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)


HB1079: relative to part-time employment of a retirement system retiree.

  • Original Committee: House Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors:  Rep. Douglas Trottier, Rep. Mike Bordes
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Status: Public Hearing: Thursday January 13 @ 11:00 am in LOB Rm 302-304
    • No action was taken
  • Next Step: the bill will go to a sub-committee for further discussion. Date & time of sub-committee is TBD

HB1257-FN: requiring the retirement system to divest from investment in companies located in China.

  • Original Committee: House Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Rep. Gary Hopper, Rep. Aboul Khan, Rep. Dave Testerman, Rep. David Love, Rep. Judy Aron, Rep. Brodie Deshaies, Rep. Louise Andrus
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Thursday January 13 @ 1:00 pm in LOB Rm 302-304
    • Recommended ITL 12-3, will be on regular calendar

HB1318-FN-L: relative to penalties for employer noncompliance with retirement system requirements.

  • Original Committee: House Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Rep. Dianne Schuett
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Thursday January 13 @ 2:30 pm in LOB Rm 302-304
    • Recommended OTP 13-0, will be on consent calendar

HB1417-FN-L: relative to payment by the state of a portion of retirement system contributions of political subdivision employers.

  • Original Committee: House Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Rep. Robert Renny Cushing, Rep. David Cote, Rep. Michael Edgar, Sen. Cindy Rosenwald
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Thursday January 13 @ 10:00 am in LOB Rm 302-304
    • No action was taken
  • Next Step: the bill will go to a sub-committee for further discussion. Date & time of sub-committee is TBD

HB1497-FN: relative to optional allowances in the retirement system.

  • Original Committee: House Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Rep. Tom Lanzara
  • Coalition Position: SUPPORT
  • Status:

HB1535-FN: relative to cost of living adjustments for retirees in the state retirement system.

  • Original Committee: House Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Rep. Troy Merner, Rep. Joseph Guthrie, Rep. Mike Bordes, Rep. Brodie Deshaies
  • Coalition Position: SUPPORT
  • Public Hearing: Thursday January 13 @ 9:00 am in LOB Rm 302-304
    • No action was taken
  • Next Step: the bill will go to a sub-committee for further discussion. Date & time of sub-committee is TBD

HB1549: relative to special duty hours worked by retired police members in the retirement system.

  • Original Committee: House Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors:  Rep. Tracy Emerick, Rep. Peter Leishman, Rep. Gerald Griffin
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Status:

HB1557: relative to survivor benefit optional allowances under the retirement system.

  • Original Committee: House Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Rep. Jeffrey Goley, Rep. Dianne Schuett, Rep. Stephen Pearson
  • Coalition Position: SUPPORT
  • Status:

HB1563-FN: requiring state employees to be enrolled in the deferred compensation plan.

  • Original Committee: House Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Rep. Carol McGuire, Sen. John Reagan, Rep. Leonard Turcotte, Rep. Gregory Hill
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Status:

HB1587-FN-A: relative to determination of average final compensation under the retirement system and making an appropriation therefor.

  • Original Committee: House Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Rep. Kevin Pratt, Rep. Mike Bordes, Rep. Douglas Trottier, Rep. Brodie Deshaies
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Status:

HB1590: relative to municipalities withdrawing from the state retirement system.

  • Original Committee: House Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Rep. Lex Berezhny , Rep. Keith Ammon, Rep. Leonard Turcotte, Rep. Edward Gordon, Rep. Andrew Prout, Rep. Bob Giuda, Rep. Dawn Johnson, Rep. Juliet Harvey-Bolia,  Rep. Leah Cushman, Rep. Erica Layon
  • Coalition Position: OPPOSE
  • Status: Public Hearing: Thursday January 13 @ 3:15 pm in LOB Rm 302-304
  • Next Step: the bill will go to a sub-committee for further discussion. Date & time of sub-committee is TBD

SB356: relative to medical benefits payments by state retirees.

  • Original Committee: Senate Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Sen. Lou D’Allesandro
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Wednesday January 12 @ 9:30 am in SH Rm 103
    • No action was taken
  • Next Step: Committee Vote TBD

SB363: relative to service credit for certain group II retirement eligibility.

  • Original Committee: Senate Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Sen. Lou D’Allesandro
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Wednesday January 12 @ 9:50 am in SH Rm 103
    • No action was taken
  • Next Step: Committee Vote TBD

SB411-FN: relative to critical incident stress management for emergency services providers, and establishing a violent act injury disability retirement for public safety employees.

  • Original Committee: Senate Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Sen. Kevin Cavanaugh
  • Coalition Position: MONITOR
  • Public Hearing: Thursday January 13 @ 9:40 am in SH Rm 103
    • This bill is currently being held by the Committee as another avenue to address this issue is being taken at the time. The committee may bring it back for further discussion later this legislative session.

SB434-FN: relative to the reduction in the calculation of state retirement annuities at age 65.

  • Original Committee: Senate Executive Departments & Administration
  • Sponsors: Sen. Kevin Cavanaugh
  • Coalition Position: SUPPORT
  • Public Hearing: Thursday January 13 @ 9:20 am in SH Rm 103
    • No action was taken
  • Next Step: Committee Vote TBD