assembly Bill A2007

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (3)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 01, 2012 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 04, 2012 referred to governmental employees
Jan 12, 2011 referred to governmental employees

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

view additional multi-sponsors

A2007 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4371
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7060, S5543
2013-2014: A902, S3627
2015-2016: A3539, S3320
2017-2018: A5455, S8220
2019-2020: A4203, S3854

A2007 (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.

A2007 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2007

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. WEPRIN, SCHROEDER, SCHIMEL, PHEFFER, DESTITO,
  GABRYSZAK, DenDEKKER, ZEBROWSKI, GUNTHER, SPANO -- Multi-Sponsored  by
  --  M.  of  A.  BURLING,  WEISENBERG  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Governmental Employees

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.
  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  the
effective  date  of  this act from positions not subject to a collective

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04594-01-1