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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 5689

   
 

*HB0559105689SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5591

File No. 747

Cal. No. 522

"AN ACT CREATING THE CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT SECURITY PROGRAM. "

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

"Sec. 501. Subsection (f) of section 5-278 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(f) (1) [Notwithstanding] (A) Prior to July 1, 2022, 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)] (B) The provisions of subparagraph (A) of this 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)] (C) The provisions of subparagraph (A) of this 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.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection, the expiration date of provisions concerning state employee retirement benefits or the state employees retirement system in the 2011 agreement between the State of Connecticut and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition shall not be extended beyond June 30, 2022, by collective bargaining negotiations. Upon the expiration of such provisions, any matters related to state employee retirement benefits or the state employee retirement system shall be established by statute.

(3) (A) On and after July 1, 2022, notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, collective bargaining negotiations concerning health and welfare benefits to be effective on and after July 1, 2022, shall be conducted between the employer and a coalition committee which represents all state employees who are members of any designated employee organization. (B) The provisions of subparagraph (A) of this subdivision shall not be construed to prevent the employer and any designated employee organization from bargaining directly with each other on matters related to state employee health and welfare benefits whenever the parties jointly agree that such matters are unique to the particular bargaining unit. (C) The provisions of subparagraph (A) of this subdivision 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 subparagraph."

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

Sec. 501

from passage

5-278(f)