Provides health insurance coverage upon retirement for certain officers and employees of the NYC transit authority pursuant to provisions of the administrative code of the city of New York.
BILL NUMBER: S4479
TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to health insurance coverage for certain officers and employees of an eligible pension or retirement system upon retirement
This legislation would establish that members of the MTA New York City Transit receive health insurance benefits after retirement in the same manner as employees of the city of New York. Currently members working for the City of New York in similar titles are vested for health care Coverage after ten years of credited service in NYCERS.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Amends the Public Authorities Law - section 1210 subdivision 3.
Certain employees at the New York City Transit Authority receive a different benefit in their health insurance coverage after retirement than their counterparts in the City. Presently these employees are required to work 25 years in order to vest their basic health insurance benefits. This bill would grant them parity with employees in the City of New York who vest their health insurance benefits after ten years of service. At the Transit Authority, employees who are represented by District Council 37, AFSCME, work in the very same titles as their counterparts in the City and get appointed from the very same civil service lists. This disparity in benefits should be corrected.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2005-06 Session: S.4456-B - Veto memo 328 2007-08 Session: S.4869-A - Referred to Transportation
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4479 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 23, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to health insur- ance coverage for certain officers and employees of an eligible pension or retirement system upon retirement THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 1210 of the public authorities law, as added by chapter 200 of the laws of 1953 and such section as renumbered by chapter 914 of the laws of 1957, is amended to read as follows: 3. Officers and employees of the city who are members or beneficiaries of any existing pension or retirement system shall continue to have the rights, privileges, obligations and status with respect to such system or systems as if they had continued in their city offices or employ- ments. Employment by the authority shall constitute city service for the purposes of CHAPTER ONE OF title
[B]THIRTEEN of [chapter three of]the administrative code of such city and the contributions required to be made by the authority pursuant to section [B 3-20.0]13-130 of such code shall be an operating expense of the authority. WITH RESPECT TO OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY WHO OCCUPY CAREER AND SALARY POSITIONS, SUCH OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTH INSURANCE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 12-126 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF SUCH CITY, PROVIDED THAT THEY ARE (A) IN ACTIVE SERVICE ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND NINE WHICH AMENDED THIS SUBDIVISION OR (B) COMMENCE ACTIVE SERVICE AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND NINE WHICH AMENDED THIS SUBDIVISION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09503-01-9