SUMMARIES
OF
GENERAL LAWS ENACTED AND
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED
BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA
AT THE
FIRST SPECIAL SESSION, 2004
NOVEMBER 8 THROUGH NOVEMBER 16, 2004

Prepared by:
Legislative Reference Service
613 Alabama State House
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

INDEX TO SUMMARIES OF GENERAL LAWS ENACTED AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA AT THE 2004 FIRST SPECIAL SESSION

ACTS
2004 FIRST SPECIAL SESSION

ACT
 BILL
ACT
BILL
2004-646 HB1 2004-649 HB4
2004-647 HB2 2004-650 HB5
2004-648 HB3
HOUSE BILLS
2004 FIRST SPECIAL SESSION
HOUSE BILL
 ACT
HOUSE BILL
ACT
HB1 2004-646 HB4 2004-649
HB2 2004-647 HB5 2004-650
HB3 2004-648

Summaries of the Acts of the 2004 First Special Session

Act 2004-646, HB1, amends Sections 16-25A-1, 16-25A-4, 16-25A-5, 16-25A-7, 16-25A-8, and 16-25A-9, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Program, to provide for cost sharing of health insurance premiums by employees and retirees covered by PEEHIP. The act also provides for supplemental coverage premium contribution assistance to low income employees and retirees, and participation under a flexible benefits program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 18, 2004.

Act 2004-647, HB2, amends Sections 36-29-1, 36-29-3, 36-29-4, 36-29-6, 36-29-7, 36-29-8, 36-29-10, 36-29-12, and 36-29-13, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the State Employees’ Health Insurance Plan, to provide for cost sharing of health insurance premiums by employees and retirees covered by SEHIP. The act also provides for supplemental coverage premium contribution assistance to low income employees and retirees, and participation under the flexible benefits program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 18, 2004.

Act 2004-648, HB3, provides for cost sharing of health insurance premiums based on years of service by state retirees covered by the State Employees’ Health Insurance Plan and provides for supplemental coverage.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 18, 2004.

Act 2004-649, HB4, provides for cost sharing of health insurance premiums based on years of service by state retirees covered by the Public Education Employees Health Insurance Plan and provides for supplemental coverage.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 18, 2004.

Act 2004-650, HB5, allows public education employees to participate in a flexible benefits program and creates a board to administer the program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 18, 2004.