92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB1174
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STATE EMP INSURANCE TEACHERS                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971.  Makes  a      
   technical change in a Section concerning teacher's benefits.                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Adds an immediate effective date.                                      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          5 ILCS 375/6.6                                                       
          20 ILCS 405/405-22 new                                               
          30 ILCS 105/8g                                                       
          40 ILCS 5/16-158                from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 16-158        
          30 ILCS 805/8.26 new                                                 
        Deletes everything.  Amends the State Employees  Group  Insurance      
   Act  of 1971.  Increases the contributions paid by active teachers and      
   the State toward the cost of health insurance for retired teachers and      
   their survivors.    Requires  employers  to  pay  the  active  teacher      
   contributions  and  authorizes  a  corresponding  reduction in salary.      
   Also imposes an  employer  contribution  for  retired  teacher  health      
   insurance  purposes,  beginning  January  1,  2002.    Puts  a  cap on      
   increases in premiums in FY 2003 and 2004.  Provides that the Director      
   of CMS shall annually advise the Teachers' Retirement  System  of  the      
   rate-setting  methodology  used  to determine the amount of the health      
   care premiums.  Terminates the health benefit program and repeals  the      
   relevant  Sections  on  July 1, 2004.  Amends the State Finance Act to      
   provide for 3 transfers of $2,000,000 from GRF to the Teachers  Health      
   Insurance  Security Fund.  Amends the Department of Central Management      
   Services Law to create a Teacher Health Insurance Funding Task  Force.      
   Amends  the  Downstate  Teacher  Article of the Illinois Pension Code.      
   Provides school districts  with  a  credit  against  certain  employer      
   pension contributions equal to the amounts paid for employer health         
   insurance contributions during the period January 1, 2002 through June      
   30, 2003.   Amends the State Mandates Act  to  require  implementation      
   without reimbursement.  Effective immediately.                              
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0505

   Last action date: DEC-20-2001

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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