HB 624 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 624
SPONSORS: Rep. Kurk, Hills. 2
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
23Mar2017... 0659h 17-0649
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
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  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).
(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  26 years of age.
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.
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.
Approved: June 02, 2017
Effective Date: June 02, 2017
|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|
|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|