The House Committee on Labor and Public Employment deferred all five bills scheduled to be heard today (see UHPA News – Legislative Alert #2). These included prohibiting employer paid prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance along with capping the employer contribution for health insurance while removing the right to bargain over the employer contribution. A retirement bill to increase the service time and age for full retirement was also deferred.
This means the bills are not moving forward. Usually such bills will not be considered this session, but it is an unusual environment. UHPA will continue to monitor in case any of these proposals are advanced at a later date.