90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0423
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COMMUNITY COLLEGE HEALTH INSUR                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971 to provide      
   a program of group  health  insurance  benefits  for  certain  retired      
   community  college employees and their survivors and dependents, under      
   the administration of the Department of Central  Management  Services.      
   Requires  contributions toward the cost of these benefits from current      
   community college employees,  community  college  employers,  and  the      
   State.  Amends the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act to      
   provide  a  continuing  appropriation  for  this  purpose.  Amends the      
   Public Community  College  Act  to  discontinue  the  retirees  health      
   insurance  grant  beginning  on  January  1,  1999.   Amends the State      
   Mandates  Act  to  require   implementation   without   reimbursement.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
          PENSION NOTE                                                         
          There would be no fiscal impact, but there would be a need for       
          an additional appropriation in an amount that has not been           
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Delays the starting date of the program by  6  months.   Excludes      
   employees  of  the Chicago community college district and restores the      
   retiree health insurance grant for  that  district.   Adds  provisions      
   relating  to  existing  health  benefit  plans  subject  to collective      
   bargaining agreements.                                                      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                
        Restores the retirees health  insurance  grant  for  the  Chicago      
   community college district.                                                 
          PENSION NOTE                                                         
          No change from previous pension note.                                
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Community College Bd.)          
          There would be no fiscal impact to the state from this bill.         
          FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Ill. Community College Bd.)                    
          There will be no fiscal impact to the state on this bill.            
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2. (House recedes May 31, 1997)                    
        Changes the effective date to July 1, 1997.                            
        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1.                                     
        Recommends that the House recede from H-am 2.                          
        Recommends that the bill be further amended as follows:                
        Allows for a decrease in benefits. Increases contributions and         
   costs. Provides for an actuarially sound reserve. Requires the agree-       
   ment of the affected retirees before certain health benefits plans          
   arising under collective bargaining agreements may be modified. Makes       
   other changes.                                                              
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0497

   Last action date: 97-08-18

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   2


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