senate Bill S2284

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to civil service and pensions
Jan 23, 2019 referred to civil service and pensions


S2284 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5381
2015-2016: S3252
2017-2018: S4637
2021-2022: S5184
2023-2024: S2728

S2284 (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.

S2284 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2284 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019

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.
  §  2.  Nothing  contained  in this act shall supersede or diminish the
terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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