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§ 2. Subdivision of section 445 of the retirement and social security law, as amended by chapter 597 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:

No member of a retirement system who is subject to the provisions of this article shall retire without regard to age, exclusive of retirement for disability, unless he is a policeman, fireman, correction officer, sanitation man, a correction officer of the Westchester County correction department as defined in section eighty-nine-e of this chapter, employed in Suffolk county as a correction officer, as defined in section eighty-nine-f of this chapter, employed in Nassau county as a correction officer, uniformed correction division personnel, sheriff, undersheriff deputy sheriff, as defined in section eighty-nine-g of this chapter or employed in Albany county as a sheriff, undersheriff, deputy Sheriff or correction officer, as defined in section eightynine-h of this chapter or is employed in St. Lawrence county sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or correction officer, as defined in section eighty-nine-i of this chapter or is employed in Orleans county as a sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or correction officer, as defined in section eighty-nine-l of this chapter or is employed in Jefferson county as a sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or correction officer, as defined in section eighty-nine-j of this chapter or is employed in Onondaga county as a deputy sheriff-jail division competitively appointed or as correction officer, defined in section eighty-nine-k of this chapter or is employed in Broome county as a sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff or correction officer, as defined in section eighty-nine-m of this chapter or is a Monroe county deputy sheriff-jailor as defined in section eighty-nine-n of this chapter and is in a plan which permits immediate retirement upon completion of a specified period of service without regard to age. Except as provided in subdivision of section four hundred forty-five-a of this article and subdivision c of section four hundred forty-five-b of this article, member in such a plan and such an occupation, other than a policeman or a fireman, shall not be permitted to retire prior to the completion of twenty-five years of credited service; provided, however, if such a member in such an occupation is in a plan which permits retirement upon completion of twenty years of service regardless of age, he may retire upon completion of twenty years of credited service and prior to the completion of twenty-five years of service, but in such event the benefit provided from funds other than those based on such a member's own contributions shall not exceed two [percentum] per centum of final average salary per each year of credited service.

§ 3. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding a new section 445-b to read as follows:

§ 445-6. Optional twenty-year improved benefit retirement program for New York city sanitation members. 8. Definitions. The following words and phrases as used in this section shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context:

1. "Retirement system" shall mean the New York city employees' retirement system. 2. "New York city sanitation member" shall

a member of the retirement system who is subject to the provisions of this article, who is a member of the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation and who has elected to contribute to the retirement system on the basis of a minimum retirement period of twenty years of allowable service rendered in such sanitation force

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to the optional retirement provisions of section 13-159 or 13-160 of the administrative code. 3. "Twenty-year improved benefit

improved benefit retirement program" shall mean all the terms and conditions of this section.

4. "Starting date of the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program" shall mean the commencement date of the payroll period which 'incŽudes July first, nineteen hundred ninety-two.

5. "Enactment date of the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program" shall mean the date of enactment of the act which added this section, as such date is certified pursuant to section forty-one of the legislative law.

6. "Participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program" shall mean any New York city sanitation member who, under the applicable provisions of subdivision b of this section, is entitled to the rights, benefits and privileges and is subject to the obligations of the

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twenty-year improved benefit retirement program, as applicable to him or hef: ''Administrative code"

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the administrative code of the city of New York. 8. "Accumulated deductions" shall

accumulated deductions defined in subdivision eleven of section 13-101 of the administrative code.

b. Election of twenty-year improved benefit retirement program. 1. Subject to the provisions of paragraph five of this subdivision, any person who is a New York city sanitation member on the enactment date of the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program may elect to

become participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program by, filing, within ninety days after such enactment date,

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executed application for such participation with the retirement system, provided he or she is such a sanitation member on the date

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application is filed.

2. Subject to the provisions of paragraph five of this subdivision, any person who becomes a New York city sanitation member after the enactment date of the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program may elect to become a participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program by filing, within ninety days after becoming such a sanitation member, a duly executed application

for such participation with the retirement system, provided he or she is such a sanitation member on the date such application is filed.

3. Any election to be a participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program shall be irrevocable.

4. Where any participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program shall cease to hold a position in the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation, he or she shall cease to be such a participant and, during any period in which such person does not hold such a uniformed sanitation position, he or she shall not be a participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement

program and shall not be eligible for the benefits of subdivision c of this section.

5. Where any participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program terminates service in the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation and returns to such service as a New York city sanitation member at a later date, he or she shall again

become such a participant on that date.

c. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, where a participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program, who is otherwise qualified for a retirement allowance pursuant to section 13-159, 13-160 or 13-173.1 of the administrative code, has made and/or paid, while he or she is a New York city sanitation member, all additional member contributions and interest (if any) required by subdivision d of this section, then:

(i) that participant, while he or she remains a participant, shall not be subject to the provisions of subdivision a of section four hundred forty-five of this chapter; and

(ii), if that participant, while such a participant, retires from seryice, he or she shall not be subject to the provisions of section four hundred forty-four of this chapter; and

(iii) the maximum retirement benefit computed without optional modification payable to that participant upon his or her retirement for service

such a participant shall equal that payable upon completion of thirty years of service.

d. Additional member contributions. 1. In addition to the member contributions required, pursuant to section 13-159 or 13-160 of the administrative code, each participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program shall contribute (subject to the applicable provisions of section 13-125.1 of the administrative code) an additional five and thirty-five one-hundredths percent of his or her compensation earned from all service as a New York City sanitation member (including service creditable as such sanitation service) rendered on and after the starting date of the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program. A par; ticipant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program shall contribute additional member contributions only until he or she is eligible to retire with twenty years of allowable service in the uniformed force

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2. (i) Commencing with the payroll period which begins on the starting date of the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program (for, a per

who elects to become a participant prior to such starting date), or commencing with the first full payroll period after person

becomes such participant (for a person who becomes a participant on or after such starting date), additional member contributions at the rate specified in paragraph one of this subdivision shall be deducted (subject to the applicable provisions of section 13-125.1 of the administrative code) from the compensation of such participant on each and every payroll of such participant for each and every payroll period.

(ii) (A) Where any additional member contributions required by paragraph one of this subdivision

not paid by deductions from participant's compensation pursuant

to subparagraph (i) of this paragraph because such contributions are for service rendered in a payroll period prior to the actual commencement of deductions pursuant to such subparagraph (i), such amounts shall be paid by deductions from the compensation of such participant pursuant to item (B) of this subparagraph.

(B) Commencing with the payroll period in which deductions of additional member contributions from a participant's compensation are begun pursuant to subparagraph (i) of this paragraph, addition to such deductions required by such subparagraph (i), there shall be another deduction of additional member contributions made from the compensation of such participant at the rate specified in paragraph one of this subdivision (subject to the applicable provisions of section 13-125.1 of the administrative code) on each and every payroll period until the

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unpaid additional member contributions described in item (A) of this subparagraph, if any, has been paid by deductions from compensation pursuant to this subparagraph.

3. (i) (A) Where any additional member contributions required by paragraph one of this subdivision are not paid by deductions from participant's compensation

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to paragraph two of this subdivision, that participant shall be charged with a contribution deficiency consisting of such unpaid amounts, together with interest thereon as required by subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph compounded annụally.

(B) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, no participant shall be required to pay any interest on his or her contribution deficiency.

(ii) (A) Should any person who, pursuant to paragraph seven of this subdivision, has withdrawn any additional member contributions (and any interest paid thereon) again become a participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program pursuant to paragraph five of subdivision b of this section, an appropriate amount shall be included in such participant's contribution deficiency (including interest thereon calculated

pursuant to item (B) of this subparagraph) as if such additional contributions had never been made.

(B) Interest on the amounts of additional member contributions included in a participant's contribution deficiency pursuant to, item (A) of this subparagraph shall be calculated as if such additional member contributions had never been paid by a participant, and such interest shall

from the end of the payroll period' to which an amount of additional member contributions is attributable, until such amount is paid to the retirement system.

(C) The rate of interest to be applied to each such amount during the period for which interest accrues on that amount shall be equal the rate

rates of interest required by law to be used during that same period to credit interest on the accumulated deductions of retirement system members, compounded annually.

4. А participant, while he or she is a New York city sanitation member, shall pay the total amount of his or her contribution deficiency to the retirement system in accordance with payment procedures which shall be established by the executive director of the retirement system, and approved by the board of trustees of the retirement system.

5. Where contribution deficiency chargeable to a participant pur; suant to paragraph three of this subdivision has not been paid ' in full while the participant is a New York city sanitation member, that participant shall not be entitled to the benefits provided in subdivision c of this section.

6. Where participant has not paid in full any contribution deficiency, chargeable to him or her ursuant to paragraph three of this subdivision, and a benefit, other than a refund of a member's accumulated deductions or a refund of additional member contributions pursuant to paragraph seven of this subdivision, becomes payable by the retirement

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system to the participant or to his or her designated beneficiary, or tate, the actuarial equivalent of any such unpaid amount shall be deducted from the benefit otherwise payable.

7. (i) All additional member contributions required by this subdivision (and any interest thereon) which are received by the retirement system shall be paid into its contingent reserve fund and shall be the property of the retirement system. Such additional member contributions (and any interest thereon) shall not for any purpose be deemed to be accumulated deductions of a member of the retirement system while he she is a participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program or otherwise.

(ii) (A Should participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program, who has rendered less than fifteen years of service in the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation cease to hold a position in such uniformed force for any

whatsoever, his or her accumulated additional member contributions made pursuant to this subdivision (together with any interest thereon paid to the retirement system) may be withdrawn by him or her pursuant to procedures promulgated in regulations of the board of trustees of the retirement system, together with interest thereon at the rate of eight and one-quarter percent per annum, compounded annually.

(B) Upon the death of a participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program, there shall be paid to such person as he or she has nominated or shall nominate to receive his or her accumulated deductions by written designation duly executed and filed with the retirement system during the lifetime of such participant, or, to his or her estate if no such person is nominated, his or her accumulated additional member contributions made pursuant to this subdivision (including any interest thereon paid to the retirement system), together with interest thereon at the rate of eight and one-quarter percent per annum, compounded annually.

(iii) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, no member of the retirement system, while he or she is a participant in such retirement

program or otherwise, shall have a right to withdraw such additional member contributions or any interest thereon from the retirement system.

8. No member of the retirement system shall be permitted to borrow any portion of the additional member contributions (including any interest paid thereon) which are subject to this subdivision.

9. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the provisions of section one hundred thirty-eight-b of this chapter shall not be applicable to

the additional member contributions which are required by this subdivision.

10. Notwithștanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the additional member contributions which are required by this subdivision shall not be reduced under any program for increased-take-home-pay.

e. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to provide benefits to any participant in the twenty-year improved benefit retirement program which are greater than those which would be received by a similarly situated member of the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation who is governed by the provisions of section 13-159 or 13-160 of the administrative code, but who is not governed by the provisions of this article.

§ 4. Subdivision b of section 603 of the retirement and social security law, as added by chapter 716 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:

b. Notwithstanding, the provisions of subdivision a of this section, a member of the New York city employees' retirement system, who is employed in the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation, and who is not eligible for early service retirement pursuant to subdivision

of

section six hundred four-a of this article, shall be eligible to receive the service retirement benefit specified in section six hundred four of this article upon attainment of at least fifty-five years of age and the completion of thirty or more years of service.

§ 5. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding a new section 604-a to read as follows:

$ 604-a. Twenty-year retirement program for New York city sanitation members. 8. Definitions. The following words and phrases as used in this EXPLANATION—Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [] is old law

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section shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context.

1. "New York City sanitation member" shall mean a member (as defined in subdivision e of section six hundred one of this article) who is member of the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation.

2. "Twenty-year retirement program" shall mean all the terms and conditions of this section.

3. "Starting date of the twenty-year retirement program" shall mean the commencement date of the payroll period which includes July first, nineteen hundred ninety-two.

4. "Enactment date of the twenty-year retirement program" shall mean the date of enactment of the act which added this section, as such date is certified pursuant to section forty-one of the legislative law.

5. "Participant in the twenty-year retirement program" shall mean any New York city sanitation member who, under the applicable provisions of subdivision b of this section, is entitled to the rights, benefits and privileges and is subject to the obligations of the twenty-year retirement program, as applicable to him or her.

6. "Allowable service in the uniformed sanitation force" shall mean:

(i) credited service which was rendered as a member of the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation; and

(ii) credited service which was rendered in another uniformed force (as defined in paragraph seven of this subdivision) immediately, prior to becoming a member of the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation; and

(iii) credited service which was rendered in the uniformed force of the New York city police department or the uniformed force of the New York city fire department immediately, prior to becoming a member of the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation and which was transferred to the New York city employees' retirement system pursuant to section forty-three of this chapter. 7. "Another uniformed force" shall

(i) the uniformed transit police force maintained by the New York city transit authority and by its predecessor, the board of transportation; or (ii) all of the positions in the New York city housing authority which are included in the housing police service of the classification of the New York city department of personnel; or (iii) the uniformed force of the New York city department of correction.

8. "Minimum period", shall mean the minimum period of twenty years of allowable service in the uniformed sanitation force that is required in order for participant in

the twenty-year retirement program to be eligible for early service retirement pursuant to paragraph one of subdivision C of this section.

9. "Final compensation" shall mean the average compensation earned by a member during any five consecutive years which provide the highest average compensation. Where the period used to determine final compensation is the period which immediately precedes the date of retirement, any month or months (not in excess of twelve) which would otherwise be included in computing final compensation but during which the member was on authorized leave of absence at partial pay or without pay shall be excluded from the computation of final compensation and the month or equal number of months immediately preceding such period shall be substituted in lieu thereof.

10. "Discontinued member" shall mean a participant in the twenty-year retirement program who, while he or she was a New York city sanitation member, discontinued service in the uniformed force of the New York city department of sanitation and has a right to a deferred vested benefit under subdivision d of this section.

11. "Administrative code" shall mean the administrative code of the city of New York.

b. Participation in twenty-year retirement program,

1. Subject to the provisions of paragraph six of this subdivision, any person who is a New York city sanitation member on the enactment date of the twenty-year retirement program and who, as such a sanitation member or otherwise, last became subject to the provisions of

this article prior to such enactment date, may elect to become a participant in the twenty-year retirement program by filing, within ninety days after the enactment date of the twenty-year retirement program, a duly executed application for such participation with the retirement system of which

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