N.Y. Education Law Section 530
Pensions-providing-for-increased-take-home-pay-for-teachers


1.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a. beginning on the first day of July, nineteen hundred sixty-five, and ending on the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred seventy, the contribution of each member of the retirement system who is a teacher within the provisions of subdivision four of § 501 (Definitions)section five hundred one of this article who is not in the employ of the state of New York or who is not in the employ of a community college shall be reduced by five per centum of the compensation paid such member, and

b.

beginning on the first day of July, nineteen hundred sixty-seven, and ending on the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred seventy, the contribution of each member of the retirement system who is a teacher within the provisions of subdivision four of § 501 (Definitions)section five hundred one of this article who is not in the employ of the state of New York or who is not in the employ of a community college shall be reduced by an additional three per centum of the compensation paid such member. Where a member’s rate of contribution is less than the per centum by which his contribution is reduced, such rate shall be discontinued. A member whose rate of contribution shall be reduced pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision shall be deemed to have elected to have his rate so reduced unless he files an election pursuant to the provisions of subdivision two of this section.

2.

Any member whose rate of contribution is reduced pursuant to the provisions of subdivision one of this section may by a written notice, duly acknowledged and filed with the retirement board within one year after such reduction or within one year after he last became a member, whichever is later, elect to make an additional contribution in addition to other contributions otherwise allowed in this article equal to the amount of such reduction. One year or more after the filing of such notice a member may withdraw such election by filing a written notice duly acknowledged and filed with the retirement board.

3.

For the period of time as the provisions of this section shall be in effect, contributions for each member of the system whose rate of contribution is reduced by virtue of the provisions of subdivision one of this section shall be made to the pension accumulation fund by his employer in the same manner and at the same time as other contributions made by the employer as employer of members of the retirement system at a rate fixed by the actuary which shall be computed to be sufficient to provide pensions-providing-for-increased-take-home-pay-for-teachers and other benefits which become payable on account of members not employed by the state of New York or by a community college. The actuary engaged by the retirement board shall compute an additional contribution to be known as the “special deficiency contribution to provide a reserve-for-increased-take-home-pay-for-teachers.” The amount of the reserve-for-increased-take-home-pay-for-teachers shall be the present value of that per centum of the member’s compensation by which his contribution is reduced, or would otherwise be reduced if his rate of contribution equaled or exceeded eight per centum, during the period for which his rate of contribution was reduced as provided in subdivision one, plus regular and additional interest thereon to the date that pension and other benefits become payable.

4.

Upon retirement a member whose rate of contribution shall be reduced pursuant to the provisions of subdivision one of this section will receive, in addition to the annuity and other pension benefits provided by this article, a pension which is the actuarial equivalent of the reserve-for-increased-take-home-pay-for-teachers to which he may be entitled, if any.

5.

In addition to the return of accumulated contributions and the death benefit provided by the provisions of § 512 (Withdrawal and death benefits)section five hundred twelve of this article, upon the death of a member who died before the effective date of his retirement and was in service upon which his membership was based when he died or was on the payroll in such service and paid within a period of twelve months prior to his death and had not been otherwise gainfully employed since he ceased to be on such payroll, and provided further, he had credit for one or more years of service while actually a member, then the reserve-for-increased-take-home-pay-for-teachers attributable to such member shall be paid in the same manner and at the same time as the death benefit is paid by reason of such member’s membership in the retirement system.

6.

The reserve-for-increased-take-home-pay-for-teachers shall be a portion of the pension accumulation fund and upon the retirement of a new entrant an amount equal to the reserve-for-increased-take-home-pay-for-teachers for such member shall be transferred from the pension accumulation fund to the pension reserve fund.

7.

If a person has been a member of the retirement system and contributions have been made by his employer to provide a reserve-for-increased-take-home-pay-for-teachers and such person has ceased to be a member of the system and upon rejoining the retirement system claims credit for such period, the member shall not be required to pay for such years of service as a contribution shall have been made by his employer for pensions-providing-for-increased-take-home-pay-for- teachers pursuant to the provisions of this section.

8.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to any member for any period or periods during which he ceases or has ceased contributing toward retirement pursuant to subdivision one of section five hundred sixteen of this article, provided, however, that such member shall receive credit pursuant to this section for such period or periods for which he contributes or has contributed toward retirement.

9.

Each member of the retirement system as defined in subdivision one of this section who is employed in the city school districts of the cities of Buffalo and Yonkers may have his contribution reduced pursuant to this section by five percentum of the compensation paid such member during the school year commencing July first, nineteen hundred sixty-four, provided his employer shall adopt and file with the retirement board a resolution to such effect prior to July first, nineteen hundred sixty-four.

Source: Section 530 — Pensions-providing-for-increased-take-home-pay-for-teachers, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/530 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

501
Definitions
502
Retirement system
503
Membership of system
504
Retirement board
505
Election of the active teacher members of the board
505‑A
Election of retired teacher member of board
506
Board meetings
507
Officers of board
508
Investment of funds
508‑A
New York state teachers’ retirement system MWBE asset management and financial institution strategy
509
Statements of teachers’ service
510
Superannuation retirement
511
Disability retirement
511‑A
Special service retirement
512
Withdrawal and death benefits
512‑A
Deferred retirement
512‑B
Loans
513
Optional allowances
514
Benefits to participants in old retirement fund
515
Funds enumerated
516
Annuity savings fund
517
Annuity reserve fund
518
Pension reserve fund
518‑A
Supplemental retirement allowance fund
519
Expense fund
520
Duties of employer
521
Collection of contributions
522
Transfer of contributions between retirement systems
523
State supervision
524
Exemption from taxation and execution
525
Protection against fraud
526
Merger of local teachers’ retirement and pension systems with the state system
527
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary the retirement board shall determine the annuity payable as of the date of ret...
528
Pensions-providing-for-increased-take-home-pay
529
Pensions providing for increased take home pay for certain teachers
530
Pensions-providing-for-increased-take-home-pay-for-teachers
531
Abandonment of unclaimed contributions or other benefits
532
Supplemental retirement allowance
532‑A
Cost-of-living adjustment
533
Non-contributory retirement plan
535
Career retirement plan
536
Deductions from benefits of certain retired members
537
Lump sum payment of de minimis service retirement benefit
538
Excess benefit plan
539
Certain actions by retiring members

Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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