|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||Retirement Benefits of Local Public Officer Convicted of Certain Felony|
From bill summary: Requires the forfeiture of a contractual, common law, constitutional, or statutory claim against a local public agency employer to retirement or pension rights or benefits by a local public officer
who exercised discretionary authority and w...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||Teachers' Retirement Law|
From bill summary: Provides that activities of a retired State Teachers' Retirement Plan member who is an employee performing an assignment of 24 months or less are not included in the definition of retired member activities. Requires that a retired member be ...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Teacher Retirement System|
Modifies the qualifications for system membership. A person will cease to be a member of the retirement system if he or she has a break in service before he or she has earned vested retirement benefits or if the person withdraws his or her accumulated contribu...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Chicago Retiree Health Benefits|
Extends existing Chicago board payments for retiree health benefits till until such time as the city no longer provides a health care plan for such annuitants or December 31, 2016, whichever comes first (previously set to expire June 30, 2013).
|IL||Adopted 05/2013||P-12||Teacher Recruiting and Retention Task Force|
Creates the Teacher Recruiting and Retention Task Force to study the impact of Tier 2 pension benefits on the ability of districts to recruit and retain teachers. Establishes membership. Directs the task force to report its findings to the governor and the gen...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12|
|Employer Contributions to State Retirement System|
Increases the mandated employer contribution for the state retirement system. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_s1810er.DOCX&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=1810&Session=2013...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Contributions for Higher Education Supplemental Retirement benefits|
Amends existing law so that the amounts that remain in a separate account after an employee is separated from the service of the board, may be transferred from the account and credited to the board in the public employees retirement fund, which will be used us...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Relating to an optional retirement plan for employees of the Oregon University System; and declaring an emergency.|
Amends exisitng law so that an administrative or academic employee of the Oregon University System may elect to participate in the optional retirement plan upon completion of 600 hours of employment, or the equivalent as determined by the state board of higher...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Public Employee Retirement Changes|
S.B. 27 & S.B. 115
Makes changes to the state's teacher pension program designed to reduce costs over time, changes include:
• allowing municipal affiliated public employers to enter into a collective bargaining
agreement through which the employer would pay an additional porti...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Teachers' Retirement Law|
This bill deals with the state's retirement system and is an attempt to reduce costs by clearing up some language and closing some loopholes.
Bill text: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_2651-2700/ab_2663_bill_20120930_chaptered.pdf
Final bill an...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Retirement Pensions for Limited-Employment Returning Teachers|
Provides the service retirement pension must not be cancelled for a pensioner who is re-employed as a teacher on a temporary and non-annual basis or on an hourly basis, so long as the person (1) does not work as a paid teacher on more than 100 days in a school...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||State Teachers' Retirement System|
From bill summary: Extends until June 30, 2013 exemptions to limits on the postretirement compensation that may be earned in specified types of employment by a retired member of the Defined Benefit Program without a reduction in the member's retirement benefit...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Benefit Calculation When Instructional Days Reduced|
S.B. 1016 - Benefit Calculation When Instructional Days Reduced
From section 27 of bill summary: Provides that, if a district, county office of education, or charter school reduces the number of days of instruction pursuant to a specified provision for the 2012–13 or 2013–14 fiscal years, the minimum standard for full time...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Sick Leave for Certain Local Board Employees|
S.B. 316 - Sick Leave for Certain Local Board Employees
Specifies that a local board employee who is a substitute, adult education instructor who is scheduled to work the full-time equivalent of less than 120 days per school year, or a person employed on an as-needed, seasonal, or intermittent basis are not entitle...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Post Employment Benefit Trusts|
Adds corporations to the list of entities who may act as trustee for trust agreements between school districts and corporate trustees in reference to OPEB (other post employment benefits) trusts. Also allows school districts to employ corporations to advise on...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Sick and Leave for District Employees|
S.B. 494 - Sick and Sabbatical Leave for District Employees
Section 2: Amends provisions related to extended sick leave for school bus drivers, teachers and other district employees. Repeals provision allowing local boards a waiver from certain parameters for extended sick leave. Specifies that, with exception of mater...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Education Requirements for Retirement System Board of Trustees Members|
Amends education requirements for members of retirement system boards of trustees. Makes continuing education requirements also applicable to each designee of a member. Doubles the hours of training required each year related to actuarial science information; ...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Reemployment of Retirees|
Clarifies that provisions related to the employment of retirees apply to:
(1) Retired members who return to active service as P-12 substitute teachers.
(2) A retired member with an advanced degree in speech therapy, speech pathology, or audiology
(3) A retire...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Service Credit in Teachers' Retirement System; Eligibility for Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan Benefits|
Permits an active member of the Teachers' Retirement System or the Employees' Retirement System with at least 10 years of credible service in either system to claim and purchase service credit in the system for up to 10 years of prior service for employment wi...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Third Party Prescription Program Act Not Applicable to Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan|
Provides that the Third Party Prescription Program Act does not apply to the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan....
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Sick Leave for School District Employees|
Permits districts to provide a policy under which sick leave time may be donated to another district employee. Provides standards for a sick leave transfer policy. http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0285er.docx&DocumentType=Bi...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Severance Pay|
H.B. 5101 - Severance Pay
Provides that if a district enters into a contract or employment agreement with an officer, agent, employee or contractor that includes a severance pay provision, the agreement must include the provisions of s. 215.425 (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/inde...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Boards--Joint Purchasing|
Provides the county board of education may use the county's system of centralized procurement to provide life insurance plans for designated school board employees.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Employing Retired Teachers and Administrators|
Allows retired teachers or administrators to be rehired as "at will"
employees without putting their PERSI benefits in jeopardy. The Act stipulates the conditions and
requirements should a school district decide to hire or rehire a retired school teacher and r...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Retirees' Return to Work|
Makes numerous changes to retirement provisions, including permitting a retired member of the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS), pursuant to specified limitations, to perform the work of county and district superintendents who are responsible for the su...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Diversification of State Retirement Assets|
From bill summary: Requires the board of administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement Board to each provide a 5-year strategic plan for emerging investment manager participation across all asset classes. Requires each ...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12||Transfer of Credits to Another State's Retirement System|
Permits certain eligible vested members of the NYS teachers' retirement system in tiers 3 and 4 who have permanently ceased teaching to withdraw from such system and to transfer such credits to another state's retirement system. Requires return of accumulated ...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charter School Educator Permit|
Establishes a charter school educator permit and allows the education commissioner, starting in the 2011-12 school year, to waive state certification requirements and issue such a permit to a teacher or administrator who lacks certification and who is employed...
|ME||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||School Employee Benefits|
Provides that employees of school administrative units and educational advisory organizations are eligible to participate in the group health plan that is available to state employees and other eligible persons. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bill...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Powers of Political Subdivisions|
H.B. 153 - Powers of Political Subdivisions
Section 9.482: Authorizes a political subdivision (including a school district), when authorized by their respective legislative authorities, to enter into an agreement with another political subdivision to allow the contracting political subdivision to exerci...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|Health Care Benefits|
H.B. 153 - Health Care Benefits
Section 9.833: Provides that any agreement for a political subdivision (including a school district) to jointly administer an individual self-insurance program with another political subdivision, establish and maintain a joint self-insurance program, or join w...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Calculation of Sick Leave|
H.B. 153 - Calculation of Sick Leave
Removes substitutes, adult education instructors who are scheduled to work the full-time equivalent of less than 120 days per school year, or persons who are employed on an as-needed, seasonal or intermittent basis from those local board employees entitled to ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Health Benefits Continue until Earlier of Two Dates|
Permits a school district employee whose resignation is effective after the last day of an instructional year to participate in the uniform group coverage plan or the group health coverage through the last calendar day before the first day of the instructional...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School Year|
Under existing law, each school district is required to schedule and provide annually a minimum of 180 days of school and a charter school is required to provide at least as many days of school as are required for other public schools in the school district in...
|AL||To governor 06/2011||P-12||Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan|
Relates to the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan (PEEHIP). Subjects employees or retirees who knowingly and willfully submit false or misleading information to the board or engage in fraudulent activity to disqualification from coverage in the ...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Trustee Selection for Retirement System|
Changes the method of selection of trustees of TCRS representing teachers and retired teachers from election by the representative assemblies of the Tennessee Education Association and the Tennessee Retired Teachers Association respectively to appointment by t...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School Administrative Units May Seek Less Expensive Health Insurance Alternatives|
Allows school administrative units to offer group self-insurance health and dental programs and to enter into cooperative agreements with other school administrative units or municipalities to provide such programs. Provides that school administrative units ma...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Eliminates Certains Programs/Changes Pupil Count Day/District Transparency|
H.B. 4325 - K-12 Provisions
From Legislative Staff Summary: Eliminates middle college grants and funding that provides districts additional funds for educating students of limited English-speaking ability. Eliminates language protecting Intermediate School District operational funding fr...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Changes To Florida Retirement System|
Requires that a local governmental entity or the governing body of a charter school or charter technical career center make certain elections regarding benefits at the time the entity or governing body joins the Florida Retirement System. Requires employer and...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||School Retirement Systems|
Relates to school retirement system in Kansas City. Actuarial equivalent tables and formulas are to be set forth in a written document which may be changed from time to time if recommended by the retirement system's actuary and approved by the board of trustee...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Pension Funding Accountability Act of 2011|
Each month the State Department of Education is required to transfer the monies apportioned to the Teachers' Retirement System Dedicated Revenue Revolving Fund to the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma to be used by the System, for the benefit of that sys...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Indiana Public Retirement System|
Establishes the Indiana public retirement system (system) to administer and manage: (1) the public employees' retirement fund (PERF); (2) the teachers' retirement fund (TRF); (3) the judges' retirement fund; (4) the prosecuting attorneys retirement fund; (5) t...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 04/2011||P-12||State Health Plan Reform|
Transfers governance of the State Health Plan from the legislature to the State Treasurer, who would manage the plan with the help of an appointed committee (Governor Perdue supports this provision of the bill); Requires state workers and teachers to pay a mon...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Rehiring of Retired Employee|
Identifies conditions under which a retiree's retirement allowance may not be cancelled if a retiree is reemployed by a participating employer within a year of the retiree's retirement date. Directs the state retirement office to cancel a retiree's retirement ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|Arkansas Teacher Retirement System Member Employment|
Establishes the right of an Arkansas Teacher Retirement System member to remain an active member when employed by an institution of higher education.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Bureau of Educational Service for the Deaf and the Blind|
Bureau of Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind - Amends existing law to provide that the Idaho Bureau of Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind is an employer for Public Employee Retirement System purposes.
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Retirement Benefits and Limit on When Retiree May Return to Work|
From bill summary: Provides that any change in salary, compensation or remuneration principally for the purpose of enhancing a member's benefits will not be included in the calculation of a member's final compensation for purposes of determining that member's ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Voluntary Shared Leave Program|
Requires the state board of education to adopt rules and policies for the voluntary shared leave program to allow an employee at a public school to donate sick leave to a nonfamily member employee of a public school; Provides that a donor of sick leave to a no...
|HI||Adopted 06/2010||P-12||Re-Employment of Retired Teachers|
Establishes the conditions under which state and county retirees may be reemployed while still receiving employees' retirement system benefits. Specifies that a retirant may be employed without reenrollment in the system and suffer no loss or interruption of b...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Temporary Retirement Incentive|
A.B. 11144 (Chapter 105)
From Assembly Web site: Establishes a temporary retirement incentive program for certain state employees and other public employees to assist in streamlining the workforce while also achieving cost savings. Applies to members of the New York State and Local...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Teachers Retirement System|
Adds provision that for purposes of the state teachers retirement system, the normal retirement age is whichever comes first: (1) 60 if the member has at least 10 years of creditable service or (2) the member's age when he/she attains 30 years of creditable se...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Rehiring of Retired Teachers|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 8
Allows retired teachers to be rehired for up to one year in a shortage area or priority school district for up to 45% of the current maximum salary. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/ACT/PA/2010PA-00111-R00SB-00438-PA.htm...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Temporary Teacher Retirement Incentive|
S.B. 6972 (Chapter 45)
Partially from fiscal note: Defines "participating employer" as either an educational employer, the state-operated institutions of the state university of New York, or a community college operating under a program of the state university of New York that parti...
|VT||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Changes to Retirement System|
Makes changes to the state teachers' retirement system; adjusts the duration of service needed before a teacher qualifies for a normal retirement allowance; increases the employees' share of the costs of the system; increases the percentage of "average final c...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Service Credit in State Teachers Retirement System Following Transfer|
Extends the amount of time that certain participants who transferred from the Teachers Defined Contribution System to the Teachers' Retirement System may purchase the full amount of credit they held in the defined contribution system; Provides that eligible me...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Retirement Calculations for Employees Subject to Furloughs|
Requires, for members of the State Teachers' Retirement System, that the calculations of a retirement allowance for a state employee subject to mandatory furloughs include earnings, contributions and compensation earnable that would have been reported had the ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Crediting Sick Days|
Provides that if an employee was in the service of more than one school district, then the sick leave days from all such employers must be credited for purposes of calculating the employee's retirement annuity. Provides that in calculating the creditable servi...
|OH||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Health Care|
Provides a one-time chance for a member's spouse's enrollment in the School Employees' Retirement System's health care coverage to individuals whose coverage was involuntary terminated under another
group plan, medicare advantage plan, or medicare part D only ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Relates to Retirement|
Relates to retirement; redefines certain terms termination; relates to reemployment of retirees; clarifyies when a State Community College System Optional Retirement Program participant is considered a retiree; providing for receipt of credit for past or prior...
|MT||Became law without governor's signature 05/2009||P-12|
|Actuarial Soundness Examination of Employee Retirement System|
Requires the state administration and veterans' affairs interim committee to examine and recommend funding and benefit changes in the statewide public employees' and teachers' retirement systems (determine the actuarial soundness of the systems).
|GA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Employees' Retirement System|
Provides that members joining the Employees' Retirement System on or after July 1, 2009 are not eligible to receive any post-retirement benefit adjustment. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb452.pdf...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Negotiating Teachers Salaries|
Authorizes school districts to negotiate salary levels with teachers who are receiving payments from the retirement system of another state; directs school districts to make an annual report on the number of employees who also received Mississippi retirement p...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||State Retirement System Participation for Charter Schools|
Allows a charter school that made an election of nonparticipation in the state retirement systems for its employees to make a one-time, irrevocable retraction of the election of nonparticipation. http://le.utah.gov/~2009/bills/hbillenr/hb0096.pdf...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Retired Teachers Employed Full Time|
From the fiscal note: Under certain restrictions, Teachers Retirement System (TRS) retirees with 30 or more years of service will be eligible to be employed on a full-time basis by a school district without the loss or interruption of TRS retirement benefits....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Correcting Calculation Errors in Teacher Retirement|
Allows the teacher retirement system to correct calculation errors that cause manifest injustice to Arkansas teacher retirement system members.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Recouping Benefits|
Allows the teacher retirement system to recoup benefits, including interest, paid to a member who does not meet the eligibility requirements under the teacher deferred retirement option plan; allows for the collection of interest.
|KS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Public Employees Retirement|
Concerns retirement and pensions; relates to the state public employees retirement system; death and disability benefits; employer contributions.
|NY||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Service Credit for Sick Leave|
Allows certain eligible members of the New York State Teachers' Retirement System employed by the state education department to receive service credit for up to two hundred days of unused accumulated sick leave. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S08142&sh=t...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Return to Teaching in Shortage Area|
Relates to provisions allowing retired teachers to return to teaching in subject shortage areas without impairing retirement status or retirement annuity. Includes language exempting the changes from provisions concerning new benefit increases. Extends date by...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Employment of Teachers on Disability|
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Allows a teacher receiving a disability, occupational disability, or disability retirement benefit to engage in limited or part-time employment as a teacher for an employer under either the Dow...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Teachers' Benefits|
Rewrites provisions pertaining to health and long- term care benefits for teachers, state employees, retired state employees and dependents; relates to noncontributory premiums, the Health Plan Administrative Commission, eligibility, foster children dependent ...
|SC||Rejected by voters 08/2008||P-12||Ballot Initiative -- Retirement Benefits|
(CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT QUESTION 2; S 463 - 2008) On November 2008 ballot. Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide that the funds of any trust fund established by law for funding of post employment benefits for state employees and public school ...
|KY||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Teacher Retirement System Trustees and Teacher Sick Leave|
Establishes new retirement requirements and benefit multipliers for Kentucky Employees' Retirement System retirement plans. Requires the establishment of a formal education program for members of the board of trustees of the Teachers' Retirement System of the ...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Teacher Retirement System|
Revises various provisions of law relating to the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Pension Annuity Fund; relates to retirement age, eligibility, and purchase of service credit; makes various changes to State Health Benefits Program adminis...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Dual Retirement System Membership|
Relates to members of the School Employees' Retirement System; repeals the prohibition against being a member of two retirement systems. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=495929...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Re-Hiring Retired Teachers and Administrators|
Revises provisions allowing for the rehiring of retired teachers and administrators and extends the termination date of such provisions. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2008/Bills/HB2710_SD2_.htm...
|SC||Passed 05/2008||P-12||Post-Retirement Benefits|
(Joint Resolution) Proposes an amendment to the constitution relating to benefits and funding of public employee pension plans and investments allowed for funds of the various state-operated retirement systems; provides that the funding for post-employment ben...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Employment Following Retirement|
Allows a retired classified or nonclassified member who has been retired for at least 36 months and who is employed by a public school to perform duties ordinarily performed by classified or nonclassified personnel shall be able to receive annualized earnings ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Teacher Retirement Benefits|
Modifies provisions relating to Teacher Retirement Benefits.
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Rehiring Retired Teachers|
Relates to retirement benefits under the Teachers Retirement System of the State; provides that a retired teacher who has been retired for a minimum amount of time may return to full-time employment and continue to collect his or her full retirement benefit; p...
|AK||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Retirement|
Relates to the accounting and payment of contributions under the defined benefit plan of the Public Employees' Retirement System, to calculations of contributions under that defined benefit plan, and to participation in, and termination of and amendments to pa...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||State Teachers' Retirement System|
Provides opportunities for members of the State Teachers' Defined Contribution Retirement System to affirmatively elect to transfer their assets to the State Teacher's Retirement System....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Service Credit for Educational Employees|
Educational employees that are members of the teachers' retirement system (TRS) and the school employees' retirement system (SERS) that work 630 hours or more in five months of a school year are entitled to six months of service credit.
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Retirement System Contributions|
Teachers receiving bonuses for earning National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification may make retirement system contributions from
the bonus payments and may earn a higher retirement allowance as a result of the salary increase.
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Service Credit Purchase for Teachers|
For teacher's wishing a one-time purchase of up to seven years of service credit for public education experience outside of the state retirement system, reduces the minimum number of years of creditable service in the teacher's retirement system from five year...
|NY||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Age 55 Early Retirement Programs|
Establishes the optional retirement programs to permit members of the New York city teachers' retirement system and certain members of the board of education retirement system of the city of New York to retire as early as age 55 (standard minimum retirement ag...
|IN||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Teachers Retirement Fund|
Reduces the waiting period after which a retired member of the state Teachers Retirement Fund may be reemployed in a covered position and continue to receive a retirement benefit; provides that a TRF member may change the member's beneficiary designation if th...
|LA||Approved by voters 10/2007||P-12||Teacher Retirement System|
Ballot No. 3
(Ballot No. 3: LAS127 2007) Proposes a constitutional amendment to provide that no benefit provision for members of any state retirement system having an actuarial cost shall be approved by the legislature unless a funding source providing new or additional fu...
|LA||Approved by voters 10/2007||P-12||Retirement Benefits|
Ballot No. 3
Proposes a constitutional amendment to provide that no benefit provision for members of any state retirement system having an actuarial cost shall be approved by the legislature unless a funding source providing new or additional funds sufficient to pay all su...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||teacher retirement|
Extends the operation of both the State Teachers' Retirement Law and the Defined Benefit Program. Extends provisions related to an exemption based on the employer not being able to receive state apportionment or to compensation that is not creditable indefinit...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Retired Teachers Returning to the Classroom|
Modifies the provision that permits retired teachers to return to the classroom without a loss of retirement benefits. Specifies that computation of post-retirement earnings of a beneficiary shall not include earnings while the beneficiary is employed to teach...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Charter School Teacher Participation in State Retirement System|
Allows an existing charter school to participate in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system and the state teachers' and state employees' comprehensive major medical plan.
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Recruiting Retired Teachers, Administrators|
Allows a community college district or school district to hire a retired public employee as a teacher or administrator if the primary work duties of the public employee are performed in a county of not more than 35,000 inhabitants; allows a school district or ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reemployment of State Retirees|
Relates to reemployment of state retirees; provides reemployment privileges to any member of this system who retired pursuant to an early retirement provision, whose last eligible employment was with the state or an agency in a parish designated under the Disa...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Teacher Retirement System|
Adds the relevant parts of amounts received for awards for student achievement, educator excellence, and mentoring programs and all salary amounts designated as health care supplementation to the definition of "salary and wages" required to be reported and ded...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Teacher Retirement System|
Provides for a centralized structure for making both funding and benefits decisions, and prohibits the state's contribution rate from dropping below the contribution rate of active members.
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Teacher Retirement System Investments|
Authorizes the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) board of trustees to buy and sell certain investments and other instruments commonly used by pension funds only to efficiently manage and reduce the risk of the overall investment portfolio. This bill allows deleg...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Retirement contribution rates|
From the final bill report: The State Actuary will submit preliminary contribution rates before the Pension Funding Council (PFC) based on current mandates, and following the actions of the PFC, prepare final actuarial valuation results and contribution rates....
|MD||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Rehiring Retired Teachers|
Increases the minimum number of specified retirees of the Teachers' Retirement System or Teachers' Pension System that school districts may rehire; alters the criteria for hiring specified retirees of the Teachers' Retirement System or the Teachers' Pension Sy...
|Study of Public Employee Retirement Systems|
Requests that the legislative council designate an appropriate interim committee or assign sufficient staff resources to study public employee retirements systems and produce a
legislator's guide on the state's public employee retirement plans that includes c...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Employer Contributions for Retirement|
Requires employer contributions on re-employed retirees; and beginning 7/1/08 increases employer contributions by .50% and reduces benefits for new hires. Estimated fiscal impact is $2.8 million for 2007-09, and $5 million for 2009-11 biennium.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Re-Employment of Retired Teachers|
From Senate Report: In the Teachers' Retirement System, a retired teacher or administrator who satisfies a break in service of at least one month may be employed for up to 867 hours per school year (approximately five months of full-time employment) without an...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||State Teachers Retirement System Contribution Information|
Requires employers to provide information for contributions to the State Teachers Retirement System. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/Bills_history.cfm?input=134&year=2007&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12|
|State Retirement Plan Revision|
Changes participation in the deferred compensation plan for new or rehired state employees, including those of any state agency, county, municipality, authority, or other political subdivision, hired on or after January 1, 2008 to an opt-out plan rather than a...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12|
|Permanent Certification Requirements; 21st Century Learner Fellows & Retirement Benefits|
Until a professional educator qualifies for a permanent certificate, requires the educator who has a certificate based on a bachelor's degree to complete the following within five years from the date the certificate first became valid:
(1) File an application...
|VA||Passed 02/2007||P-12||Statewide Educator Health Insurance Experience Pool|
This joint resolution of the legislature establishes a joint subcommittee to study the feasibility of a state-wide health insurance experience pool for educators and local government employees, including state and local early retirees not eligible for Medicare...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Employing Retired Teachers/Administrators|
Allows the department of education to employ retired teachers full time to teach in teacher shortage areas and serve as mentors for new classroom teachers. Allows the department to employ retired administrators to teach or administer in teacher shortage areas ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Deferred Retirement Option Plan|
Provides for interruptions in Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) entry and DROP participation periods occasioned by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; provides certain terminated members to adjust the period applicable to their participation in the plan; provide...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Payment of Benefits Not Due a Member|
Provides relative to the Teachers' Retirement System with respect to payment of benefits not due to a member; provides further that the right to collect such overpayment due to administrative error by the system shall apply only to amounts paid during the 36-m...
|LA||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Deferred Retirement Option Plan-Gulf Opportunity Zone|
Allows distributions from public pension plan qualified underprovisions of Internal Revenue Code, Section 401(a). Made for retirees residing in Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma disaster areas. Page 74-75 of 75: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0605/0605...
|VT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Credit for Prior Service|
Allows retired teachers who are then reemployed to obtain credit for prior service. A teacher who has ceased being a member upon reemployment is entitled to prior service credit upon depositing in the annuity savings fund the contributions which would have bee...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Return of Retired Teachers|
Allows persons who retired as other than a teacher to teach in a critical shortage position while continuing to receive a retirement allowance, provided the person becomes licensed by the Board of Education to serve as a local school board instructional or adm...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Pension Portability|
From the fiscal note: Currently members of TRS may use out-of-state service credit solely for the purpose of determining the time at which the member may retire. The service credit is not purchased and it is not membership service. The member's monthly benefit...
|LA||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) Participation for Katrina/Rita Victims|
Allows the suspension and resumption of Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) participation for public school system employees terminated due to a reduction-in-force necessitated by Hurricane Katrina or Rita.
|Purchase of Service Credit|
Provides purchase of service credit for involuntary furlough or leave without pay due to a gubernatorially declared disaster or emergency. ...
|LA||Signed into law 12/2005||P-12||Deferred Retirement Option Plan Withdrawals by Hurricane Rita Victims|
Allows certain Hurricane Rita victims to take in-service distributions from their Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) accounts; provides relative to such monies for income tax credit purposes.
|LA||Signed into law 12/2005||P-12||Retirement Benefits|
Allows a member of any state or statewide public retirement system on involuntary furlough or leave without pay due to a gubernatorially declared disaster or emergency to purchase credit for the period of the furlough or such leave by paying the required emplo...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Timely Transmission of Reports to the Teachers' Retirement Board|
To require the timely transmission to the Teachers' Retirement Board of the reports and information necessary for the proper administration of the teachers' retirement system. When such reports are not submitted or are incomplete, the board is unable to calcul...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Reemployed Retired Teachers|
The reemployment of certain retired members of the teachers' and public employees' retirement systems provide a valuable tool for school districts and public employers to manage workforce shortages, especially in teaching positions and job classes that require...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||State Retirement System|
Relates to the State Retirement System. Authorizes use of public monies in the purchase of any annuity or deferred compensation payments for:
1. the recruitment and retention of selected employees;
2. as a benefit to encourage selected teachers to te...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||The Teachers Retirement System Early Retirement|
Permits members of the teachers' retirement system plan 2 and plan 3 who qualify for early retirement or alternate early retirement to make a one time purchase of additional service credit....
|CO||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Pension Benefits Embezzlement|
Concerns the ability to attach public pension benefits if the pension participant engages in misconduct in connection with public property; relates to restitution for theft, embezzlement or wrongful conversion of public property. http://www.leg.state.co.us/Cli...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Return of Retired Teachers|
Extends from July 1, 2005 to July 1, 2010, the sunset date for provisions allowing retirees to be hired as teachers or administrative personnel without interruption of their retirement benefits. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+CHAP0605...
|NY||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Public Employee Health Insurance|
Prohibits the diminution of health insurance benefits of public employee retirees and their dependents or reducing the employer's contributions for such insurance from May 1, 2003 until May 15, 2004; defines employers to include the state, municipalities, scho...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Retirement Systems|
Requires persons who have or who are seeking to obtain a contractual or other relationship with a state or statewide public retirement system to disclosure certain expenditures. Establishes penalties for failing to file a report, filing a late report, or filin...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Retired Teachers Reemployment|
Relates to a retired teacher's reemployment; authorizes district school boards to reemploy certain retired teachers under certain circumstances; deletes certain reemployment criteria and limitations; provides legislative intent pertaining to funding and implem...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||State Employee Retirement|
Provides for early retirement for state employee retirement members with actuarial reduction of benefits; requires abolition of positions vacated by early retirement and permits reestablishment only as provided. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT8/...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12|
|State Education Employees Health Insurance|
Relates to health insurance; amends 74 O.S. 2001, Section 1306, as amended by Section 3, Chapter 196, O.S.L. 2002 (74 O.S. Supp. 2003, Section 1306), which relates to the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board; allows Board to offer point- of-serv...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Teacher Recruitment and Retirement|
Amends retirement allowances, disability benefits, and spouses' benefits under the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia to allow a teacher who retired on a service retirement may be employed as a classroom teacher, principal, superintendent, counselor, or lib...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||School Employees Sick Leave|
Clarifies that assistant teachers will receive the same number of sick days as licensed teachers. In addition, under the donation of leave provision for school employees, the definition of catastrophic illness was amended to conform to the same definition as i...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Rehiring Retired Teachers|
Each division superintendent is required at least annually, if so requested by the local school board, to survey the relevant local school division to identify critical shortages of teachers and administrative personnel by subject matter and report such critic...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12|
|State Employee Long Term Care Insurance|
Requires the Department of Human Resources Management to offer the long term care insurance plan currently available to state employees to any person who has five or more years of creditable service in any retirement plan administered by the Virginia Retiremen...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Charter School Employees|
Modifies the State System of Public Education Code and the Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act to amend employee benefit provisions for charter schools; allows a charter school applying for sponsorship to make an election of nonparticipation in the...
|IL||Vetoed 11/2003||P-12||Teachers Return to Employment|
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Allows certain retired teachers to remain in retirement status and continue to receive their retirement annuities while engaging in employment in a designated subject shortage area. Amends the ...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||School Personnel|
The General Assembly finds that the elimination of administrative and fiscal limitations on job-sharing arrangements would make employment in a public school an attractive option for well-qualified persons who do not wish to work full time. The state board is ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Retired Teacher Employment|
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Allows retired teachers to remain in retirement status and continue to receive their retirement annuities while teaching in a designated subject shortage area. Amends the State Employees Group ...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Reemployment of Retired Teachers|
Concerns the reemployment of retired teachers; purchases additional credited service in the Teachers' Retirement System, the excess earning account, credit for service with certain bargaining organizations, and payments for additional credited service purchase...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher's Credit for Pension Plan|
Provides a credited service option for teachers formerly employed in the "Jobs for Delaware Graduates" program.
|TN||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Reemployment of Teachers|
Relates to reemployment after retirement by teachers....
|WA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Retirement Credit for Substitute Service|
Provides optional service credit for substitute service to members of the school employees' retirement system....
|AK||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Retirement Incentive Program|
Relates to benefits for retired teachers or employees who participated in retirement incentive programs and are subsequently reemployed as a commissioner; provides for an effective date. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?session=23&bill=HB140...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Returning Retirees|
Allows a return to employment in Education; provides that a retired member who has not been employed as an employee or independent contractor by a local administrative unit may begin employment at a local administrative unit without suspending retirement benef...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Job Sharing|
Relates to county boards of education generally and expands job sharing arrangements to include employees who are not professional employees; relates to agreements to specify which employee is eligible for insurance coverage; limits cost to retirement system....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Virginia Retirement System|
Relates to Virginia Retirement System; relates to the continuation of retirement benefits for retired teachers who resume teaching....
|NC||To governor 10/2002||P-12|
|Job Sharing, Benefits|
Provides that the state board shall facilitate job sharing by public school teachers; authorizes the legislative research commission to study issues related to employee benefits for school employees, community college employees, and state employees in job-shar...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12|
|Provide Additional Information about teacher retirement investment programs.|
Requires the Teachers' Retirement Board establish a registration process for vendors seeking to offer retirement investment products to employees of all local school districts, community college districts and county offices of education. Requires the board to ...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Pension Benefits in Member's Death Through Assault, Assassination or Terrorism|
Provides that the death of a state employee killed off the job site by an act of assault, assassination, or terrorism directly related to the person's status as a member, shall be considered an occupational death for purposes of survivor's pension benefits in ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Credited Service of Substitutes and Half-Time Teachers|
Lowers threshold from 20 to 18 days substitute or half days or less of service that are to equal one month of credited service for purposes of additional credited service purchased from the teacher retirement system....
|KS||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Teacher Benefits and Retirement Program|
Modifies definition of "employee" and "final average salary" in section relating to the Kansas public employees retirement system and systems thereunder. Modifies section relating to purchase of participating service. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2002/26...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Benefit Increase for Public School Retirees|
Increases maximum benefit amount for public school employee retirees. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/Legis/2001_02/fulltext/sb138.htm...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Years of Creditable Service|
Relates to teacher retirement; allows members who have completed a minimum of 25 years of crediable service to obtain up to three additional years creditable service if stipulations are met. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/Legis/2001_02/versions/hb955_LC_21_6510_...
|AL||Pocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2002||P-12||Teacher Hours|
Relates to certain public school teachers; provides for authority to contract with a local board of education to work less than full-time so long as their salaries reflect employment for less than a full day; provides that if such teacher is receiving benefits...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Retirement System Eligibility|
Includes persons whose positions require certification or a four-year postsecondary degree and who provide part-time and substitute services in positions traditionally covered by the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS) as members so these persons will m...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Retirement Benefits for Certain Members|
Reopens the Teachers' Retirement System for purchase of certain prior service credit in the system by active and contributing members who were either on approved medical leave, or employed full-time with the Legislature, or employed full-time with a subsidiary...
|CA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Retirement Plans to Conform with State and Federal Income Tax Laws|
Provides that additional state income and corporation tax law conform with federal income tax laws with respect to rollovers allowed among various types of retirement plans and purchase of service credit in government defined benefit plans. http://info.sen.ca....
|FL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Retirement System Contributions Clearing Trust Fund|
Creates the Retirement System Contributions Clearing Trust Fund to disburse Florida Retirement System funds, to be administered by the Department of Management Services as the retirement clearing trust fund not subject to termination pursuant to the State Cons...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Retirement Contribution Rates|
Relates to retirement contribution rates; revises the contribution rates for the Elected Officers' Class, Senior Management Service Class, Regular Class, Special Risk Class, and Special Risk Administrative Support Class; relates to increased retirement contrib...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Rehire of Retired Teachers as Instructors and Mentors|
Allows the Department of Education to rehire retired teachers who have been retired for at least one calendar year to work in teacher shortage areas identified by the department of education and to serve as mentors for new classroom teachers with the prior app...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Iowa Public Employees Retirement System|
Modifies requirements of Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System, including access to confidential records, purchase of service credit, and voluntary coverage of elected officials. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/79GA/Legislation/HF/02500/HF02532/Current.html...
|MS||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2002||P-12||Teachers' Retirement System Payments|
Makes an appropriation to the board of trustees of the Public Employees' Retirement System for the purpose of paying benefit payments to retirants under the former Teachers' Retirement System....
|WV||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Return of Retired Teachers|
Clarifies that a retired public school teacher may be employed as a higher education teacher without loss of benefits....
|ME||Public Law No. 03/2002||P-12||Health Coverage for Retirees Returning to the Classroom|
Relates to group health plans for retirees who return to work under certain circumstances....
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2001||P-12||Retired Teachers May Substitute|
H.B. 5209, S.B. 207
Allows retired teachers to substitute as teachers in State and public schools for not more than 90 days in any one school year without a reduction of retirement benefits....
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Reemployment of Retirees|
Repeals all "reemployment of retiree" laws and replaces them with one law allowing full salary and full benefits after the lapse of a 12-month waiting period and allows substitutes to return immediately for limited service....
|SC||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Return of Retirees|
Relates to the exemption from the earnings limitation for retired certified teachers employed in geographic or critical academic need areas; provides that beginning June 1, 2001, any retired certified school district employee who is not a certified teacher may...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Statewide Group Benefits|
Relates to the creation, operation, and funding of a statewide group benefits program for employees and retirees of school districts. Establishes the School Employee Health Insurance Plan, to be administered by the Teacher Retirement System. Pass-through fin...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Retirement Reciprocity|
Relates to credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas for certain out-of-state service....
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.|
|Community College Retirement|
Relates to community college employee retirement; includes provisions for corrections officers, elected officials, and public safety personnel....
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Hiring Retired Teachers|
, Provides that department of education may rehire retired teachers in teacher shortage areas, with prior approval of superintendent and pursuant to collective bargaining....
|NE||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Funding Changes|
L.B. 797--Two Components
Section 16 changes the definition of general fund operating expenditures for purposes of the state aid formula (TEEOSA). The bill provides that general fund operating expenditures will not include retirement incentive plans and staff development assistance. Th...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Retirement Issues|
Increases the amount of private school service which can be purchased in the teacher retirement system....
|IN||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Retirement Funding|
Provides a cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2001 to members of the Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF) and members of the Indiana State Teachers Retirement Fund (TRF) who retired or were disabled before 7/2/99; provides a COLA in 2002 to members of PERF...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Retirement System Definitions and Calculations|
Relates to the Employees' and Teachers' Retirement System; alters the method of calculating specified members' average final compensation; defines break in service; establishes a method of calculating the average final compensation of specified part-time emplo...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12|
|Public Employee Retirement Systems|
Revises the defined contribution plan provisions under the public employees retirement system; limits liability; revises the allocation of current contributions to an education fund; revises how family law orders and execution of withholding and support obliga...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Teacher Retirement System Provisions|
Relates to the teachers' retirement system; relates to member eligibility for benefits, purchasing of service, tax deferred contributions, and administrative expenditures; concerns assets held in trust; revises the calculation of postretirement earnings; clari...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Retirement Allowances|
Provides that the monthly retirement allowance payable to any teacher who has at least 25 years of creditable service as a teacher and is at least 65 years old, or at least 30 years of creditable service as a teacher, shall not be less than $ 800....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Early Retirement|
Provides additional increases, as specified, for those members who have 30 or more years of credited service prior to 2011 and who retire for service on or after 01/01/2001....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Teachers' Health Benefits Fund|
Provides that development of any health care benefits programs for teachers shall be subject to appropriation of funds and further legislative authorization. Establishes the Teachers' Health Benefits Fund, a continuously appropriated special trust fund in the ...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Retired Teachers May Return|
Allows retired teachers to resume teaching without loss of benefits under certain conditions....
|MI||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Definition of "school employee" for retirement plan purposes|
Public Act 150, Relates to retirement; relates to public school employees; exempts persons who work for school district to conduct an election for individuals required to contribute to pension plan....
|TN||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Management of Retirement Funds, Reports|
Provides that local teacher retirement funds should be well managed; requires annual reports to local legislative bodies....
|VT||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Retired Teachers|
Permits eligible teachers to be employed and compensated up to 60% rather than 50% of the average teachers' compensation and still receive a full retirement allowance from the system. Also modifies other components of retirement policy. ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Early Retirement|
Amends existing law to provide that a certificated employee of a public school district shall be fifty-five years old before September 1 of the year application is made for early retirement....
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Forfeiture of Retirement|
Provides that for persons fired after 8/1/2000, who participate in State Employees Retirement System, County Employees Retirement System, State Police Retirement System, or Teachers' Retirement System, there shall be forfeiture of retirement benefits if convic...