senate Bill S5040A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to municipal cooperative health benefit plans

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 18, 2012 signed chap.191
Jul 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.183
substituted for a8168a
Jun 12, 2012 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2012 amended on third reading (t) 5040a
Feb 06, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 31, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 30, 2012 1st report cal.134
Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2011 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 06, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 01, 2011 1st report cal.900
May 02, 2011 referred to insurance

Votes

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Jan 30, 2012 - Insurance committee Vote

S5040
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 1, 2011 - Insurance committee Vote

S5040
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jun 1, 2011

aye wr (2)
absent (1)

Bill Amendments

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S5040 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8168A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §119-n, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A8168A

S5040 - Bill Texts

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Relates to municipal cooperative health benefit plans.

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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

S5040A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8168A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §119-n, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A8168A

S5040A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to municipal cooperative health benefit plans.

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BILL NUMBER:S5040A

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

PURPOSE:
To expand participation in municipal cooperative health
benefit plans to include soil and water conservation districts.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would allow soil and water
conservation districts to participate in municipal cooperative health
benefit plans that are authorized under article 47 of the Insurance
Law.

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.
However, the Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District has
expressed interest in joining the Tompkins County Consortium. This
bill would allow the Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation
District to join with other consortium members as a means of
purchasing lower cost health insurance for its employees.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 5040--A
    Cal. No. 134

                       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  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Insurance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the general municipal  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. Subdivision b of section 119-n  of  the  general  municipal
law,  as  amended by chapter 681 of the laws of 1961, is amended to read
as follows:
  b. The term "district" means a county or town improvement district for
which the county or town or towns in which such district is  located  is
or  are required to pledge its or their faith and credit for the payment
of the principal of and interest on all indebtedness  to  be  contracted
for the purposes of such district.  THE TERM "DISTRICT" SHALL ALSO MEAN,
FOR  THE PURPOSES OF JOINING A MUNICIPAL COOPERATIVE HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN
AUTHORIZED UNDER ARTICLE FORTY-SEVEN OF THE INSURANCE LAW,  A  SOIL  AND
WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT ESTABLISHED UNDER THE SOIL AND WATER CONSER-
VATION DISTRICTS LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11008-03-2

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