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
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, (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.