Health insurance; program for local school board employees. (HB1016)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion), and Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance for local school board employees. Gives local school boards an election to have all their employees and retirees, as well as the dependents of employees and retirees, eligible to participate in the state employee health insurance plan in lieu of the current state-administered local health insurance plan. The local school board shall be responsible for whatever portion of the cost of such insurance is not paid by the employee, except any portion that the General Assembly elects to pay. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2014Committee
01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101641D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/30/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1016)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in General Laws

Comments

Lisa Sexton Oaks writes:

I think it is a perfect thing to do in support of the teachers. I am a teacher in Lee County. Currently I am paying almost $300 a month for insurance. That is just for me and my children. To add my husband is going to be another almost $700 a month! I will have to choose between feeding my family or insurance. It is a shame that we don't already have State insurance. They have much better insurance that what we do as school employees by far. If government wants to show you value teachers put the insurance where your mouth is!