senate Bill S5381

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 28, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to civil service and pensions
May 16, 2013 referred to civil service and pensions


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May 28, 2014 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: May 28, 2014

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S5381 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9923
2015-2016: S3252
2017-2018: S4637
2019-2020: S2284
2021-2022: S5184

S5381 (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.

S5381 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5381 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT in relation  to  affecting  the  health  insurance  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, (1) "public employer" shall mean the following:
(i)  the  state;  (ii)  a  county, city, town or village; (iii) a school
district, board of cooperative educational services,  vocational  educa-
tion and extension board or a school district as enumerated in section 1
of  chapter  566  of the laws of 1967, as amended; (iv) any governmental
entity operating a college or university; (v) a  public  improvement  or
special  district  including  police  or  fire  districts; (vi) a public
authority, commission or public benefit corporation; or (vii) any  other
public  corporation, agency, instrumentality or unit of government which
exercises governmental power under the  laws  of  this  state;  and  (2)
"retiree"  shall  mean  a retiree of the New York state and local police
and fire retirement system or the New York state  and  local  employees'
retirement  system  who retires from police service or fire service that
qualifies under subdivision 11 of section  302  of  the  retirement  and
social  security  law  or a retiree of the New York city fire department
pension fund who was represented by the collective  bargaining  unit  of
Local 854, I.A.F.F.
  S  2.  Nothing  contained  in this act shall supersede or diminish the
terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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