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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Legislation Will Add Local Representation to State Health Benefits Commission

Senators Ruiz and Sarlo have introduced legislation that would expand the State Health Benefits Commission from five members to nine members and add local representation to Commission. S-3033 would add two local government management members, a mayor or township administrator along with a county commissioner, executive or finance officer, appointed by the Governor. The bill would also add three local employees’ representatives chosen by the Public Employee Committee of the AFL-CIO.
  
 The bill would also expand the membership of the School Employees’ Health Benefits Commission to 13 members, including recommendations from the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials and New Jersey Council of County Colleges. 
 
 S-3033 was referred to the Senate State Government Committee. Assemblywoman Pintor Marin has introduced the Assembly Companion, A-4552, which was referred to the Assembly State and Local Government Committee.
  
Contact: Lori Buckelew, Deputy Executive Director & Director of Government Affairs, lbuckelew@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x112.

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