Senate Bill No. 408
(By Senator Snyder)
[Introduced January 30, 2003; referred to the Committee on
A BILL to amend and reenact section twenty-three, article sixteen,
chapter five of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to public employees'
insurance generally; and providing that members of the
Legislature may be covered if they pay the same share state
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section twenty-three, article sixteen, chapter five of
the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 16. WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES INSURANCE ACT.
§5-16-23. Members of Legislature may be covered.
Notwithstanding the definition of the term "employee"
contained in section two of this article and notwithstanding any
other provision of this article to the contrary, members of the Legislature may participate in and be covered by any insurance plan
or plans authorized hereunder for state officers and employees by
paying the same employee share of the cost for all group coverage
for themselves and their spouses and dependents as state officers
and employees pay.
except that all members of the Legislature who
elect to participate in or to be covered by any such plan or plans
shall pay their proportionate individual share of the full cost for
all group coverage on themselves and their spouses and dependents,
so that there will be no cost to the state for the coverage of any
such members, spouses and dependents.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide that members of
the Legislature may participate in the Public Employees Insurance
Agency insurance program and pay the same employee share of the
cost as other state officers and employees pay.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would