90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0708
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Short description: 
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                                                         
          HB708 would have no fiscal impact, but would necessitate an          
          additional appopration in an undetermined amount.                    
          FISCAL NOTE (CMS)                                                    
          Estimated increase in total program cost for State Employees         
          Group Insurance Program is $9 M resulting in increased State         
          expenditures of $1.9 M; over the next 10 yrs. program costs are      
          estimated at $159 M, increasing State expenditures by $22.1 M.       
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (Ill. Community College Bd.)              
          HB 708 would have no fiscal impact to the State.                     
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        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.                                                      
          PENSION NOTE, ENGROSSED                                              
          No change from previous pension note.                                
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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