Below is a current list of bills dealing with retirement issues and the current Coalition’s position on each bill.

KEY

OTP: Ought to Pass / OTPA: Ought to Pass w/ Amendment / ITL : Inexpedient to Legislate (defeat)


HB130: relative to administration by the retirement system of certain health care premium deductions.

  • Original Policy Committee: House ED&A
  • Sponsors:  Dianne Schuett , Peter SchmidtCarol McGuireStephen Pearson
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Wednesday January 27 @ 1:15 p.m.
  • Committee Action: OTP 17-0, will be on consent calendar
  • House Floor Vote April 6-8
    • Passed the House on consent calendar
  • Status: Headed to Senate

HB173-FN: requiring the independent investment committee of the New Hampshire retirement system to report investment fees.

  • Original Policy Committee: House ED&A
  • Sponsors: Dianne Schuett , Mark PearsonKristina SchultzArthur EllisonGary Merchant
  • Coalition Position: SUPPORT  
  • Public Hearing: Wednesday January 27 @ 2:00 p.m.
    • COMMITEE ACTION: Passed OTP 17-0, will be on the consent calendar
  • House Floor Vote February 24/25, 2021
    • Floor Action: Passed on consent calendar, will move to Senate
  • Public Hearing: March 16, 2021
    • COMMITTEE ACTION: Passed 4-1
  • Senate Floor Vote March 25, 2021
    • Floor Action: Passed 24-0
  • Status: Headed to Governor’s desk for signature
  • UPDATE – Signed into Law


HB274: relative to payment by the state of a portion of retirement system contributions of political subdivision employers.

  • Original Policy Committee: House ED&A
  • Sponsors:  Michael O’Brien , Robert Renny CushingCindy Rosenwald
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Wednesday January 27 @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Committee Action: The committee could not agree to a position. Therefore, it will go to the floor with NO RECOMMENDATION and arguments for both OTP and ITL will be argued
  • House Floor Vote February 24/25, 202
    • Floor Action: Defeated by roll call vote 189-168
      • OTP motion was made first but that failed 172-186 on a roll call vote
  • DEFEATED

CACR6: relating to the retirement age of judges. Providing that the retirement age of judges be increased.

  • Original Policy Committee: House Judiciary
  • Sponsors: Bob Lynn
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Tuesday January 26 @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Executive Session: February 22, 2021
    • COMMITEE ACTION: ITL 17-4
  • House Floor Vote April 6-8
    • Defeated on consent calendar
  • DEFEATED

HB248: relative to the judicial retirement plan.

  • Original Policy Committee: House Judiciary
  • Sponsors: Bob Lynn
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Tuesday January 26 @ 9:00 a.m.
  • February 18, 2021 – RETAINED IN COMMITTEE
  • RETAINED IN COMMITTEE

HB356: relative to the city of Manchester employees’ contributory retirement system.

  • Original Policy Committee: House ED&A
  • Sponsors: Patrick Long
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Monday February 1 @ 1:05 p.m. – virtual meeting
  • Committee Action: OTP 15-0, will be on consent calendar
  • House Floor Vote February 24/25, 2021
    • Floor Action: Passed on consent calendar, will move to Senate  
  • Senate ED&A Committee Public Hearing – March 24, 2021
    • Passed ED&A Committee 5-0, on consent calendar
  • Passed Senate on Consent Calendar
  • Status: Headed to Governor’s desk for signature

HB211: revising certain benefit provisions in the city of Manchester employees contributory retirement system.

  • Original Policy Committee: House ED&A
  • Sponsors: Patrick Long
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Monday February 1 @ 1:00 p.m. – virtual meeting
  • Executive Session: Friday February 26 @ 10:00 a.m. – virtual meeting
    • Committee Action: Retained by committee 18-0
  • RETAINED IN COMMITTEE

HB497: allowing a school district to exempt its chief administrative officer from compulsory participation in the retirement system.

  • Original Policy Committee: House Education  
  • Sponsors: Patrick Long
  • Coalition Position: DEFEAT
  • Public Hearing: Tuesday February 2 @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Executive Session: Tuesday February 9 @ 9:00 a.m.
    • ​Committee Action: ITL 18-2, will be on regular calendar 
  • House Floor Vote February 24/25, 2021
    • Floor Action: Defeated by voice vote
  • DEFEATED

HB390: relative to the amortization of retirement system unfunded accrued liability.

  • Original Policy Committee: House ED&A
  • Sponsors: Michael O’Brien
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Wednesday January 27 @ 2:30 p.m.
    • COMMITTEE ACTION: ITL 18-1, will be on consent calendar
  • House Floor Vote February 24/25, 2021
    • Floor Action: Defeated on consent calendar
  • DEFEATED

HB619: designating police and fire dispatchers as group II members of the retirement system.


HB536: relative to death benefits for public works employees killed in the line of duty, and relative to workers’ compensation offsets for certain retirement system benefits.


CACR12: relating to the retirement age for judges. Providing that the mandatory retirement age for judges is repealed.


SB72: relative to a state share of retirement system contributions by employers.


SB119: relative to the ordinary death benefit in the retirement system

  • Original Policy Committee: Finance
  • Sponsor: Kevin Cavanaugh
  • Coalition Position: SUPPORT
  • Public Hearing: Tuesday January 9 @ 1:00 p,m,
    • Committee Action: ITL 5-2
  • Senate Floor Vote: Laid on Table
  • ON TABLE IN SENATE

SB153-FN: relative to retirement benefits for a police officer or firefighter disabled as a result of a violent injury.

  • Original Policy Committee:
  • Sponsors: Sharon Carson
  • Coalition Position:
  • Public Hearing: Wednesday March 3 @ 9:00 a.m.
    • COMMITEE ACTION: RETAINED IN COMMITTEE
  • RETAINED IN COMMITEE

HB141: allowing a county to exempt its chief administrative officer from compulsory participation in the retirement system.

  • Original Policy Committee: House ED&A
  • Sponsors: Dianne Schuett Stephen Pearson
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Senate ED&A Wednesday April 13, 2021
    • Committee Action: OTP 4-1
  • Senate Floor Vote: Laid on Table 15-8
  • ON TABLE IN SENATE

Retirement in 2021 Budget

A retirement issue was presented in both the House and Governor’s budget dealing with certain positions in the Department of Corrections. The section/amendment can be found HERE.