senate Bill S5040

Signed by Governor Amended

Relates to municipal cooperative health benefit plans

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO INSURANCE
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.900
  • 02 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO INSURANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO INSURANCE
  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.134
  • 31 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 5040A
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A8168A
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.183
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 06 / Jul / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 18 / Jul / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.191

Summary

Relates to municipal cooperative health benefit plans.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5040
S5040A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง119-n, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A8168A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5040

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to municipal cooperative
health benefit plans

PURPOSE: To expand participation in municipal
cooperative health benefit plans to include local authorities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 4702 (f) is amended to
expand the definition of "municipal corporation" to include a local
authority as defined in section 2 of the public authorities law.

EXISTING LAW: Current law defines "municipal
corporation" as a city with a population of less than one million,
county outside NYC, town, village, BOCES, school district, public
library or a business improvement district.

JUSTIFICATION: Article 47 establishes Municipal
Health Cooperative Health Benefit Plans to provide a mechanism for
municipalities to band together to collectively purchase health
insurance and prescription drug coverage at a reasonable rate for their
covered employees and retirees. In 2010, the Greater Tompkins County
Municipal Health Insurance Consortium was established, making this the
first municipal cooperative health benefit plan to be created since
Article 47 was enacted in 1993. Currently, the only entities eligible to
participate in municipal cooperative health benefit plans are local
governments outside of New York City, BOCES, school districts, public
libraries, or business improvement districts. Numerous other
quasi-governmental agencies have expressed interest in joining the
Tompkins County consortium, including soil and water conservation
districts and transit authorities. Since these agencies are supported
with public funds. it seems prudent to allow them to join with other
consortium members as a means of purchasing lower cost health insurance
for their employees.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill:

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 120 days after it shall have become a
law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5040

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to municipal  cooperative
  health benefit plans

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subsection (f) of section 4702 of  the  insurance  law,  as
added by chapter 689 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  (f) "Municipal corporation" means within the state of New York, a city
with  a population of less than one million or a county outside the city
of New York, town, village, board of cooperative  educational  services,
school  district,  a  public  library, as defined in section two hundred
fifty-three of the education law,  [or]  A  district[,]  as  defined  in
section  one hundred nineteen-n of the general municipal law, OR A LOCAL
AUTHORITY AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation  of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on or
before such date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11008-01-1

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