OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5441 (as amended by House “A”)*

AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN EMERGENCY RESPONSE EMPLOYEES TO ENROLL IN THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND CREATING A PUBLIC EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows regional emergency telecommunications center employees to participate in the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) if they work in any Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP)-authorized public safety answering point (PSAP) that processes 9-1-1 calls for at least three municipalities. Current law limits MERS participation to employees in PSAPs that DESPP designated as the primary point of reception for processing 9-1-1 calls for at least three municipalities.

*House Amendment “A” deletes provisions in the original bill (File 355) that create the Public Employee Health Plan.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

7

Nay

3

(03/19/2013)

Insurance and Real Estate Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

9

Nay

7

(04/17/2013)