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New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

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Retirement Community Correctional Center Assistants

2003-2004 Regular Sessions
April 14, 2003
Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
-- recommitted to the Committee  on  Civil  Service  and  Pensions  in
accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
AN  ACT  to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to
community correctional center assistants
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
bly, do enact as follows:
1      Section  1.  Subdivision  i of section 89 of the retirement and social
2    security law, as amended by chapter 578 of the laws of 1989, is  amended
3    to read as follows:
4      i.  As used in this section, "uniformed persons" or "uniformed person-
5    nel" in institutions under the jurisdiction of the department of correc-
6    tional services or "security hospital treatment  assistants"  under  the
7    jurisdiction  of  the office of mental health mean officers or employees
8    holding the titles hereinafter  set  forth  in  institutions  under  the
9    jurisdiction  of  the  department  of correctional services or under the
10    jurisdiction of the office of mental health,  namely:  correction  offi-
11    cers,  prison  guards,  correction  sergeants,  correction  lieutenants,
12    correction captains, deputy assistant superintendent or  warden,  deputy
13    warden  or deputy superintendent, superintendents and wardens, assistant
14    director and  director  of  correction  reception  center,  director  of
15    correctional program, assistant director of correctional program, direc-
16    tor  of  community  correctional  center,  community correctional center
17    assistant, correction hospital  officers,  male  or  female,  correction
18    hospital senior officers, correction hospital charge officer, correction
19    hospital  supervising  officer, correction hospital security supervisor,
20    correction  hospital  chief  officer,  correction  youth  camp  officer,
21    correction  youth  camp  supervisor,  assistant supervisor, correctional
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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1    camp superintendent, assistant correctional camp superintendent,  direc-
2    tor  of  crisis  intervention  unit, assistant director of crisis inter-
3    vention unit, security hospital treatment assistants, security  hospital
4    treatment assistants (Spanish speaking), security hospital senior treat-
5    ment  assistants, security hospital supervising treatment assistants and
6    security hospital treatment chiefs.  Previous service rendered under the
7    titles by which such positions were  formerly  designated  and  previous
8    service  rendered  as  a  narcotic  addiction control commission officer
9    shall constitute creditable service. Notwithstanding  any  provision  of
10    law  to  the  contrary,  any  employee of the department of correctional
11    services who became enrolled under this section by reason of  employment
12    as  a  uniformed  person in an institution under the jurisdiction of the
13    department of correctional services shall be entitled to full retirement
14    credit for, and full allowance shall be made under this section for  the
15    service  of  such  employee,  not  to exceed ten years, in the following
16    titles, namely:  correction  officer,  correction  sergeant,  correction
17    lieutenant,  or  correction captain assigned to a training academy or to
18    the central office.
19      § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
This bill would amend subdivision i of Section 89  of  the  Retirement
and  Social  Security Law to provide the same plan benefits to community
correctional center assistants as those provided to the New  York  State
Correction Officers.
If  this bill is enacted, we anticipate that there will be an increase
of approximately $48,000 in the annual contributions of the State of New
York for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2005.
In addition to the annual contributions discussed above, there will be
an immediate past service cost of approximately $255,000 which 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, 2005.
These estimated costs are based on thirty (30) known affected  members
having an estimated total annual salary for the fiscal year ending March
31, 2004 of approximately $1.5 million.
This estimate, dated December 1, 2003 and intended for use only during
the 2004 Legislative Session, is fiscal note No. 2004-11 prepared by the
Actuary for the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System.
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