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A248, R277, S897
Sponsors: Senator Coleman
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 4462
Introduced in the Senate on January 14, 2014
Introduced in the House on April 30, 2014
Last Amended on April 15, 2014
Passed by the General Assembly on June 4, 2014
Governor's Action: June 6, 2014, Signed
Summary: Solicitors Office
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/17/2013 Senate Prefiled 12/17/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance 1/14/2014 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 65) 1/14/2014 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 65) 4/9/2014 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance (Senate Journal-page 20) 4/15/2014 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 54) 4/29/2014 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 38) 4/29/2014 Senate Roll call Ayes-30 Nays-6 (Senate Journal-page 38) 4/30/2014 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 37) 4/30/2014 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 87) 4/30/2014 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 87) 5/28/2014 House Recalled from Committee on Ways and Means 6/3/2014 House Read second time (House Journal-page 31) 6/3/2014 House Roll call Yeas-88 Nays-17 (House Journal-page 31) 6/4/2014 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 12) 6/5/2014 Ratified R 277 6/6/2014 Signed By Governor 6/13/2014 Effective date See Act for Effective Date 6/16/2014 Act No. 248
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A248, R277, S897)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-730, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL PLAN COVERAGE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO RETIRES FROM EMPLOYMENT WITH A SOLICITOR'S OFFICE UNDER A STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL PLANS BY PAYING THE FULL PREMIUM AS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD IF AT LEAST ONE COUNTY IN THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COVERED BY THAT SOLICITOR'S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL PLANS AND THE PERSON'S LAST FIVE YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO RETIREMENT ARE CONSECUTIVE AND IN A FULL-TIME PERMANENT POSITION WITH THAT SOLICITOR'S OFFICE OR ANOTHER ENTITY THAT PARTICIPATES IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL PLANS; TO REQUIRE THAT THESE PROVISIONS BE INTERPRETED TO PROVIDE ELIGIBILITY TO THE EMPLOYEE, RETIREE, AND THEIR ELIGIBLE DEPENDENTS; AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 1, 2012.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Solicitor's office employees, retirees, eligible dependants
SECTION 1. Section 1-11-730 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 278 of 2012, is further amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection to read:
"( )(1) A person who retires from employment with a solicitor's office under a state retirement system is eligible to participate in the state health and dental plans by paying the full premium as determined by the board if at least one county in the judicial circuit covered by that solicitor's office participates in the state health and dental plans and the person's last five years of employment prior to retirement are consecutive and in a full-time permanent position with that solicitor's office or another entity that participates in the state health and dental plans.
(2) The provisions of this subsection must be interpreted to provide eligibility to the employee, retiree, and their eligible dependents."
Time effective, retroactive
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and is retroactive to January 1, 2012.
Ratified the 5th day of June, 2014.
Approved the 6th day of June, 2014.
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