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|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to governmental employees
|Jan 23, 2015||
referred to governmental employees
Assembly Bill A3539
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
Ellen C. Jaffee
2015-A3539 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-A3539 (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.
2015-A3539 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3539 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 23, 2015 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN, BRINDISI, JAFFEE, TITONE, COLTON, RAIA, BENEDETTO, CLARK, FAHY, KEARNS, SKOUFIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABINANTI, CERETTO, DenDEKKER, GALEF, GIGLIO, GRAF, GUNTHER, LAVINE, MARKEY, MAYER, McDONOUGH, MONTESANO, PERRY, RA, RIVERA, SALADINO, SCHIMEL, SKARTADOS, THIELE, ZEBROWSKI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental 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. LBD01285-01-5
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