assembly Bill A4203

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 13, 2020 committed to governmental employees
Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
May 21, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 01, 2019 referred to governmental employees

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A4203 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3854
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
2017-2018: A5455, S8220

A4203 (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.

A4203 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   4203
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. WEPRIN, JAFFEE, COLTON, RAIA, BENEDETTO, FAHY,
   DiPIETRO, BRONSON,  ORTIZ,  WOERNER,  SANTABARBARA,  BRABENEC,  ROZIC,
   MALLIOTAKIS, D'URSO, SMITH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABINANTI,
   DenDEKKER,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  GALEF,  GIGLIO,  GUNTHER, LAVINE, McDONOUGH,
   MONTESANO, PERRY, RA, RIVERA,  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, 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.
   §  2.  Nothing  contained  in this act shall supersede or diminish the
 terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
   § 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one of this act to  the
 contrary,  a  public  employer  shall be prohibited from diminishing the
 health insurance benefits provided to  retirees  who  retire  after  the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.