HB624 (2017) Detail

Relative to group II vested deferred retirements, the age of dependents in the retiree health plan, and retired judges' participation in the retiree health plan.


CHAPTER 77

HB 624 - FINAL VERSION

 

15Feb2017... 0336h

23Mar2017... 0659h

2017 SESSION

17-0649

10/09

 

HOUSE BILL 624

 

AN ACT relative to group II vested deferred retirements, the age of dependents in the retiree health plan, and retired judges' participation in the retiree health plan.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Kurk, Hills. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill corrects the age for certain group II vested deferred state retirees to be eligible for retiree medical benefits.  The bill changes the maximum age for certain dependent children of state employees who died in the performance of duty to participate in the state retiree group medical insurance plan.  The bill also clarifies the authority for judges and retired judges to participate in the state retiree group medical insurance plan.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15Feb2017... 0336h

23Mar2017... 0659h 17-0649

10/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to group II vested deferred retirements, the age of dependents in the retiree health plan, and retired judges' participation in the retiree health plan.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

77:1  State Employees; Group II; Age Corrected.  Amend RSA 21-I:30, VIII to read as follows:

VIII.  Any vested deferred state retiree may receive medical and surgical benefits under this section if the vested deferred state retiree is eligible.  To be eligible, a group I vested deferred state retiree shall have at least 10 years of creditable service with the state if the employee's service began prior to July 1, 2003 or 20 years of creditable service with the state if the employee's service began on or after July 1, 2003 and a group II vested deferred state retiree shall have at least 20 years of creditable service with the state if the employee's service with the state began on or after July 1, 2010.  In addition, if the vested deferred state retiree is a member of group I, such retiree shall be at least 60 years of age to be eligible.  If the vested deferred state retiree is a member of group II who is in vested status before January 1, 2012, such retiree shall not be eligible until 20 years from the date of becoming a member of group II and shall be at least 45 years of age, and any group II member who commenced service on or after July 1, 2011 shall not be eligible until 25 years from the date of becoming a member of group II and shall be at least [50] 52.5 years of age, and group II members who have not attained vested status prior to January 1, 2012 shall be as provided in the transition provisions in RSA 100-A:5, II(d).  

77:2  Additional Medical and Surgical Benefits; Dependent Children.  Amend RSA 21-I:30-a, I(a) to read as follows:

(a)  Any such child shall qualify as a dependent under the provisions of RSA 21-I:26-36 and be under 18 years of age, or if a full-time student, be under [23] 26 years of age.

77:3  Judicial Retirement; Group Health Insurance.  Amend RSA 100-C:11-a to read as follows:

100-C:11-a  Retiree and Spouse Health Insurance; Premium Contribution.

I.  Retired judges may participate in state retiree health plans offered  under RSA 21-I:30 according to eligibility rules established under the judicial branch uniform personnel classification and compensation system.  

II. Retired judges and their applicable spouses who are not Medicare eligible and receiving medical and surgical benefits shall be responsible for payment of a premium contribution amount based on a percentage of the total monthly premium attributable to the applicable retiree and/or spouse, as determined by the commissioner of administrative services, with prior approval by the fiscal committee of the general court, provided the percentage is not lower than 12.5 percent.  The department of administrative services shall provide information as to the total monthly premium cost for each participant to the judicial retirement plan for purposes of calculating this deduction.  The judicial retirement plan shall deduct the payment required under this section from the retiree's monthly retirement allowance.  Deducted amounts shall be remitted to the administrative office of the courts within 14 days along with a statement identifying from whom the deduction was made, and shall be used to pay for plan retiree and spouse health care expenses and any administrative costs related thereto.

77:4  Judges; Group Health Insurance Plan.  Amend RSA 491-A:5 to read as follows:

491-A:5  Group Insurance Participation.

I.  Full-time judges may participate in the group health and dental insurance plans provided full-time classified state employees according to eligibility rules established under the judicial branch uniform personnel classification and compensation system.

II.  To the extent that a part-time justice of the district courts or a part-time judge of the probate courts is not covered by health and dental insurance through the judicial branch personnel policies, the part-time justice of the district courts or part-time judge of the probate courts may participate at his or her own expense in the group health and dental insurance plans afforded full-time state employees.

77:5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 02, 2017

Effective Date: June 02, 2017

Links

HB624 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 1, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 13, 2017 House Exec Session
March 23, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 12, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 27, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB624 Revision: 123 Date: June 6, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
HB624 Revision: 124 Date: April 27, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
HB624 Revision: 125 Date: March 30, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
HB624 Revision: 126 Date: March 30, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
HB624 Revision: 127 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 3 P. 22
Feb. 1, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/01/2017 10:00 AM LOB 306
Feb. 8, 2017 Executive Session: 02/08/2017 10:30 AM LOB 306
Feb. 15, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0336h for 02/15/2017 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 11 P. 10
Feb. 15, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0336h: AA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 12
Feb. 15, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0336h: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 12
Feb. 15, 2017 Referred to Finance 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 12
Feb. 28, 2017 Division I Work Session: 02/28/2017 11:30 AM LOB 212
March 13, 2017 Executive Session: 03/13/2017 10:00 AM LOB 210-211
March 23, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0659h for 03/23/2017 (Vote 25-0; CC) HC 16 P. 3
March 23, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0659h: AA VV 03/23/2017 HJ 11 P. 7
March 23, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0659h: MA VV 03/23/2017 HJ 11 P. 7
March 23, 2017 Introduced 03/23/2017 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 11
April 12, 2017 Hearing: 04/12/2017, Room 101, LOB, 10:30 am; SC 18
April 27, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/27/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 20
April 27, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/27/2017; SJ 15
April 27, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 04/27/2017); SJ 16
May 4, 2017 Enrolled 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 47
June 2, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/02/2017; Chapter 77; Eff. 6/2/2017