assembly Bill A902

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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May 13, 2014 held for consideration in governmental employees
Jan 08, 2014 referred to governmental employees
Jan 09, 2013 referred to governmental employees

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A902 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3627
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7060, S5543
2011-2012: A2007, S4371
2015-2016: A3539, S3320
2017-2018: A5455, S8220
2019-2020: A4203, S3854

A902 (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.

A902 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   902

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABINAN-
  TI, COLTON,  DenDEKKER,  GABRYSZAK,  GIGLIO,  GRAF,  GUNTHER,  LAVINE,
  MARKEY,  MONTESANO,  RA, RIVERA, SALADINO, SCHIMEL, STEVENSON, WEISEN-
  BERG, ZEBROWSKI -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Govern-
  mental Employees

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

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