1997 Regular Session
To: Insurance; Appropriations
By: Representative Broomfield
House Bill 449
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 25-15-251, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "RETIREE" TO INCLUDE CERTAIN RETIRED TEACHERS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 25-15-251, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
25-15-251. For the purposes of this article, the words and phrases used herein shall have the following meanings:
(a) "Employee" means a person who works full time for any school district, community/junior college, public library or university-based program authorized under Section 37-23-31 for deaf, aphasic and emotionally disturbed children, or any regular nonstudent school bus driver.
(b) "Department" means the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration.
(c) "Plan" means the Public School Employees Health Insurance Plan created under this article.
(d) "Retiree" means any retired employee as defined in this section who is enrolled on April 12, 1991, in a group health insurance plan offered by the individual school district or community/junior college district, and those active employees who may subsequently retire from employment after April 12, 1991. "Retiree" also means any retired employee who retired before April 12, 1991, if the retired employee: (i) worked full time for a public school district; (ii) was required to hold a valid certificate by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Development; and (iii) is receiving a State of Mississippi retirement plan check.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.