senate Bill S6868

Vetoed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

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; appropriation

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2012 tabled
vetoed memo.174
Dec 05, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
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


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S6868 - Details

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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

S6868 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            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


  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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