|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 17, 2012||tabled|
|Dec 05, 2012||delivered to governor|
|Jun 21, 2012||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1530
substituted for s6868
|Jun 21, 2012||substituted by a9869|
ordered to third reading cal.1530
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Mar 30, 2012||referred to finance|
senate Bill S6868Vetoed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9869 - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
S6868 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §606, RWB L
S6868 - Summary
Directs the state to reimburse the city of New York for the health care benefits of the retirees of the New York city off-track betting corporation; appropriates $7,000,000 therefor.
S6868 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6868 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to provision of health insurance and supplemental benefits to retirees of the New York city off-track betting corporation; and making an appropriation therefor PURPOSE: This bill would require the state of New York to maintain the health insurance and supplemental benefits received by retirees of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill sets forth a legislative intent. Section two of the bill amends section 606(4)of the Racing, Pari-mutuel wagering and Breeding Law to require the state of New York to reimburse the city of New York or its designee and applicable welfare fund benefit programs for the actual cost of health insurance and welfare benefit programs. Section four of the bill would make the act effective immediately. JUSTIFICATION:
S6868 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6868 I N S E N A T E March 30, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sens. LANZA, GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to provision of health insurance and supplemental benefits to retirees of the New York city off-track betting corporation; and making an appropriation therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The state of New York has an interest in the welfare of its citizens, and the general welfare of its senior citizens is a matter of great public concern to the state. On December 7, 2010, the New York city off-track betting corporation, a public bene- fit corporation created in 1973 pursuant to article VI of the racing, pari-mutual wagering and breeding law ceased operations. The legislature finds that, since its inception, off-track betting in the city of New York provided the state with significant revenues to support government operations. The legislature further finds that after the governor issued an executive order to allow the New York city off-track betting corpo- ration to file for bankruptcy pursuant to Chapter 9 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the unions representing the employees of such off-track betting corporation worked tirelessly to assist the corporation in its restructuring efforts, including two collective bargaining agreements wherein the employees made significant concessions, including voluntary separation from the corporation, in order to save the corporation and assist their fellow employees. The legislature further finds that employees retired from such corpo- ration, after having received the assurance that they and their depen- dants would receive health insurance and supplemental benefit coverage under their collective bargaining representative's welfare benefit program. After the closure of the New York city off-track betting corpo- ration, those benefits ceased. The legislature further finds that cessation of these benefits to public employees who have devoted their working lives to service of a state public benefit corporation works a great injustice and a severe EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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