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File #: Res 0200-2014    Version: * Name: Allow credit to members of the public retirement systems of NYS for military service. (S.4714 and A.6974)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 4/29/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign, S.4714 and A.6974, legislation that would allow credit to members of the public retirement systems of New York State for military service.
Sponsors: Eric A. Ulrich, Inez E. Dickens, Vincent J. Gentile, Vanessa L. Gibson, Deborah L. Rose, Inez D. Barron, Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Attachments: 1. Committee Assignment Change, 2. Committee Report 5/23/14, 3. Hearing Testimony 5/23/14, 4. Hearing Transcript 5/23/14, 5. Committee Report 5/28/14, 6. Hearing Transcript 5/28/14, 7. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-29-14, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 29, 2014
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/29/2014*Eric A. Ulrich City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/28/2014*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/28/2014*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2014*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2014*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2014*Eric A. Ulrich City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2014*Eric A. Ulrich City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2014*Eric A. Ulrich City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 200
 
 
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign, S.4714 and A.6974, legislation that would allow credit to members of the public retirement systems of New York State for military service.
 
 
By Council Members Ulrich, Dickens, Gentile, Gibson, Rose, Barron and Dromm
      Whereas, New York City is home to roughly 200,000 veterans, a number of whom are currently public employees that have served in the armed forces throughout various conflicts and during peacetime; and
      Whereas, New York State should recognize the sacrifices made by veterans, regardless of whether they have served during conflicts or peacetime eras; and
      Whereas, New York State only permits active public employees who have accrued military service during certain wartime dates to purchase and apply credit for military time served to New York State's public retirement system; and
       Whereas, New York veterans who have accrued peacetime military service are presently
excluded from purchasing and applying military service credit to the State's retirement system; and
       Whereas, In most cases, purchasing and applying military service credit toward the State's retirement system would substantially increase an employee's retirement benefits; and
       Whereas, In 2013, New York State Senator William J. Larkin and AssemblyMember Amy Paulin introduced S.4714 and A.6974, respectively, legislation that would provide credit to members of public retirement systems for military service rendered during both peacetime and wartime; and
      Whereas, S.4714 and A.6974 would allow eligible veterans to purchase and apply for up to a maximum of three years credit toward retirement for military service; and
       Whereas, S.4714 and A.6974 would provide an opportunity for New York to honor its veterans by acknowledging the sacrifices they made through military service; and  
       Whereas, New York State should do more to recognize and acknowledge our veterans, whether peacetime or wartime, who were ready to make any sacrifices, including combat services, if their nation asked; now, therefore, be it
      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign, S.4714 and A.6974, legislation that would allow credit to members of the public retirement systems of New York State for military service.
 
 
 
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