assembly Bill A5455A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 23, 2018 print number 5455a
Apr 23, 2018 amend and recommit to governmental employees
Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental employees
Feb 09, 2017 referred to governmental employees

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A5455 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8220
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7060, S5543
2011-2012: A2007, S4371
2013-2014: A902, S3627
2015-2016: A3539, S3320
2019-2020: A4203, S3854

A5455 - 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.

A5455 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5455

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN, BRINDISI, JAFFEE, TITONE, COLTON, RAIA,
  BENEDETTO, FAHY, KEARNS, SKOUFIS, DiPIETRO, BRONSON,  ORTIZ,  WOERNER,
  SANTABARBARA,  BRABENEC,  ROZIC  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M. of A.
  ABINANTI,  DenDEKKER,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  GALEF,  GIGLIO,  GRAF,   GUNTHER,
  LAVINE,  MAYER,  McDONOUGH,  MONTESANO,  PERRY, RA, RIVERA, 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.
  § 2. Nothing contained in this act shall  supersede  or  diminish  the
terms of a collective bargaining agreement.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09559-01-7

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A5455A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8220
Law Section:
Retirement
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7060, S5543
2011-2012: A2007, S4371
2013-2014: A902, S3627
2015-2016: A3539, S3320
2019-2020: A4203, S3854

A5455A (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.

A5455A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5455--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN, BRINDISI, JAFFEE, TITONE, COLTON, RAIA,
  BENEDETTO, FAHY, SKOUFIS, DiPIETRO, BRONSON, ORTIZ, WOERNER, SANTABAR-
  BARA, BRABENEC, ROZIC, MALLIOTAKIS, SEPULVEDA -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A. ABINANTI, DenDEKKER,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  GALEF,  GIGLIO,  GUNTHER,
  LAVINE,  MAYER,  McDONOUGH,  MONTESANO,  PERRY, RA, RIVERA, SKARTADOS,
  THIELE, ZEBROWSKI -- read  once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Governmental Employees -- recommitted to the Committee on Governmental
  Employees  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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, who retired before, on or after the effective
date of this act, and their dependents or the contributions such employ-
er  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 retiree's date of retirement.  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, or vocational education and extension board.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09559-03-8