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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Law Pertaining to State University of New York (SUNY) Police Officers

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Overview

A law pertaining to SUNY police officers was enacted on December 18, 2015.

Chapter 561 of the Retirement and Social Security Law (RSSL) allowed sworn SUNY police officers who were members of the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) to transfer to the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS). Officers who transferred are covered by a special 25-year plan. Transfer requests must have been filed with NYSLRS on or before December 31, 2015.

SUNY Police Officers hired on or after December 18, 2015 are automatically registered to PFRS and are covered by the special 25-year plan.

(Rev. 4/16)