senate Bill S5030

2021-2022 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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to civil service and pensions
Feb 22, 2021 referred to civil service and pensions


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S5030 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5543
2011-2012: S4371
2013-2014: S3627
2015-2016: S3320
2017-2018: S8220
2019-2020: S3854
2023-2024: S4191

S5030 (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.

S5030 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5030 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 22, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
 AN ACT to prohibit public employers from diminishing the  health  insur-
   ance 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, 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
 effective date of this act from positions not subject  to  a  collective
 bargaining  agreement  and  their  dependents, or the contributions such
 employer makes for such health insurance coverage, below  the  level  of
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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