I move that House Bill 1302 be amended to read as follows:
Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new
paragraph and insert:
"SECTION 1. IC 5-10-8-3.1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 3.1. (a) A public employer that contracts for a group insurance plan or establishes a self-insurance plan for its employees may withhold or cause to be withheld from participating employees' salaries or wages whatever part of the cost of the plan the employees are required to pay. The chief fiscal officer responsible for issuing paychecks or warrants to the employees shall make deductions from the individual employees' paychecks or warrants to pay the premiums for the insurance. Except as provided by section 7(d) of this chapter, the fiscal officer shall require written authorization from state employees, and may require written authorization from local employees, to make the deductions. One (1) authorization signed by an employee is sufficient authorization for the fiscal officer to continue to make deductions for this purpose until revoked in writing by the employee.
(b) A public employer that contracts for a group insurance plan or establishes a self-insurance plan for its retired employees may require that the retired employees pay any part of the cost of the plan that is not paid by the public employer. A retired employee may assign part or all of the retired employee's benefit payable under IC 5-10.3-8 , IC 21-6.1-5 , or any other retirement program for this required payment.
(c) The state of Indiana shall pay no less than fifty percent
(50%) of the cost of the health insurance plan for each retired
member of the state police eligible for a health insurance
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to HB 1302 as printed January 27, 2000.)