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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to civil service and pensions|
|Mar 31, 2011||referred to civil service and pensions|
senate Bill S4371
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4371 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4371 (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.
S4371 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4371 TITLE OF BILL: An act to prohibit public employers from diminishing the health insurance benefits and contributions of certain retired public employees PURPOSE: This bill would prohibit state and local governments from diminishing the health insurance benefits of retirees below the level of benefits that are in place 30 days after this act shall become law. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Prohibits the State and local governments from diminishing the health insurance benefits of retirees and their dependents, as well as the employer contribution toward such health insurance, below the level of benefits in place 30 days after this act shall take effect. This bill does not apply to school districts and BOCES because they have been recently covered under the current law. Section 2: Grants precedence to collective bargaining agreements. Section 3: Provides for future retirees from positions not subject to a collective bargaining agreement.
S4371 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4371 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 31, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions 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 bargaining agreement and their dependents, or the contributions such employer makes for such health insurance coverage, below the level of EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04594-01-1
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