The NH Retirement Security Coalition has been in existence since 2007/2008 and became a fulltime grassroots Coalition when they hired their first Coordinator in 2011. Since then, they have been working on behalf of the 80,000 active and retired members of the NH Retirement System to protect their earned benefits as well as protect the solvency and stability of the System itself.

Here is an 11-year look back on all retirement legislation the Coalition has worked to support and pass, oppose and defeat, and simply monitor to ensure no amendments or changes made would impact the members and their benefits.

Quick Statistics

  • 159 pieces of legislation monitored
  • 21 proactive pieces of legislation introduced
    • Successful in passing 8
  • 41 defensive pieces of legislation introduced
    • Successful in defeating 26

All Legislation

YearBill #TitlePositionOutcome
2021HB173requiring the independent investment committee of the New Hampshire retirement system to report investment fees.SUPPORTPASSED
2021HB497allowing a school district to exempt its chief administrative officer from compulsory participation in the retirement system.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2021SB119relative to the ordinary death benefit in the retirement systemSUPPORTDEFEATED
2021HB130relative to administration by the retirement system of certain health care premium deductions.MONITORDEFEATED
2021HB141allowing a county to exempt its chief administrative officer from compulsory
participation in the retirement system
MONITORDEFEATED
2021HB274relative to payment by the state of a portion of retirement system contributions of political subdivision employers.MONITORDEFEATED
2021CACR6relating to the retirement age of judges. Providing that the retirement age of judges be increased.MONITORDEFEATED
2021HB248relative to the judicial retirement plan.MONITORDEFEATED
2021HB356relative to the city of Manchester employees’ contributory retirement system.MONITORPASSED
2021HB211revising certain benefit provisions in the city of Manchester employees contributory retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2021HB390relative to the amortization of retirement system unfunded accrued liability.MONITORDEFEATED
2021HB619designating police and fire dispatchers as group II members of the retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2021HB536relative to death benefits for public works employees killed in the line of duty, and relative to workers’ compensation offsets for certain retirement system benefits.MONITORDEFEATED
2021CACR12repealing the mandatory retirement age for judges. MONITORDEFEATED
2021SB72relative to a state share of retirement system contributions by employers.MONITORDEFEATED
2021SB153relative to group II accidental disability allowances for a police officer or firefighter disabled as a result of a violent injury.MONITORDEFEATED
2020HB1205relative to the reduction in the calculation of state retirement system annuities at age 65.SUPPORTDEFEATED
2020HB1235establishing a committee to study ensuring workforce maintenance through enhancement of the retirement system, and making an appropriation therefor.SUPPORTDEFEATED
2020HB1326requiring the independent investment committee of the New Hampshire retirement system to report investment fees.SUPPORTDEFEATED
2020HB1154enabling municipalities to exclude principal of retirement and pension accounts from assets used for eligibility for property tax exemptions.MONITORDEFEATED
2020HB1204relative to the emergency exception for limitations on part-time employment within the New Hampshire retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2020HB1292revising certain benefit provisions in the city of Manchester employees contributory retirement systemMONITORDEFEATED
2020HB1293relative to the city of Manchester employees’ contributory retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2020HB1341relative to vested status of group II members in the state retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2020HB1434repealing premium contribution requirements for certain state and judicial retirees.MONITORDEFEATED
2020HB1447relative to penalties for retired members of the retirement system exceeding part-time hourly limit.MONITORDEFEATED
2020HB1494adopting omnibus legislation concerning workers.MONITORDEFEATED
2020HB1550extending accidental death benefits for group II members of the retirement system suffering from heart attacks.MONITORDEFEATED
2020HB1561allowing a county to exempt its chief administrative officer from compulsory participation in the retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2020HB1634 relative to certain additional part-time employment of retirees in the retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2020SB637relative to fraud and errors in records of the retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2020SB543relative to group II retirement system status for certain department of corrections officials.MONITORDEFEATED
2019HB110relative to the cost of fiscal analysis of legislation relating to the retirement system and relative to the reclassification of jobs in the retirement system.SUPPORTPASSED
2019HB468relative to the inclusion of attendance stipends and certain additional pay for instructional activities as earnable compensation in the retirement system.SUPPORTPASSED
2019HB616relative to a cost of living adjustment for retirees in the state retirement system.SUPPORTPASSED
2019SB28relative to an active retirement system member appointment to the independent investment committee.SUPPORTPASSED
2019HB629establishing a state defined contribution retirement plan for state and political subdivision members of the retirement system.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2019HB116 relative to the job classification of positions in the retirement system.MONITORPASSED
2019HB418relative to the limitations on part-time employment under the New Hampshire retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2019HB497relative to payment by the state of a portion of retirement system contributions of political subdivision employers.MONITORDEFEATED
2019HB675relative to the purchase of service credit in the state retirement system.MONITORPASSED
2019HB720relative to part time employment of retired community college system faculty.MONITORDEFEATED
2018HB1603 relative to employee representation on the independent investment committee in the New Hampshire retirement systemSUPPORTPASSED
2018HB1756relative to an additional allowance and a cost of living adjustment for retirees from the state retirement system.SUPPORTPASSED
2018HB631establishing a cash balance pension plan for new hires and non-vested employees.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2018HB1754establishing a state defined contribution retirement plan for state and political subdivision members of the retirement systemOPPOSEDEFEATED
2018SB219relative to a one-time allowance for certain state retirees.SUPPORTDEFEATED
2018HB1427relative to the reduction in the calculation of state retirement system annuities at age 65.SUPPORTDEFEATED
2018HB561relative to part-time employment of a retirement system retiree by a participating employer.MONITORPASSED
2018SB324Allowing an optional retirement system allowance to include a subsequent remarriage of a divorced retiree.MONITORPASSED
2018SB458Authorizing the purchase of retirement system creditable service by a certain surviving spouse.MONITORPASSED
2018SB538Including police officers of the capital area police unit in group II of the retirement system.MONITORPASSED
2018HB1805establishing a committee to study level dollar amortization of retirement system unfunded accrued liabilityMONITORPASSED
2018HB1823relative to layered amortization of retirement system liabilities.MONITORPASSED
2018HB3593Granting group II retirement system status to certain positions in the department of corrections.MONITORDEFEATED
2018HB1767 establishing a multiple employer public retirement plan.MONITORDEFEATED
2018CACR20Relating to the retirement age of judges. Providing that the retirement age of judges be increasedMONITORDEFEATED
2018SB532relative to group II status of certain department of corrections officialsMONITORDEFEATED
2018SB543relative to health care premium payments for certain retired state workers.MONITORDEFEATED
2018HB1729Allowing the state retiree medical benefits subsidy to be used for alternative group insurance plans.MONITORDEFEATED
2017HB548increasing the age at which a pension begins for non-vested and newly-hired group I members of the retirement system.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2017HB425relative to the retirement system assumed rate of return for the biennium beginning July 1, 2017.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2017HB294relative to the cost of fiscal analysis of legislation relating to the retirement system.SUPPORTDEFEATED
2017HB405relative to the duties of the decennial retirement commission, and relative to the function and organization of the department of administrative services risk management unit and division of personnel.MONITORPASSED
2017HB415reducing business taxes, repealing certain taxes, establishing an income tax, and requiring payment by the state of a portion of retirement system contributions of political subdivision employers.MONITORDEFEATED
2017HB542relative to retired members employed in a part-time position by retirement system employers.MONITORDEFEATED
2017HB543relative to part-time employment by a retiree for a retirement system employer.MONITORDEFEATED
2017HB644extending the interest and dividends tax to capital gains, increasing exemptions from the tax, and providing for retirement system contributions on behalf of employers other than the state.MONITORDEFEATED
2017HB645 relative to retiree health care benefits for future retirees.MONITORDEFEATED
2017SB140relative to the independent investment committee in the New Hampshire retirement system.MONITORPASSED
2016HB556establishing a cash balance plan for public employees in the retirement system.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2016HB1673establishing a cash balance plan within the state retirement system.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2016HB1449relative to additional temporary supplemental allowances for retired members of the retirement systemSUPPORTDEFEATED
2016HB1352relative to the penalty for retirement system employers’ noncompliance with reporting requirements for retirees.MONITORPASSED
2016HB1489establishing a committee to study the rates of employer contributions in the retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2016HB1591relative to the health care premium contribution for retired state employees who are eligible for Medicare Parts A and B due to age or disability, relative to funding of retiree health benefits, and making an appropriation to the department of administrative services.MONITORDEFEATED
2016HB1592relative to the health care premium contribution for retired state employees who are over 65 years of age, relative to funding of retiree health benefits, and making an appropriation to the department of administrative services.MONITORDEFEATED
2016HB1676relative to attachments on benefits under the judicial retirement plan.MONITORDEFEATED
2016SB129 allowing retired members of the retirement system to change an optional allowance election in certain circumstances.MONITORPASSED
2016SB257relative to membership in the judicial retirement plan of judges appointed at age 63 or older.MONITORPASSED
2016SB388requiring a public hearing on proposed changes to the state retiree group insurance plan.MONITORPASSED
2016SB390 relative to the procedure in retirement system hearings concerning qualification for disability retirement benefits.MONITORPASSED
2016SB462allowing part-time circuit court judges to retire and elect senior active status.MONITORDEFEATED
2016SB414 relative to the health care premium contribution for retired state employees over 65 years of age, relative to funding of retiree health benefits, and making an appropriation to the department of administrative services.MONITORDEFEATED
2015HB182establishing a committee to study alternative public employee retirement plans.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2015HB239stablishing a statutory commission to study the creation of a state retirement security program and making an appropriation therefor.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2015HB369establishing a defined contribution retirement plan for public employees.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2015SB164relative to the independent investment committee in the New Hampshire retirement system.SUPPORTDEFEATED
2015HB139relative to an emergency exception under the New Hampshire retirement system for certain part-time employment.MONITORDEFEATED
2015HB396relative to part-time employment by retirees in the New Hampshire retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2015HB682 granting group II retirement system status to certain positions in the department of correctionsMONITORDEFEATED
2015SB85establishing a statutory commission to study post-retirement employment of New Hampshire retirement system retirees.MONITORDEFEATED
2014SB218relative to group I retirement system membership for all members hired on or after July 1, 2014.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2014HB1101relative to the recovery of overpayments by the retirement system and establishing a committee to study the policies and procedures of the retirement system for benefits wrongfully paidOPPOSEDEFEATED
2014HB1126establishing a committee to study alternative public employee retirement plans.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2014HB1399relative to the application for a vested deferred retirement allowance in the retirement systemOPPOSEDEFEATED
2014HB1493relative to members of the retirement system working after retirement, and relative to membership of political subdivision officials appointed for fixed terms.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2014HB1148 relative to the reduction in the calculation of state retirement system annuities at age 65.SUPPORTDEFEATED
2014SB364relative to group II service retirement allowances and relative to establishing a supplemental savings plan in the retirement system.SUPPORTDEFEATED
2014HB1494relative to administration of the New Hampshire retirement system and authority of the board of trustees.OPPOSEPASSED
2014HB1617permitting the retirement system to access death, marriage, and divorce records of the division of vital records administration for the administration of RSA 100-A.OPPOSEPASSED
2014HB1152terminating the benefit program for call, substitute or volunteer firemen administered by the New Hampshire retirement system.MONITORPASSED
2014HB1155 relative to state retiree health coverage premium contributions.MONITORDEFEATED
2014HB1173relative to the report submission date of the state retiree health plan commissionMONITORPASSED
2014HB1398allowing the retirement system to make payments in lieu of payments to estates in certain instances.MONITORPASSED
2014HB1563granting group II retirement system status to certain positions in the department of corrections.MONITORPASSED
2014SB225relative to the city of Manchester employees’ contributory retirement system.MONITORPASSED
2014SB261allowing the commissioner of administrative services to administer the health benefits of certain retirees of the State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire.MONITORPASSED
2014SB264requiring the election of benefits by certain members of the judicial retirement plan.MONITORPASSED
2014SB339relative to instituting a credit card affinity program in which fees received are directed to offset the retirement system’s unfunded liability.MONITORDEFEATED
2014SB395relative to the retirement classification of the director of the division of forests and lands.MONITORDEFEATED
2013HB342relative to reporting of compensation paid to retired members of the retirement system, relative to notice to retired members of the limitations on part-time employment, and relative to retirement system membership for a person holding positions of town clerk and tax collector.SUPPORTPASSED
2013HB620relative to the adjustment of member and employer contribution rates in the retirement system.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2013HB312 relative to the cost of fiscal analysis of legislation relating to the retirement system.SUPPORTDEFEATED
2013HB124relative to the determination of gainful occupation for a group II member receiving an accidental disability retirement allowance from the retirement system, and relative to the director and assistant director of the division of homeland security and emergency management in the department of safety.OPPOSEPASSED
2013HB281permitting retired judges over the age of 70 to serve the courts under certain circumstances.MONITORDEFEATED
2013HB364relative to notice required concerning employment of a retired member of the New Hampshire retirement system of the limitations on part-time employment.MONITORDEFEATED
2013HB594relative to the general consumer credit laws of the state, making a technical correction, and relative to a town clerk and tax collector electing to be a member in the retirement system.MONITORPASSED
2013HB683relative to the retirement system status of the director and assistant director of the division of homeland security and emergency management.MONITORDEFEATED
2013SB33making technical changes to the judicial retirement plan.MONITORPASSED
2013HB173 repealing the authority for supplemental allowances under the judicial retirement planMONITORDEFEATED
2013HB419establishing a deferred retirement option in the judicial retirement plan.MONITORDEFEATED
2013HB473relative to retirement system status for members of the university system police force.MONITORDEFEATED
2013HB683relative to the retirement system status of the director and assistant director of the division of homeland security and emergency management.MONITORDEFEATED
2012HB1639relative to employment of certain disability retirees by retirement system employers.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2012SB228repealing the assessments for excess benefits paid by employers in the retirement system.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2012SB229establishing a commission to make recommendations on whether the New Hampshire retirement system should be replaced with a defined contribution plan for all new hires and to study the impact such change would have on the retirement system.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2012HB1460establishing a defined contribution retirement plan for public employees.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2012HB1483repealing the retirement system special account and repealing the assessments for excess benefits paid by employers in the retirement system.OPPOSEPASSED
2012SB230modifies the calculation of average final compensation for retirement system members hired after July 1, 2011 or who have not attained vested status prior to January 1, 2012.OPPOSEPASSED
2012SB244relative to the administration of the New Hampshire retirement system.OPPOSEPASSED
2012SB246relative to the calculation of employer assessments for excess retirement system benefits.MONITORPASSED
2012CACR30relating to limitations on impeachment judgment. Providing that judgment may include forfeiture of pension and retirement benefits.MONITORDEFEATED
2012HB654relative to credit for retirement system employer contribution overpayments.MONITORDEFEATED
2012HB1306requiring a report on part-time employment of retired members of the retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2012HB1496 relative to the certification of county correctional personnel for purposes of the New Hampshire retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2012HB1521relative to retired state employees group insurance participation.MONITORPASSED
2012SB234 relative to salary grades for certain executive branch positions and relative to the retirement classification of certain state officials.MONITORPASSED
2012SB249requiring a request for proposals for the administration and management of the New Hampshire retirement system.MONITORDEFEATED
2011HB492establishing a deferred retirement option in the judicial retirement plan, and relative to benefits related to service of certain judges of probate retiring because of permanent disability.MONITORDEFEATED
2011HB511relative to retired judges over 70 years of age.MONITORPASSED 
2011SB33relative to retired state employee contributions for medical benefits costs.MONITORPASSED
2011SB75relative to clarification of part-time service in the state retirement system.MONITORPASSED
2011SB127relative to the city of Manchester’s contributory retirement system.MONITORPASSED
2011HB537 reducing retirement allowances paid by the New Hampshire retirement system.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2011HB231relative to payment of medical benefits for state retirees, their spouses, and dependents.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2011HB360 establishing a state defined contribution retirement plan for state and political subdivision members of the retirement system and establishing a committee to study the transition of current employees into the new plan and administration of the new plan.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2011HB456 relative to the calculation of average final compensation for the purpose of determining retirement system benefits.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2011HB227relative to the membership of the retirement system board of trustees.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2011HB265redefining earnable compensation in the retirement system for new and non-vested members in service.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2011HB460relative to the retirement age for group II members.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2011HB463 relative to the retirement system maximum initial benefit limitation.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2011HB465relative to the number of years for calculating average final compensation for retirement system benefitsOPPOSEDEFEATED
 HB455establishing a committee to study the use of a cash balance retirement plan for new state employees.OPPOSEDEFEATED
2011HB461relative to repealing the authority for retirement system members to purchase service credit for certain out-of-state service.OPPOSEPASSED 
2011HB462relative to the determination of employer assessments for excess benefits paid by employers in the retirement system.OPPOSEPASSED 
2011HB464 requiring the transfer of certain retirement system group II special account funds to the state annuity accumulation fund.OPPOSEPASSED 
2011HB491relative to divestiture of retirement system assets relating to Sudan.OPPOSEPASSED 
2011SB3 making comprehensive changes to the state retirement system.OPPOSEPASSED (in budget)

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