senate Bill S4371

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to civil service and pensions
Mar 31, 2011 referred to civil service and pensions


S4371 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5543, A7060
2013-2014: S3627, A902
2015-2016: S3320, A3539
2017-2018: S8220, A5455
2019-2020: S3854, A4203
2021-2022: S5030
2023-2024: S4191

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

S4371 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       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


  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.


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