senate Bill S5543A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Prohibits the diminution of health insurance benefits of certain public employee retirees

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 11, 2010 reported and committed to finance
Apr 09, 2010 print number 5543a
Apr 09, 2010 amend (t) and recommit to civil service and pensions
Jan 06, 2010 referred to civil service and pensions
Jun 02, 2009 reported and committed to finance
May 14, 2009 referred to civil service and pensions

Votes

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May 11, 2010 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S5543A
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Nay
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Absent
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Abstained
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 11, 2010

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Co-Sponsors

S5543 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7060
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4371, A2007
2013-2014: S3627, A902
2015-2016: S3320, A3539
2017-2018: S8220, A5455
2019-2020: S3854, A4203

S5543 - Summary

Prohibits the diminution of health insurance benefits of public employee retirees and their dependents or reducing the employer's contributions for such insurance; defines employers to include the state, municipalities, school districts, and public authorities and commissions.

S5543 - Sponsor Memo

S5543 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5543

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT in relation  to  affecting  the  health  insurance  benefits  and
  contributions of certain retired public employees

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

  Section 1. From on and after May 1, 2010, a public employer  shall  be
prohibited  from  diminishing  the health insurance benefits provided to
retirees and their dependents or the contributions such  employer  makes
for  such  health insurance coverage below the level of such benefits or
contributions made on behalf of such retirees and  their  dependents  by
such  employer  as of May 1, 2010.  For the purpose of this act, "public
employer" shall mean the following: (i) the state; (ii) a county,  city,
town  or  village;  (iii) a school district, board of cooperative educa-
tional services, vocational education and extension board  or  a  school
district  as enumerated in section 1 of chapter 566 of the laws of 1967,
as amended; (iv) any governmental entity operating a college or  univer-
sity;  (v)  a public improvement or special district including police or
fire districts; (vi) a public authority, commission  or  public  benefit
corporation;  or  (vii) any other public corporation, agency, instrumen-
tality or unit of government which exercises  governmental  power  under
the laws of this state.
  S  2.  Nothing  contained  in this act shall supersede or diminish the
terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
  S 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one of this act to  the
contrary,  a  public  employer  shall be prohibited from diminishing the
health insurance benefits provided to retirees who retire after  May  1,
2010 from positions not subject to a collective bargaining agreement and
their  dependents,  or  the  contributions  such employer makes for such
health insurance coverage, below the level of such benefits or  contrib-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10383-01-9

Co-Sponsors

S5543A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7060
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4371, A2007
2013-2014: S3627, A902
2015-2016: S3320, A3539
2017-2018: S8220, A5455
2019-2020: S3854, A4203

S5543A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the diminution of health insurance benefits of public employee retirees and their dependents or reducing the employer's contributions for such insurance; defines employers to include the state, municipalities, school districts, and public authorities and commissions.

S5543A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5543A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5543--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.  KLEIN,  GOLDEN,  LANZA,  MORAHAN,  OPPENHEIMER,
  STEWART-COUSINS, THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Civil Service and Pensions in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to prohibit public employers from diminishing the  health  insur-
  ance benefits and contributions of certain retired public employees

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

  Section 1. On and after the effective  date  of  this  act,  a  public
employer shall be prohibited from diminishing the health insurance bene-
fits provided to retirees and their dependents or the contributions such
employer  makes  for  such  health insurance coverage below the level of
such benefits or contributions made on behalf of such retirees and their
dependents by such employer as of the effective date of this act.    For
the purpose of this act, "public employer" shall mean the following: (i)
the  state; (ii) a county, city, town or village; (iii) any governmental
entity operating a college or university; (iv) a public  improvement  or
special  district  including  police  or  fire  districts;  (v) a public
authority, commission or public benefit corporation; or (vi)  any  other
public  corporation, agency, instrumentality or unit of government which
exercises governmental power under the laws of this  state.    The  term
public  employer shall not include any school district, board of cooper-
ative educational services, vocational education and extension board  or
school district as enumerated in section 1 of chapter 566 of the laws of
1977, as amended.
  S  2.  Nothing  contained  in this act shall supersede or diminish the
terms of a collective bargaining agreement.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10383-06-0

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