senate Bill S5184

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee

  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 16, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2022 referred to civil service and pensions
Feb 26, 2021 referred to civil service and pensions


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Feb 16, 2022 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: Feb 16, 2022

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S5184 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5381
2015-2016: S3252
2017-2018: S4637
2019-2020: S2284

S5184 (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.

S5184 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5184 (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 26, 2021
 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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