DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Retired legislator health benefits. Removes the statutory authority of the speaker of the house of representatives and the president pro tempore of the senate to elect to pay any part of the health insurance premium of a former legislator or spouse. Closes to new participants a health insurance plan for former legislators enacted in 2001. Allows a former legislator or a spouse or dependent of a former legislator who is participating in a health insurance plan that is closed to new participants to continue participating in the plan as long as the former legislator, spouse, or dependent remains eligible to participate.