Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2013

LCO No. 8026

   
 

*SB0005408026SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. FRANTZ, 36th Dist.

SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th Dist.

SEN. WELCH, 31st Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 54

File No. 309

Cal. No. 234

"AN ACT ESTABLISHING A RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN FOR LOW-INCOME PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS. ""

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 66 of the general statutes to the contrary, the Comptroller shall establish, not later than October 1, 2013, an employee defined contribution plan described in Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, whereby each employee, as defined in section 5-196 of the general statutes, hired on or after October 1, 2013, shall participate in said plan in lieu of any retirement program established pursuant to chapter 66 of the general statutes.

(b) The Comptroller may enter into any contracts and agreements as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 502. Subsection (l) of section 5-154 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(l) "State employee" means a person in state service, either appointive or elective, who begins such service prior to October 1, 2013;

Sec. 503. Subsection (f) of section 5-278 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage and applicable to any state employee bargaining agent coalition agreement commencing on or after July 1, 2013):

(f) (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, collective bargaining negotiations [concerning changes to the state employees retirement system to be effective on and after July 1, 1988, and collective bargaining negotiations] concerning health and welfare benefits to be effective on and after July 1, 1994, shall be conducted between the employer and a coalition committee which represents all state employees who are members of any designated employee organization. (2) The provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not be construed to prevent the employer and any designated employee organization from bargaining directly with each other on matters related to the state employees [retirement system and] health and welfare benefits whenever the parties jointly agree that such matters are unique to the particular bargaining unit. (3) The provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not be construed to prevent the employer and representatives of employee organizations from dealing with any state-wide issue using the procedure established in said subdivision. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

Sec. 502

from passage

5-154(l)

Sec. 503

from passage and applicable to any state employee bargaining agent coalition agreement commencing on or after July 1, 2013

5-278(f)