New York state and local retirement pensions based on workers' competion
                                   lump sum payments after actuarial lifetime
A8053-McEneny                      Provides for the calculation of final average salary for members of the NYS Teachers' Retirement
                                   System by defining "final average salary"

A4929-Brodsky                      Transfers the obligation for employer pension contributions for teachers and school district
                                   employees from school districts to the state
A5313-Abbate                       Relates to right of vested members of the NYSTeachers' Retirement System to withdraw from such
                                   system
A5314-McEneny                      Authorizes the upward adjustment at age 62 for certain members of the NYS Teachers' Retirement
                                   System
                   S5101-Savino    Teachers can get service credit for up to unused 90 sick days; not to be used in calculating final
                                   average salary
A2437A-Abbate                      Provides that retirement system members who retire after completion of more than 30 years of
                                   service would receive an allowance based on 2% of final average salary
A4099-Abbate                       Provides officers of the unified court system an allowance of two percent of final average salary
                                   upon completion of thirty years of service
A2645-Abbate       S2340-Savino    Allows Tier II,III and IV members of ERS to retire without benefit reduction upon completion of 35
                                   years regardless of age
A2342-Englebight                   Revives causes of action for denial of retroactive membership by public retirement systems for
                                   members who would have qualified for such relief under section 803 retirement plan
A2827-Abbate    S2310-Savino       Allows certain members of public retirement systems to file for retroactive membership in such
                                   system by filing on or before December 31, 2009


A6377-Abbate    S2999-Lanza        Relates to retirement plans for sheriffs, undersheriffs, deputy sheriffs or correction officers in
                                   counties which elect to provide such plans; pension can be increased 1/60th of final average salary
                                   per year of service in excess of 25 years.



A2786-Abbate                       Provides that retirement system members who retire after completion of more than 30 years of
                                   service would receive an allowance based on 2% of final average salary
                S5628-Savino       Allows a member of the retirement system who has rendered a minimum of five years of credited
                                   service to purchase up to five years of additional service credit

A8224-Abbate                       Buy up to 5 years of pension credit


A7290-Gabryszak S3752-Stachowski   Grants credit for prior public service rendered in state under the federal Emergency Jobs
                                   Appropriation Act to certain retirement system members
A2438 -Abbate                      Allows Tier I and II members with membership dates on or after 4/1/72 and all Tier II members of
                                   NYS&LERS and NYSP&FRS to receive credit for up to 30 days of vacation
A7993-Abbate    S5541-Savino       Authorizes members of the police and fire retirement system in a 20 year plan, with prior
                                   employees' retirement system credit, to transfer credit and membership
A6859-Pheffer                      Authorizes retirement at age 55 for certain police officers and firefighters without diminution of
                                   retirement benefits
A5095A-Abbate                      Allows certain Tier II police officers and firefighters to retire without a reduction due to early
                                   retirement upon attainment of age 55
A6374 -Abbate   S5243-Savino       Allows Tier II members of the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System to
                                   retire at age 55 with 30 or more years of service with no reduction
A8364-Abbate                       Permits members of the N.Y. state and N.Y. city TRS and NYS&LRS who have completed twenty
                                   years of credited service to retire with full benefits regardless of age
A2783A-Abbate                      Alters the definition of final average salary for Tier III and IV members
A2341-McEneny                  Entitles certain members of the retirement system to include up to 30 days of unused accumulated
                               vacation in the calculation of their final average
A4142-Abbate                   Allows lump sum vacation to be included in final average salary calculation for peace officers in the
                               unified court system
8509-Abbate     S5633-Savino   Defer up to 5 vacation days a year, payable upon retirement for corrections officers NYS.

A3426-Abbate    S1409-Savino   Extends the Tier II provisions to all police officers and firefighters who join a public retirement
                               system on or after July 1, 2009 and prior to July 1, 2011; delivered to gov. 5/21
A8260-Abbate                   Lengthens the time period in which an employee must elect a public retirement plan
A7168-Abbate                   Provides beneficiaries with the same allocation of retirement benefits
A7289 -Abbate                  Provides for payment of interest on payments due and owing, beginning with the 31st day after a
                               member's effective date of retirement
A2784-Abbate                   Provides cost-of-living adjustments

A2821-Abbate                   Provides cost-of-living adjustments
A2822-Abbate                   Provides cost-of-living adjustments for New York public retirement systems

A2824-Abbate                   Relates to providing a cost-of-living adjustment for New York public retirement systems


A2785-Abbate                   Relates to providing a cost-of-living adjustment for New York public retirement systems

                S1816-Lanza    increases the cap on retirement benefits covered by COLA from $18,000 to $25,000

A7334-Abbate    S3768-Savino   Provides that termination of service of members of the New York city police force because of
                               superannuation may be at sixty-five years of age
A7334-Abbate    S3768-Savino   Provides that termination of service of members of the New York city police force because of superannuation may be at sixty-fiv
A4100-Abbate                   Allows a refund of certain member contributions for Tier III and Tier IV court clerks of the city of
                               New York in the unified court system
A4922-Abbate    S3189-Savino   Affords uniformed personnel of the NYC department of correction and NYC department of
                               sanitation the option of taking a monetary payment in lieu of terminal leave
A5094-Abbate    S3188-Savino   Affords members of the New York city police force and New York city fire department the option of
                               taking a monetary payment in lieu of terminal leave
A5775-Abbate    S3719-Savino   Provides members of the N.Y. city police force shall be given option of taking a monetary payment
                               in lieu of terminal leave at rate applicable on date of retirement
A7174-Abbate                        Allows members of New York city police force the option of taking a monetary payment in lieu of
                                    terminal leave at the rate applicable on the date of retirement
A8225-Abbate                        Allows former members of the New York city teachers' retirement system who were suspended
                                    because of fiscal measures taken by New York city to obtain service credit
A6732-Magee        S2961-Valesky    Extends the date for certain filing requirements for the reopening of the optional 20 year retirement
                                    plan in the city of Oneida
A5394-McKevitt                      Relates to retirement credits for ambulance medical technicians who performed services for the
                                    Nassau County Medical center prior to September 1999
A8019-O'Mara                        Authorizes the city of Elmira to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to certain police
                                    officers employed by such city
A8076-Oaks                          Authorizes certain police officers employed by the village of Lyons to join the twenty year retirement
                                    plan
A8021-Pretlow      S4802-Stewart-
                   Cousins          Establishes a 25 year retirement plan for detention officers employed by the city of Yonkers
A4811-Jordan       S1800-Little     Authorizes the village of Cambridge, in Washington county, to offer an optional 25 year retirement
                                    plan to certain police officers
A7858-Thiele       S04972-Lavalle   Authorizes the village of East Hampton, county of Suffolk, to offer an optional twenty year
                                    retirement plan to certain police officers
A7511--Thiele      S4129-Lavalle    Relates to the employment of police officers in the town of Southampton; repealer
A7146-Brodsky                       Authorizes the village of Hastings-on-Hudson to offer optional retirement plan to certain police
                                    officers
A7999-Brodsky                       Authorizes the village of Sleepy Hollow to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to certain
                                    police officers employed by such village
A8247-Reillly      S5658-Breslin    Relates to the optional twenty-five year retirement plan for emergency medical providers employed
                                    by the town of Colonie


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Fiscal impact
Annually $300 million for State, $410 million for participating ERS employers
and $50 million for participating PFRS employers
Annually $67 million for State, $95 million for local govt. employers and $200
million for school districts
Annually $67 million for State and $95 million for local governments; no
mention of school district costs
Annually $44 million for State and $63 million for local governments

Annually $30 million for State and $44 million for local governments

Annually $9.4 million plus $57.7 million one-time payment

Annually $1.6 million; plus $4.8 million one-time payment

Annually $1.6 million plus $4.8 million one-time payment

Annually $9 million for state and $11 million for local govts.

Annually $81,900; plus one-time payment of $615,000




Annually $100,000 ; plus one-time cost of $1.25 million

Annually $1.3 million plus one-time payment of $15.4 million.

Annually $30,300; plus one-time payment of $353,000
Annually at least $2.3 million

Bill anticipates few additional disability retirements; thus resulting costs would
be negligible
Annually $63,000 plus $183,000 one-time payment




No fiscal note
Annually $88,000
Annually $24,000



Bill anticipates few additional disability retirements; thus resulting costs would
be negligible
No fiscal impact in bill as required.
Bill anticipates few additional disability retirements; thus resulting costs would
be negligible
Fiscal note looks only at TRS; anticipates "substantial number" of teachers
affected; For school districts, the estimated cost would be $18,700 per year of
service credited per employee; no mention of impatct on other retirement
systems
Estimated past service cost: 20 to 40 percent of each year of additional service

No fiscal note; bill memo says costs "to be determined"

Annual cost to employer members of TRS: $2.3 million
Cost to members of TRS: $18,700 per year of service credited per employee

Cost to members of TRS: $18,700 per year of service credited per employee

Increased employer annual costs: $100,000

Cost to retirement system "negligible"; no mention of budget impact of higher
wages

No anticipated increase in pension contributions, according to bill




Annually $251.5 million


First year (including NYC): $2.6 billion




Cost to TRS members: $94.2 million

Annually $48 million for NYS, $67 million for local governments and $80 million
for school districts
 Annually $436,000 plus one-time payment of $22.8 million




No fiscal note in bill; bill memo says costs "to be determined"
Average annual cost of an 803 case is approximately $12,000 per member;
approximately 80% would be payable by the employee's original employer and
the remainder shared by pension systems; no estimate on number of
employees affected .
For adopting counties: annual contributions increase of of approximately 0.3%
of the affected members' annual salaries for the fiscal year ending March 31,
2010; average past service cost: approximately 10% of the affected members'
salary

Annually $48 million for NYS and $67 million for locals governments

Full cost of "air time" paid by pension system member; added costs to pension
system depending on subsequent salary increases or life expectancy; plus
admnistrative costs.
Full cost of "air time" paid by pension system member; added costs to pension
system depending on subsequent salary increases or life expectancy; plus
admnistrative costs.
Cost to TRS: $18,700 per year per employee; No estimate for ERS.




Depends on salaries and years of service




Annually for state and local govt. employers: $12.4 million

Annually $48 million for NYS, $67 million for local governments and $80 million
for school districts
             Annual cost: ERS--state $12 million and local government $17 million; PFRS--
             state $8.1 million and local government $37 million
             One-time cost of $4.83 million

             Fiscal note says bill does not change benefit calculations of retirement system




             Annually $300 million for State, $410 million for participating ERS employers
             and $50 million for the participating PFRS employers
             Added employer contribution only when inflation exceeds 6%, bill says
             First-year cost: $50 million for State, $68 million for participating employers in
             the ERS and $8 million for PFRS
             First-year cost: $490,000 for State, $550,000 to participating employers in
             ERS and $470,000 to the participating employers in PFRS
             First-year cost: $27 million for State, $36 million for participating employers in
             ERS and $6.5 million for PFRS
             First year cost: $91 million for ERS members and $23 million PFRS members

             Would decrease NYC pension costs by $500,000 a year; however, bill does not
             calculate higher payroll costs of long-time employees.
use of superannuation may be at sixty-five years of age
Comment
Six other COLA bills (all one-house)

Similar to S4069

Similar to A7075; applies to state, local governments
(including NYC) and school districts
Affects Tier 3 and 4 employees who must contribute 3 % for
first 10 years of employment
One month of added service credit for each year employee
contributed to pension system in excess of 10 years.
Peace officers in judiciary

Would get 1/2 of final average salary; applies to 522
employees
Similar to A2839




Would get 1/2 final average salary; applies to 80 employees




Pension based on 1/2 of final average salary; applies to 79
employees
Would get 1/2 final average salary; applies to 1,368 parole
officers.
Would get 1/2 of final average salary; applies to 42 officers

911 operators--state, county, municipal
Pension based on 3/4 of final average salary

Pension based on 3/4 of final average salary

Provides 3/4 disabilty pension; applies to 80 officers

Similar to A6005


Pension based on 3/4 of final average salary
Presumes heart disease, lung disease and some cancer is
job related;pension based on 3/4 of final average salary;
affects 94 people.
Does not say how many people affected

Pension based on 3/4 of final average salary
Presumption that police officer melanoma related to job

Can get up to 2 years service credit for child care;




Can get up to 2 years service credit for child care;




Raise minimum to $550 (from $500) a year up to 35 years
of service; max of $19,250 (from $17,500). Would affect
1200 teachers,
Similar to S2341




Extends lower retirement age that ended Jan1, 2009;
extends to 12/31/11
Amt. increases from $30,000 to $32,500

Applies to NYC EMTs
Bill memo says new legislation; but an earlier version may
have been vetoed in the past.




Either average of 3 or 5 years; if 5 years can include
termination pay, bonuses, unused sick and vacation time;

Would be offset by property tax reductions; favors districts
with high salaries


Affects disability retirement allowance




Applies to state, local and teachers

Court employees
Opportunity to "redress retirement system membership
errors"; vetoed iin 1997-98




Applies to state and local employees

Similar to A8224


Similar to S5628


Fed. jobs program 1983-84;

Vacation credit




Veto 2004, 2006




Change formula
Affects Tier I and 2

Affects Tier 2 and 2




Delivered to governor 5/21




COLA

COLA
COLA

COLA




Changes mandatory retirement age from 62 to 65

				
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