First Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 970738.01D DLC
SENATE BILL 97209
STATE OF COLORADO
BY SENATOR Alexander;
also REPRESENTATIVE McPherson.
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING A LIMITATION ON THOSE PERSONS AN EMPLOYEE
OF A STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION MAY ELECT TO HAVE COVERED
UNDER SUCH EMPLOYEE'S INSURANCE BENEFIT PLAN SO THAT ONLY THE
DEPENDENTS OF SUCH EMPLOYEE, AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE "STATE
EMPLOYEES GROUP BENEFITS ACT" MAY BE COVERED BY SUCH PLAN.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments which may be subsequently
Provides that a governing board or chief executive
officer of any state institution of higher education that contracts
for or administers an insurance benefit plan for employees of
the institution of higher education shall not permit an employee
under such plan to elect to have another person or persons covered
by such plan other than the employee's dependent or dependents,
as defined under the "State Employees Group Benefit Act".
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 235106, Colorado Revised Statutes, 1995 Repl. Vol., is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SUBSECTION to read:
235106. Authority of governing boards general health care insurance. (4) A GOVERNING BOARD OR CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF ANY STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT CONTRACTS FOR OR ADMINISTERS AN INSURANCE BENEFIT PLAN OR PLANS FOR THE EMPLOYEES OF SUCH INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A PLAN OR PLANS OFFERING MEDICAL, DENTAL, LIFE, AND DISABILITY BENEFITS, SHALL NOT PERMIT AN EMPLOYEE COVERED BY SUCH PLAN TO ELECT TO HAVE ANOTHER PERSON OR PERSONS COVERED BY SUCH PLAN OTHER THAN THE EMPLOYEE'S DEPENDENT OR DEPENDENTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 2450603 (5), C.R.S., OF THE "STATE EMPLOYEES GROUP BENEFITS ACT".
SECTION 2. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.