senate Bill S2304

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the diminution of health insurance benefits of public employee retirees

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

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  • Delivered to Governor
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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

S2304 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S380
2011-2012: S916
2013-2014: S1158
2015-2016: S811
2017-2018: S2688

S2304 (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 from May 15, 2019 until May 15, 2020; defines public employers to include the state, municipalities, school districts, and public authorities and commissions.

S2304 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2304 (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. BRESLIN -- 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. From on and after May 15, 2019 until May 15, 2020, 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 unless a corresponding diminution of bene-
fits or contributions is effected from the appropriate level as  of  May
15,  2018  during  this  period  by such employer from the corresponding
group of active employees for such retirees. For  the  purpose  of  this
act,  "public  employer" shall mean the following: (i) the state; (ii) a
county, city, town or village; (iii) a school district, board of cooper-
ative educational services, vocational education 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; (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.
  §  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to
have been in full force and effect on and after May 15, 2019.

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


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