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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2012

LCO No. 4506

   
 

*HB0531204506SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. KANE, 32nd Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5312

File No. 586

Cal. No. 417

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

"Sec. 501. Subsection (h) of section 5-154 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(h) "Salary" means (1) (A) on or before (i) June 30, 2012, for members not represented by an employee organization pursuant to chapter 68, and (ii) June 30, 2022, for members represented by an employee organization pursuant to chapter 68, any payment, including longevity payments and payments for accrued vacation time under section 5-252, for state service made from a payroll submitted to the Comptroller; and (B) on and after (i) July 1, 2012, for members not represented by an employee organization pursuant to chapter 68, and (ii) July 1, 2022, for members represented by an employee organization pursuant to chapter 68, the base wage paid for state service made from a payroll submitted to the Comptroller, and shall not include any other payment such as overtime, longevity or accrued vacation payments; and (2) the cash value of maintenance furnished by the state; and (3) fees received from the state in whole or in part in lieu of or in addition to item (1) above and established to the satisfaction of the Retirement Commission, to the extent that the employee has made retirement contributions on such fees; and (4) compensation paid by the United States to state employees who are employees of the United States Purchasing and Finance Office; and (5) compensation paid to employees of the Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5-208a, any state employee who is employed by more than one state agency during any week shall, for compensation earned on and after January 1, 1983, have all such compensation recognized for all purposes of the retirement program;

Sec. 502. Subsection (f) of section 5-278 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):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 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. On and after July 1, 2022, "salary" for the purpose of calculating retirement benefits in the state employees retirement system and the alternate retirement program shall not be subject to negotiation or arbitration by the parties. (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

5-154(h)

Sec. 502

from passage

5-278(f)