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Pensions and Benefits
STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 28, 2017
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The 2017 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 20, 2016.

DISCLOSURE OF THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT

(A) When necessary, the Board shall adopt Resolution A to go into closed session to consider individuals’ disability applications, which states:

In accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-13, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees go into closed session for purposes of discussing matters pertaining to disability retirement which involves material involving personal medical and health records, data, reports and recommendations relating to specific individuals, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(3). Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.

The actions taken during closed session relating to a disability retirement are anticipated to become available to the public immediately at the conclusion of the meeting and will be posted on the Division of Pensions and Benefits’ website within a reasonable time; however, personal information pertaining to an individual shall be redacted from the minutes of such meeting and shall remain confidential until after such time as the Board determines that the need of confidentiality no longer exists and the matters discussed can be disclosed.


(B) When necessary, the Board shall adopt Resolution B to go into executive session to request/receive attorney-client advice from the Deputy Attorney General, which states:

In accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-13, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees go into closed session to discuss matters falling within the attorney client privilege, and/or matters in which litigation is pending or anticipated, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(7).

The minutes of such meeting shall remain confidential until after such time as the Board determines that the need of confidentiality no longer exists and the matters discussed can be disclosed and the Board waives the attorney-client privilege.


Retirement ListsSPRS Board List Adobe PDF (6K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:12 AM

Adjourned: 11:35 AM

Roll Call:

Patrick Callahan, Susanne Culliton, (Treasurer's Representative), Paulette Knutowicz


Absent: Jack Sayers (via telephone for D-1)

Also Present: DAG Robert Garrison; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Lisa Pointer; Cheryl Chianese;
Christopher Gray, Esq.; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Robert Lakind, Esq,; Charles Allen;
Kimberly Allen (spouse); Charles T. Allen (father and CoCounsel); Robert Stevens,
Esq.; Sue Grant; Trooper Wolfe, SPSOA; Pete Stilianessis, President, SPNCO



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 24, 2017
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of February 27, 2017
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of November 15, 2016
Revised - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Monthly OD Grid

    Fitzhenry, Jeffrey; NJ State Police; effective 12/12/14 Approved
(Trustee Sayers phoned in for vote; Trustee Callahan recused)


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE
DECISION
E-1 Billingham, William





New Jersey State
Police
 
 

1.) Review charges to determine if
Uricoli is required - The Board
directed the Attorney General's
office to subpoena the investigative
records from the Prosecutor's Office.
2.) Request to file for Accidental
Disability - Tabled
E-2 Hanselman, Anthony
New Jersey State
Police
4/1/2017 8/6/2014 Approved
E-3 Allen, Charles

New Jersey State
Police
    1.) Honorable Service - No forfeiture
2.) Request to apply for Accidental
Disability retirement benefits -
Approved



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 McWhorter, Gary - NJ State Police - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-2 Smolenski, David - NJ State Police - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits; with exceptions and
reply to exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision; noted exceptions and reply to exceptions (DAG Garrison recused)
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 Williams, Frankie (Deceased) - NJ State Police - Request Accidental Death
Benefits
Approved
K-2 Fearon, William (Deceased) - NJ State Police - Request Accidental Death Benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for December 31, 2016
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance for November 30, 2016
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of December 2016
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Middle Township BD of ED vs Div of Pension and Benefits
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2016
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2016
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance for October 31, 2016
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2017
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of january 2017
Noted
L-10 Trial Balance for January 31, 2017
Noted
   

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 23, 2017.

 

 
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