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SB-599 Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act: Peace Officers Research Association of California Insurance and Benefits Trust.(2017-2018)

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Bill Status
SB-599
Portantino (S)
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Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act: Peace Officers Research Association of California Insurance and Benefits Trust.
03/23/17
An act to amend Section 22850 of the Government Code, relating to public employees’ benefits.
Senate
09/07/17
08/24/17

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/15/17 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/15/17 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/11/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/05/17 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2480.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/01/17 Ordered to special consent calendar.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 599 without my signature.

This bill allows specified public safety employee associations to offer multiple statewide and regional health benefit plans to their members.

Existing association health benefit plans are currently afforded very little oversight by the California Public Employees' Retirement System. By allowing these employee associations to offer additional health plans to their members, CalPERS would be left with major unanticipated costs should any of the plans fail.

The state now faces over $240 billion in unfunded pension and health liabilities. Since 2011, the annual costs for all this have increased significantly as the state takes steps to pay down the long-term obligation faster.

In light of these enormous fiscal commitments, I am unable to sign this bill.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.