assembly Bill A4203

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  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.

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