Senate Panel Rejects Two Retiree Health Benefits Bills
On Monday, a Senate committee voted 3-2, along party lines, in two separate votes to reject bills related to retiree health care benefits. The first bill (SB 774) would have required state workers hired on or after Jan. 1, 2015, to work 15 years to qualify for 50% of their retiree health benefits costs and 25 years for full coverage. The second bill (SB 775) would have required the Controller's Office to assess the cost of buying out state workers' vested retiree health care benefits.
- "California Retiree Health Measure Fails in Committee" (Ortiz, "The State Worker," Sacramento Bee, 4/22).